Little City Gardens: Changing the Landscape of Urban Farming in the Bay Area

Little City Gardens: Changing the Landscape of Urban Farming in the Bay Area

Michelle Chin
Aug 2, 2011

In April of this year, Little City Farms in San Francisco scored one for the little guys and their community by being the impetus for the new urban agriculture zoning code in the city of San Francisco...

Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway, the founders of Little City Gardens, were interviewed by KQED about their campaign for a new zoning law to make it legal for them to run their business of raising and selling organic salad greens to sell to local restaurants, caterers and for their newly started CSA.

Both Berkeley and Oakland are following suit, Oakland potentially allowing the raising of backyard animals as a personal food source, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

These cities are not the first to address outdated zoning laws to allow for the sale of homegrown produce. Seattle, Washington and Kansas City, Missouri allow urban farming within their cities. Hopefully more will follow, which would allow folks like Tara and Beat of Silverlake Farms to grow and sell vegetables and flowers to sell, instead of being browbeaten by old, outdated restrictions.

Read More: Across the Bay Area, Urban Farming Is In Season at The LA Times

Related Post: Kelly and Erik's Urban Farm

(Images: Little City Gardens)

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