City of San Diego Encourages Sustainability at Home through Urban Farming

Posted on Jul 15 2020 - 8:00am by UOG


The City of San Diego has debuted a new website that provides information and assistance to become a successful urban farmer. As more people are spending time at home due to COVID-19 public health orders, urban farming has seen an uptick in popularity and the City is making resources available to support San Diegans in this effort.

Urban farming can come in many forms and sizes. It can be a community garden that covers one or more city blocks, or it can be vegetables grown in containers on a home patio. It can include raising chickens and goats or maintaining beehives.

 The City’s new Urban Farming website includes:

  • Resources for both home and community gardens.
  • Information on raising bees, chickens and goats.
  • Access to additional data from various local and national sources.
  • Details about City programs for assistance with permits, composting, seed libraries and more.


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