Raleigh City Council, citing the 400+ signatures they received this morning as well as numerous individual calls and emails, has decided to put the topic of Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture back into committee! Each of our petition points has been met. I’m incredibly excited and humbled to have you on our side, both in the last few days and for the challenges of the next few weeks.

What that means? Planning will take a closer look at the zoning language for urban agriculture, and there will be a public hearing on the topic. The hearing will probably be the second week of December. I will keep you all posted on any important dates, in case you want to stay involved.

I will have follow-ups about the hearing, how to participate, and ways the Raleigh urban ag movement can continue beyond the adoption of good zoning!

Thanks for your support. We topped out with 501 signatures in 5 days!