Growing Local

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The 2016 Food Policy Council Report provides a summary of results from the 2016 Food Policy Council (FPC) survey, conducted annually since 2013, by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The...
This guide was formulated in response to the recent growth in the number of new local food policy councils, with these food policy councils intended as our main audience. However, this toolkit should...
Growing Local was written to help communities remove barriers and advance solutions to sustain local agriculture and strengthen community food systems. It draws upon extensive research of local...
The mission of Hawaii's State Agricultural Functional Plan is to increase the overall level of agricultural development in Hawaii, in accordance with the two fundamental Hawaii State Plan ojbectives...
The KS Strategic Agricultural Plan was developed to provide a vision and goal-based strategy for optimal management and use of the Schools’ 181, 373 acres of agriculture lands on the islands of Hawai...
This ordinance implements the King County, WA TDR program.
These program guidelines establish the rules, regulations and operational procedures that the Agricultural Preserve Board and staff must follow when operating the county farmland preservation program...
The purpose of the Northeast Sector Plan is to outline specific land use goals, policies and recommendations for the planning area, while being consistent with the overall adopted comprehensive plan...
This Lexington-Fayette County Ordinance defines "Active farm" and "Agricultural production."
The purpose of this is policy is to direct Linn County, Iowa, departments and agencies to make best efforts to purchase and advocate for local and sustainable food. Linn County employees, vendors,...
This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and...
In 2012, the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conducted a comprehensive national survey on local...
The Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan was accepted by the MA Food Policy Council on December 10, 2015. The plan is designed to increase production, sales and consumption of Massachusetts-grown...
It is the intent of this Model Sign Code to provide municipalities with a means to both understand and regulate the use of on-premise signs within their jurisdictions. To this end, the Model has been...
These sections of the Montgomery County, Maryland Zoning Ordinance authorize and enable the County's transferable development rights activities. 
Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance for Northampton, County, North Carolina.
With support from the Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, APA’s Planning and Community Health Research Center conducted a multiphase research study to identify and...
Food is a sustaining and enduring necessity. Yet among the basic essentials for life — air, water, shelter, and food — only food has been absent over the years as a focus of serious professional...
Although most of the Sacramento region’s 2.3 million residents live in and work in urban job centers, the region spans an extraordinary range of landscapes. From farming communities to historic...
Executive Directive 09-03 of July 9, 2009 states San Francisco's commitment to a food system promoting public health, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This directive also...

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