New Urban Agriculture Regulations Sprouting in Los Angeles, California by @globalsiteplans

Personally inspired by the documentary “Plant This Movie ,” as well as the many other urban farming short films shown at the New Urbanism Film Festival , it appears that urban agriculture is in full swing in Los Angeles. In particular, several innovative pieces of legislation regarding urban agriculture have recently come onto the political horizon. Urban agriculture has made a major resurgence in cities. Proponents explain that urban agriculture serves to not only provide better access to local and healthy food, but to also create a sense of community and to add to the aesthetics of the city by reducing blight. Like former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom once said , “urban agriculture is about far more than growing vegetables on an empty lot. It’s about revitalizing and transforming unused public spaces, connecting city residents with their neighborhoods in a new way and...

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