Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle City Council members this week announced a “Year of Urban Agriculture” campaign to promote urban agriculture efforts and increase community access to locally grown food.
In April of 2008, Seattle City Council adopted Resolution 31019, the Local Food Action Initiative, outlining a series of actions developed to promote local and regional food sustainability and security. The goals of the Local Food Action Initiative include improving the local food system through advancing the City of Seattle’s interrelated goals of race and social justice, environmental sustainability, economic development, and emergency preparedness
In 2010, the City along with community partners will be advancing a number of initiatives related to urban agriculture including opening a new urban food bank farm, developing additional community gardens through the Parks Levy, and considering new land use codes that support urban agriculture.
For more information please visit the 2010: Year of Urban Agriculture homepage.