Urban Ag and Farming Teach-In at the Legal Cafe
Come and learn how to overcome the legal hurdles individuals and organizations face regarding a wide range of urban agriculture opportunities.
The first half of the presentation will be given by law students Zishan and Eric, who are part of the Community Food Enterprise Project (a project of Students for Economic and Environmental Justice at UC Berkeley Law school), we’ll discuss:
- micro-scale urban agriculture
- parkway gardening
- and front-yard organic farm conversion!
We’ll also talk about how to collaborate with your neighbors to create neighborhood community gardens and how to take advantage of urban agriculture incentive zones in Berkeley and the rest of Alameda County.
During the second half of the discussion, we will talk about the business side of urban agriculture, such as:
- what are the legal implications of industrial-scale agriculture in urban settings?
- And what do you or your organization need to do to put vacant lots to use in feeding and employing communities?
SELC’s Policy Director, Christina Oatfield, will also introduce the Neighborhood Food Act that may be introduced in California this year. This act would allow for the sale of produce grown on urban farms, community gardens, and to be used in food production.
This teach-in is open to the public and will be geared toward people who are new to the topic. RSVP online.
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