Edible Community: The Healthy Damascus Food Plan

Jurisdiction Name: City of Damascus
State/Province: OR
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 10,539
Population Range: 2,500 to 19,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: advisory group, agriculture, community garden, farmers market, farmland, farmland preservation, food access, food infrastructure, food production, food retail, food security, food system, healthy food, land use, sustainability, underserved, urban agriculture, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

City of Damascus City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): City of Damascus, Damascus Farmers Market, Community Cares (nonprofit)
Support Entity(s):

City of Damascus, Clackamas County

Funding Amount: $100,000 (for development), implementation pending
Funding Sources: Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Fund, City of Damascus
Policy Outcome(s):

A Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives grant was awarded to the City of Damascus in 2011.  Edible Community: The Healthy Damascus Food Plan was developed to guide public decisions to strengthen the  food system.  The plan aims to improve access to healthy food, increase opportunities for active living and improve overall community health. It includes zoning codes that support urban agriculture and farmers markets, active living policies are included in the transportation code, programs and projects are included that can be implemented by community organizations to support community food security, as well as nutrition guidelines for public meetings and more.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1