Since 2012, groups working in food access in our region have recognized the incredible amount of energy of community efforts to grow food. The Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition has been working under various names with contacts in local government since 2013 to amend laws that impede urban agriculture. Our work aims to create practical economic development opportunities, improve food security, and provide solutions to blight caused by unmaintained vacant lots.
Our work is just beginning. In addition to the work ahead to pass ordinances at the County level, we also will be working with urban farmers of all backgrounds organize and access resources so urban farms can start up and thrive in Sacramento and beyond.
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Building Healthy Communities
Environmental Council of Sacramento
Food Literacy Center
Hmong Innovating Politics
Legal Services of Northern California
Soil Born Farms
Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Capital Public Radio, January 25, 2017: Sacramento County OKs Use of Lots for Urban Gardens
The Sacramento Bee, January 24, 2017: Sacramento County OKs birds, bees and farm stands with urban ag ordinance
Sactown Magazine, January 2017: Home Grown
Comstocks Magazine, January 18, 2017: Supervisors Taking Up the Urban Ag Vote
The Sacramento Bee, December 24, 2016: Sacramento County is poised to expand urban farming. Here’s a look at what could come.
Revitalization News, September 1, 2016: Revitalizing the Local Food System in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital
The Sacramento News & Review, September 14, 2015: No lawn. No pool. Hello, urban farm.
Comstock’s Magazine, March 30, 2015: It’s Hip to Be a Foodie
The Sacramento Bee, March 24, 2015: Sacramento City Council approves urban farm ordinance
CBS 13, March 24, 2015: Urban Farming Advocates Take Cause To Sacramento City Council
KCRA 3, March 24, 2015: Sacramento urban ag ordinance to allow backyard garden sales
The Sacramento Bee, March 23, 2015: Urban farms can help feed the hungry
Capitol Public Radio, March 23, 2015: Urban Farming Vote Tuesday
The Sacramento Bee, March 15, 2015: This Week: Sacramento working on ordinance to allow urban farms
The Sacramento Bee, March 6, 2015: Op Images: Urban agriculture ordinances grow more than greenery
The Sacramento News & Review, March 5, 2015: Sacramento City council set to vote on urban agriculture law
CBS 13, February 12, 2015: Ordinance Seeks To Allow Residents To Sell Produce Grown In Their Gardens
Capital Public Radio, January 5, 2015: Campaigning For Urban Agriculture In The Farm to Fork Capital
Comstock’s Magazine, December 10, 2014: The Battle for Urban Ag