• Develop plans, development regulations, and economic incentive programs to provide accessible and well-serviced sites for public markets, farmers markets, small scale processing facilities, and distribution centers for food produced in the region.
  • Encourage mixed-use neighborhood design and redevelopment to include small and mid-sized grocery stores, farmers markets, and community gardens to allow residents to grow their own food.
  • Prepare comprehensive plans and neighborhood plans that recognize community gardens, farm/garden stands, and farmers markets as desirable civic uses and provide sufficient space, infrastructure, and inter-modal transportation for such uses.
  • Support development of vegetable gardens, edible landscaping, and related infrastructure on publicly owned lands, such as schoolyards, parks and greenways, and tax-foreclosed properties
  • Provide incentives and special zoning provisions to integrate locally. supported agriculture (e.g., community gardens, urban agriculture, small farms) into existing settlements and new areas of residential development.
  • Explore possibilities for recycling food wastes through composting and bio-fuel development.
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