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Prince George's County Urban Farms Are Open for Business!

CB-25-2016, was passed to allow urban farms to locate in residential zones in Prince George's County and bring locally grown produce directly to where residents live, pray, and play. Many thanks to Council Members Mary Lehman, Dannielle Glaros, and Todd M. Turner for sponsoring this bill. The Food Equity Council, Soil Conservation District, University of Maryland Extension, Eco City Farms and other community partners and residents were instrumental in supporting and providing technical expertise regarding this important piece of legislation.

In addition, County Council established a tax credit for real property that is used for urban agricultural purposes through CB-74-2015, introduced Council Member Mary Lehman.

More information is coming soon. However, if you have questions about regulations pertaining to urban farms, contact our Prince George's County Food Equity Council at pgfoodcouncil@gmail.com or 864.373.4713. They have a great website full of resouces including an email action alert sign-up list. Get involved and join them for one of their monthly food policy council meetings.

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