Success! Zoning bill will be amended to protect urban gardens and farms


Last Friday, we wrote about Bill 120917 and the threat it poses to urban agriculture in Philadelphia. Good news! Yesterday, Councilman Brian O’Neill announced that on January 24 he will amend Bill 120917 to restore community gardens and market- or community-supported farms as a matter of right, as was originally allowed in the new zoning code. All are invited to attend City Council Chambers at 10 a.m. on January 24 to support this amendment. For more information, visit the Campaign for Healthier Foods and Green Spaces.