Community Garden Guidelines for City-Owned Property

Jurisdiction Name: Decatur
State/Province: AL
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 55,683
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: guidelines
Year: 2010
GFC Topic: community food security
Keywords: access, advisory group, agriculture, community garden, community garden program, design guidelines, food access, green space, guidelines, land use, local food, sustainability, urban agriculture, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Decatur City Commission

Lead Implementing Entity(s): City of Decatur
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: staff time only
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

These guidelines are for community gardens on city-owned property in Decatur.  This document assists in protecting and improving the environment in Decatur, especially because many of the community gardens are located near waterways.  Additionally, the guidelines go through the application process and the rules in operating a community garden on city-owned land.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1