These provision set standards for community gardens and expressly allows community gardens in all zoning districts, including as a principal use for vacant lots. They require community gardens to be registered annually. Community gardens may only grow plants or produce. The regulations do not allow surplus produce/items to be sold wholesale or on-site, except through an otherwise permitted garage sale.
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Defines community gardens as something that "provides access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment." § 21.01.00.1.
See the following language: "connection to the environment" (§21.01.00.1); "management practices to minimize nutrient runoff and negative stormwater impacts"(§21.01.00.6).
"The purpose and intent of this section is to establish appropriate standards for community gardens on private property, while mitigating any associated undesirable impacts." § 21.01.00.2.
Requires community gardens to be registered annually and sets forth the process for registration. § 21.01.00.10.
These sections are located in Appendix A - Land Development Code/ Chapter 21. - Community Gardens. History: Ord. No. 2012-1988, §§ 1, 2, 2-19-2013.