|Type of Government:||Municipality|
|Population Range:||250,000 to 999,999|
|GFC Topic:||community food production, community food security|
|Keywords:||access, agriculture, community garden, distribution, economic development, farm, farmers market, farming, food access, food production, food security, food system, healthy, land, land use, local, local food, local food production, production, urban, urban agriculture, zoning|
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|Lead Implementing Entity(s):||n/a|
Amendments were made to Detroit’s zoning ordinances that reflect the urban agricultural practices that are taking place in the city. Urban gardens, urban farms, greenhouses, and hoophouses are permitted in residential and business districts. The sale of produce is allowed from the property that the farm or garden is on. Additionally, aquaculture, aquaponics, and hydroponics and permitted in certain districts. Farm animals, oats, wheat and rye, and invasive plants are prohibited.
|Additional Resources and Information:||Link 1 – Link 2|