Incentive zones in urban agriculture

What is AB 551? AB 551, also called the urban agriculture incentive zones act began in 2013. This act allows cities and counties to provide landowners a property deduction if they commit their land to urban agriculture use for at least five years. This bill aims to increase the use of privately owned, vacant landContinue reading “Incentive zones in urban agriculture”

Soils in urban agriculture

In order to have a successful farm or garden, healthy soil is a necessity. Urban farmers face challenges when it comes to this. This is due to the fact that soil may get contaminated from past use and nearby activity from unauthorized dumping, construction, heavy traffic, and being too close to buildings that lead basedContinue reading “Soils in urban agriculture”