San Diego Food Policy / 1 in 10 Coalition


Updated 6/10/13.
Note: All dates are tentative and based on the best of our knowledge currently.

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See our Resources page for helpful downloads & PDF files.

APRIL 2013

The San Diego 1 in 10 Coalition & Partners invite YOU...
the eaters, growers, workers, farmers, business owners & San Diego Community to:

The 2013 FARM BILL Series
Learn, reflect, connect, and act locally to create a US Farm Bill that includes San Diego!
ALL events are FREE!

2013 Farm Bill Forum: What’s at Stake for San Diego Families & Farmers?
Hosted by the 1 in 10 Coalition

Tues. April 2nd from 5-8pm
5 - 6 pm Dinner (thanks to Cultivating Food Justice)
6 - 8 pm Guest Panel & Dialogue
Location: County of S.D. Health & Human Services Bldg.
Coronado Room, 3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego 92110

Get an overview of farm bill crop insurance, subsidy, conservation, nutrition, local and healthy food programs, and more – including the local impacts & what we can do together to make a better bill!

Guest Speakers:
Eric Larson, San Diego County Farm Bureau
Kari Hamerschlag, Environmental Working Group
Scott Murray, Local Organic Farmer
Jennifer Tracy, San Diego Hunger Coalition
Diane Moss, Project New Village

~ ACT ~
Farm Bill Strategies for San Diego Stakeholders
Hosted by The San Diego Hunger Coalition & The Environmental Working Group
Thurs. April 4th from 1 - 3:30 pm
Price Building, Room 610, 4305 University Ave, San Diego 92105
With Congressman Juan Vargas & 5 more Californians on the powerful House Agriculture Committee, communities in San Diego (18th largest U.S. ag county!) have the greatest opportunity ever to ensure that the 2013 trillion dollar Farm Bill invests in local, healthy food and better meets our health, environmental and economic needs!

Day of Dialogue - Honoring the Legacy of Cesar Chavez
Hosted by the Project New Village
Sat April 27th from 10am - 2pm
ECC Building, 4343 Oceanview Blvd, 92113
“Taking Action to Achieve Food Equity” - Morning cultural presentations and entertainment, noontime info booths, afternoon town hall with elected officials & community leaders. Don't Forget... to visit the 1 in 10 Outreach Booth!

Download this PDF flyer to share with friends!

March 27, 2012: The City has released its informational fliers on the new animal husbandry regulations. The PDF's are available on our resources page and here:

On February 22, 2012, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders signed five ordinances that will overhaul the city’s urban agriculture regulations. Except for the land use regulations in the Coastal Zone, this was the last step in the process of these ordinances becoming law. They will go into effect on March 22nd.

Tues. Feb. 14th: "Second reading" accepted. This is a step mandated by the City Charter and is almost always a formality. Then the City Clerk has 48 hours to get it to the mayor's desk. Mayor Sanders will then have ten business days to sign or veto it. Once he signs it (or allows the ten days to expire), the ordinance will go into effect in 30 days (with a few exceptions).

Tues. January 31st: San Diego City Council unanimously approved (8-0) the urban agriculture ordinance in front of a crowd of 90 supporters. They enthusiastically passed the staff recommendations without modifications, which suggests that the mayor will likely sign it.

We'd like to thank everyone who has participated over the last six or seven months: going to meetings all over the city at night, taking time off work to attend meetings during the day, providing input on the nitty gritty of the code --- it all helped.

The ordinance passed by City Council contains:
- allow animal husbandry (chickens, miniature goats, bees)
- expand sales at community gardens
- create two new opportunities to grow and sell food (in commercial zones)
- streamline the process to start farmers' markets on private property

See the Urban Ag Summary Table (PDF) of items passed by City Council - and more on our resources page.

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