Changing the Landscape of Urban Agriculture Tour
Saturday, August 18, 2018
In 2017, urban farmer Thomas Jackson faced $30,000 in fines from the city of Toledo for using wood chips to remediate soil on vacant lots he acquired in his neighborhood. The resulting political fallout led growers to form the Urban Agriculture Alliance of Lucas County, which works to enact local policies that protect and support urban agriculture.
With the Ohio House of Representatives considering House Bill 175, a measure which would allow small livestock on residential properties and prohibit zoning authorities from regulating certain agricultural activities conducted on residential property for non-commercial purposes, the future of urban agriculture is being shaped, for better and worse, at the state and local level.
This tour focuses on the historic challenges faced by Toledo urban agriculture projects, the current status of proposed zoning ordinances, successful production models to replicate, and support and resources available to assist urban agriculture projects. Come prepared to learn, share, and engage in the creation of a supportive urban agriculture alliance.
This Central State University event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours
2291 Auburn Ave.
Toledo, OH 43606
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