Food policy and food culture in #ColoradoSprings. #UrbanFarming

County councilor Jill Gaebler. Photo courtesy of Jill Gaebler. When Colorado Springs passed an ordinance allowing residents to own small dairy goats within city limits, City Councilor Jill Gaebler knew it was an important step toward a more sustainable food system in the city. Although Gaebler realizes it was a small win, she also believes it helped put urban agriculture on the agenda of a city that is still very much a food desert. According to Gaebler, Colorado Springs is behind the rest of Colorado when it comes to promoting urban agriculture. The city only currently produces about four percent of its own food, does not have a public market in its downtown, and still has various legal barriers that limit small-scale food producers. In order remedy these issues, Gaebler is working on several efforts to facilitate urban agriculture in Colorado Springs. First on her agenda...

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