After years of learning, listening, and crafting, the Growing from the Root team is excited to share a draft of Philadelphia’s first Urban Agriculture Strategic Plan.
CLICK Here to DOWNLOAD THE DRAFT PLAN
Public feedback on the draft plan was collected from November 3 - 28, 2022 via an online survey, which is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who reviewed the draft and offered comments.
A Spanish translation of the full plan will be provided when the plan is finalized.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
planning for urban agriculture during COVID-19
Crisis is not new for many communities in our city that have been struggling with health issues and food insecurity. The current pandemic has only worsened that reality, shining a light on the underlying structural inequalities that disproportionately impact Black and Brown communities in this city.
Amongst these hardships, we are also seeing an increase in community members growing food and many more expressing interest in learning the tools and practices of agriculture. Our communities have long been growing as a means to become more self-reliant and resilient to the shocks to our global food system. The practices of community gardening and farming have been an integral part of survival and independence for communities for generations, and we hope to underscore the urgency to continue supporting that work.
Thanks to the 260+ people who came out to our first public meeting on December 3, 2019! If you missed the meeting, not to worry...
Click HERE to view the presentation slides.
Click HERE to watch the video of the meeting.
Click HERE to read the meeting summary and an overview of what we learned from the many people who contributed their time, thoughts, experience, and expertise.
Thank you, and we hear you!
Though the official window for public comment as part of Public Meeting #2 closed on June 1, 2021, but the Public Meeting #2 website remains live.
You are still welcome to explore the site and participate in the different stations.