Wednesday, June 8, 2011

[SDCPJ] Community Gardens SUCCESS!

It's not technically "official" yet, but yesterday was a BIG WIN!!
So, start planning your gardens! If each step goes smoothly (confirmation meeting, mayor signature, then into effect 30 days after), we will BY RIGHT be able to have community gardens in the city by late July!

Below is a little more detail and links to coverage... Please spread the GOOD NEWS!

And the PRC would love to see one behind the Friends Center, so contact us if you're interested in joining a planning team!

Mariah Gayler
Peace Resource Center of SD
SD Food Not Lawns & 1 in 10 Coalition


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: A.L. ANDERSON-LAZO <annie.lorrie@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 8:58 AM
Subject: [sdfoodshed] (1in10) All Good News


Dear Community Garden Supporters,

I hope you have heard the great news, but here's a recap with a few links to this morning's media coverage.

The Big Win!! San Diego City Council voted unanimously to allow community gardens by right in commercial and residential zones, everywhere outside coastal areas.  (We may need to do some community-based advocacy with the coastal commission in the near future.)  Looks like the new ordinance should be in effect within 45 days, but we'll keep you posted!

Congratulations to all of you, and thanks for all your support, letters, phone calls, and meeting attendance over the last two years, we have an unambiguous win!  And a special thank you to MANY people and all of the members of the One in Ten CG Permit Committee for persistence, research, and showing San Diego what grassroots democracy can accomplish!  

See News here:  The Voice, The Tribune, and channel 10  

and the City Council Meeting Video is here  (June 7, Item number 31):

Best,
Annie Lorrie
General Committee Coordinator
One in Ten Healthy Food Policy Coalition

P.S. Let us know if you are planning a garden and look forward to an invitation to several garden openings and a One in Ten Party soon!  (We need to celebrate and then it's on to urban ag (chicken, bees, goats?, sustainability issues, etc.) !!!

This email is from the "SD Food Shed" (1 in 10) Google group.
More options at http://groups.google.com/group/sdfoodshed?hl=en

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