Urban Agriculture Committee


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Our Mission:

The Kingston Land Trust Urban Agriculture Committee (KLT UAC) is charged to promote community-based, small-scale, entrepreneurial farming by providing education and technical assistance to people interested in urban farming through research and policy development aimed at making urban farming an integral part of a lively and viable cityscape, and through working with our community to embrace and support urban farms.

 

Our Vision:

To provide our community with the proper tools to implement urban agriculture practices of all sorts that encourage locally produced food and non-food items.

 

Our Goals: Land Access – Updated Code and Policy – Partnerships

  • Identify all existing partners working on the garden front in the City of Kingston, Town of Kingston and Town of Ulster.
  • Identify and support the protection of urban farmland through the creation of an urban agriculture database of urban farmland that is available for lease or use that include vacant land, schools, open space, surface parking, yard space, and rooftops.
  • Define what farming means in the city of Kingston, Town of Kingston, and Town of Ulster.
  • Update all aspects of farming/gardening code in the city of Kingston with the support of the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC).
  • Work to develop an Urban Agriculture Plan, and develop a real-time dialogue with the City of Kingston’s CAC and the Common Council to include urban agriculture in the Kingston Master Plan.
  • Identify additonal crop types that may also include non-food items such as commercial scale flowers, raw materials (bamboo), and biofuels (hemp).


Enjoy this song written about the South Pine Street City Farm by Mark Foley, founder of Volunteer Music

“A Farm in the Town”