Using Urban Agriculture to Grow Southern New England
Connecticut Planning, SNEAPA 2015
4 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 24, 2015
Southern New England has recently seen significant developments in urban agriculture, including the implementation of Boston’s urban ag ordinance in December 2013; the creation of Hartford’s urban ag ordinance in April 2015; and Providence’s robust urban ag initiative, “Lots of Hope.” Urban ag is being used to create and enhance a sense of community, to support and celebrate diversity by allowing immigrant populations to grow culturally appropriate foods for consumption or sale, and to increase food security. It is also an avenue for potential economic growth.
Keywords: Zoning, land use, urban agriculture, planning, New England
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