Feedback on the draft Urban Ag Plan (submit by Nov 28, 2022)

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      I attended the 2019 session of the 1st-ever Philadelphia Urban Agriculture Plan, and it was just recently restarted. The plan never made it beyond the draft phase, but they are now seeking public comment from November 3 – 28, 2022 here.

      The plan offers policies that could help growers secure access to land and increase food production in high-poverty neighborhoods. The 242-page draft plan, “Growing From the Root,” was developed by Soil Generation, an urban ag group for people of color; city planning firm Interface Studio; and the Parks and Recreation department.

      Philadelphia has over 400 active urban ag operations totaling 130 acres across 900 parcels.

      About 70% of these gardens and farms are in high-poverty areas, many of which have limited options for purchasing fresh produce.

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