The FPCSA blog features hot topics, policies, success stories, challenges, events, various perspectives and other happenings regarding the FPCSA and the budding local food system in San Antonio. All voices are welcome to submit stories (email firstname.lastname@example.org) that bring us closer to a sustainable, affordable food system for all.
Have you ever had a notice from Code Compliance on your property? Or the dreaded red ticket? After hearing stories from a couple of members, we took a brief tour of the system to understand how the process works. Code Compliance is a division of the Department of...read more
The Food Policy Council has had some significant policy wins: our 2015 zoning amendments for urban agriculture, and this year's change to the animal ordinance, increasing the allowed number of chickens. We also helped shape these SA Tomorrow Food System goals that...read more
This op-ed by our president, Mitch Hagney, appeared in the Rivard Report. Updated October 8, 2017 On Thursday, City Council raised the number of backyard chickens that San Antonians can own without a permit from three to eight. Council approved amendments to the...read more
By Melissa Federspill and Mary Minor The San Antonio Fruit Tree Project was established in 2014 by two graduate students at the University of Texas San Antonio. This program provides a community-based solution for combating food insecurity in low-income urban...read more
This is the first of many "perspectives" we intend to share on the blog. Written by Trinity University's rising senior, Claire Burrus, this essay outlines her intentions and expectations for her summer internship with the FPCSA, as well as her reasoning for pursuing a...read more
With a contentious mayoral race and six city council seats competing in the run-off election on June 10, the FPCSA board decided it was a good time to jump into the conversation and ask the candidates about their platform on food and building a sustainable local food...read more