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Policy Summary

This chapter sets forth specific watering restrictions for "noncommercial vegetable gardening," and thereby allows for additional watering for that use beyond what is allowed for general landscape irrigation in chapter 15.44.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Merced
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Food System Category Grow; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

See language such as "vegetable gardening has become a popular way to supplement food sources," and "fruits." §§ 15.44.010, 15.44.030.

Environmental goal?
Yes

See language such as "water shortage emergency," "conservation regulations" and "runoff." §§ 15.44.010, 15.44.030.

Economic goal?
Unclear

See language allowing for "non-commercial sale," which is defined to include "incidental direct selling of produce from such vegetable garden to the public." §§ 15.44.030 to 15.44.040.

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

It provides, in part, that "[t]he purpose of this chapter is to provide specific watering restrictions that only apply to non-commercial vegetable gardens as defined in this chapter." § 15.44.010.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 15.44.030.

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