The Urban Agriculture work group ensures the right to grow food and to expand access to land for cultivating food throughout Oakland. Our advocacy efforts have established urban agriculture “By Right” throughout Oakland.
- Supporting the City’s efforts to include food security as one of the criteria for updating Oakland’s Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs), an ABAG designation that would support additional funding for urban agriculture projects. Read more about our proposed “Edible Greenways” Map and Campaign.
- Advocating for local implementing legislation to enable Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones under California AB 551, to create tax incentives to promote community ownership and productive use of land.
- Partnering with the City and community-based organizations to support additional edible gardens in public spaces, through Green Zones and other efforts.
- Exploring other innovative policies and programs to support access to public and private land for urban agriculture uses.