July 8 Hearing at Board of Supervisors on Urban Agriculture Program

Urban Ag Program Almost Up and Running!

A public hearing will be held at the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee at 1:30 pm on Monday, July 8th to review a resolution that establishes a citywide Urban Agriculture Program.  The plan is for the Recreation and Park Department to house a full-time Program Coordinator to set up a “one-stop-shop” or “front door” for urban agriculture.  The Coordinator will continue to engage a working group comprised of other departments and community stakeholders. The resolution includes provisions regarding reporting to the Board and the timely development of a work plan.  RPD will begin recruitment for the Coordinator position in August.  Visit the Community Gardens Program section of RPD’s website and click on “News and Events” in the coming weeks for updates including RPD’s presentation to the Board, Year 1 calendar, and job posting: http://sfrecpark.org/parks-open-spaces/community-gardens-program/.