Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture is a buzzword many cities are adopting and San Antonio is recognizing the benefits of nurturing the urban agricultural scene and the impact it can have on the community at large.

Urban Agriculture

Imnproving the Urban Farm Process in San Antonio

Following our 2015 zoning code changes, individuals and institutions who have started urban farms have encountered a maze of regulations and costs related to other City requirements. We are working with the Development Services Department (DSD) and others to collect those requirements in one place so that we can address these challenges with our elected representatives on City Council.

This is the most recent draft of the Information Bulletin (IB) from DSD. We welcome your input and comments on this. You can send your comments on the Contact form, or email to info@foodpolicysa.org.

Equipment and Supply Discounts

For those operating an urban farm or seeking to start one, the Food Policy Council has accumulated some incentives from partners. To get access to them, complete the application and submit it to safoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com.

SAFPC Urban Ag Program Application

Steering Committee

Nadia Gaona: ngaona24@gmail.com
Brian Gordon: brian@swunion.org
Mitch Hagney: mitchellhagney@gmail.com

Advisors

Michelle Gorham
Leslie Provence

Goal

The Urban Ag Work Group pushes the growth of agriculture within the city through policy change, education programs and collaboration coordination.

This Ted Talk from TEDxSan Antonio is by Mitch Hagney, board member and, as of January 2017, also the President. Mitch speaks directly to the opportunities in urban agriculture that vary from city to city based on their land, waste and people.

 

This map identifies locations around San Antonio that are growing food. The number of fruit trees, community gardens, restaurant gardens and urban farms shows that the city’s production is substantial. We’d like to see it grow it even larger.

If you would like to add a spot to the map, contact Mitch Hagney at mitchellhagney@gmail.com.