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City Council Passes Urban Farming Ordinance During June 21 Meeting  

(Revere Journal)

Why is Urban Farming important?
Urban Farming in a means to increase access to locally grown food and a way of reintroducing the public to the many aspects of food that we have lost as a culture. How food grows, what grows regionally and seasonally are all important. There is no single characterization of size or placement, some are on rooftops some are in the ground or in raised beds. Zoning plays a big role in urban agriculture and farming. It can dictate what kind of growing may be allowed, whether animals, retail sales, and even education can be part of the operation. Without local and state regulations these activities are not allowed. Revere is a city with its roots in farming. We want to continue this tradition and allow for important urban agricultural growth in our city and a way to bring people together across cultures and ages.

"Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that area. Urban farming can also include animal husbandry (e.g., breeding and raising livestock), beekeeping, aquaculture (e.g., fish farming), aquaponics (e.g., integrating fish farming and agriculture), and non-food products such as producing seeds, cultivating seedlings, and growing flowers. Urban farms can also contribute to the revitalization of abandoned or underutilized urban land, social and economic benefits to urban communities, and beneficial impacts on the urban landscape" (source: EPA).

Urban Farming: APPROVED!

Revere's Urban Farming Ordinance has been approved by City Council!

Once the Board of Health establishes the permit application,

residents will be able to apply to keep bees and chickens.

Rooftop gardens will also be permitted.