Food Production and Urban Gardens Program Established, Law § 48–402

Jurisdiction Name: Washington
State/Province: DC
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 601,723
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: law
Year: 1981
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production
Keywords: children, community garden, food access, food infrastructure, food production, school, school garden, school gardens, vacant property
Adopting Government Department(s):

Council of the District of Columbia

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Mayor's Office of the District of Columbia
Support Entity(s):


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

This law requires the Mayor’s office to keep a comprehensive inventory of vacant lots that can be made available through voluntary donation and community agreement for food production and urban gardens. The law also seeks to make acquiring a vacant lot for a community garden a streamlined process and work with the school district to utilize gardens as educational programs.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1