NYC Council’s Land Use Committee considers urban agriculture planning bill

The New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use held a hearing on October 26 on Int. No. 1661, legislation requiring the Department of City Planning to prepare a comprehensive urban agriculture plan. The bill was supported by commercial urban agriculture companies; community garden and non-profit farm organizations urged the Council to ensure that all forms of agriculture are supported by the proposed plan and stressed the need for a wide range of stakeholders to be involved in the planning process.

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