UC ANR Urban Ag Workshop: Legal Basics of Urban Farming
Are you an urban farmer navigating the rules and regulations related to growing and selling food? A gardener who is thinking of selling some of your produce? A school or non-profit organization involved in farming? This special one-day workshop on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm, will help position you for success. Participants will:
- Explore the challenges and opportunities of urban agriculture with experienced San Diego-area farmers.
- Learn about San Diego’s new Urban Agriculture zoning laws.
- Find out what permits and licenses urban farmers need to sell produce, eggs, and other products.
- Learn about important designations including Certified Organic, Cottage Food Producer, Community Food Producer, and more.
- Meet staff from local agencies that are key resources for local farmers, including the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, the Department of Public Health, and the Planning Department.
- Get a preview of what’s on the horizon for urban farmers. Find out what’s happening with policy in the local urban agriculture movement, and how to get involved.
The cost is $20, which includes a resource packet, refreshments, and lunch. Pre-registration is required.
Register now at http://ucanr.edu/sdurbanag2018
This is the first in a series of four San Diego County workshops that will be held on 3/23, 4/5, 4/19, and 4/26, covering additional urban agriculture topics.