March 14, 2015, 9am PDT
The county of Santa Clara is exploring the possibility of establishing an Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone—a relatively new land use incentive enabled by recent statewide legislation.
October 23, 2014, 1pm PDT
A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
July 24, 2014, 1pm PDT
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering adopting an "Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone" policy to incentivize the development of urban gardens on empty lots (which actually do exist in San Francisco).
October 6, 2013, 1pm PDT
Community gardens and small-scale farms could soon start sprouting in California's cities thanks to a new law that allows municipalities to lower property taxes on small plots of land in exchange for at least five years of agricultural use.