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COUNCIL POSTPONES URBAN FARM CODE VOTE

Austin City Council has postponed today’s vote on the Urban Farm Code update. No rally at City Hall but let’s keep the momentum going for Austin Urban Farm Day with social media using hashtag #urbanfarmday and wear your green! No announcement has been made about a further date but we will keep you updated.  

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Austin Chronicle: Urban Farm Debate Intensifies

Anna Toon from The Austin Chronicle has written another thoughtful piece about the Urban Farm Code Update: Urban Farm Debate Intensifies

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Support the farms on Austin Urban Farm Day October 17th

Need more details? Click here to learn more about Austin Urban Farm Day. Not sure how to sign in to speak or support the Urban Farm Code Update at City Hall? Here are instructions.

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Celebrate Austin Urban Farm Day, Thursday, October 17th

On Thursday, October 17th, the Austin City Council will vote on the Urban Farm Code update that we have been working so hard on for almost a year.  After being called land grabbers, gentrifiers and worse by people who don’t want neighborhood farms, we think this is the perfect time to show the council how […]

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Urban Farm Code Update heads to City Council for vote

We were honored to be surrounded by friends and supporters as we made our case for the Urban Farm Code update at the Planning Commission meeting.  Dozens of people lined up to speak on our behalf including our friends from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, the Sustainable Food Center and Slow Food Austin. After […]

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Support Austin’s Urban Farms at 9/24 Planning Commission Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came to or sent letters of support for the Code & Ordinance meeting last week. A few tweaks were made to the recommendations, but nothing that would endanger any of the current farms. Tomorrow night, 9/24,  is the big vote of the entire Planning Commission so we are headed back to […]

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Back to City Hall and a new round of votes

We are happy to report that the Sustainable Food Policy Board (SFPB) passed the Urban Farm Code update  recommendations without amendment, a significant achievement that was the  result of the tireless work of many volunteers in the working group.  We also owe much of this success to you, our supporters, and are grateful for your […]

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July Update on the Urban Farm Code Revision

Thanks to everyone who has signed up in support of the farms and written to the board, commission and council members on our behalf. The response has been overwhelming and we are truly grateful to be part of such a strong community. We have spent the last two months giving tours to decision makers at […]

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Farmhouse Delivery video explains the importance of urban farms

Local filmmaker Christian Remde created this video for Farmhouse Delivery and does a great job illustrating the importance of local farms. Thanks Christian!

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Update from 6/24 Sustainable Food Policy Board & Human Rights Commission meetings

Phew! Monday was a long day.  We spent the day speaking to the Sustainable Food Policy Board and Human Rights Commission about the importance of urban farms and the impact that proposed changes would have to our, and future, farms. The Sustainable Food Policy Board met at 12:30 to review the proposed changes to the […]

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What we need in the Urban Farm Code

Austin’s urban farmers have been working with volunteers from the Sustainable Food Policy Board and City of Austin staff for the past two months to improve the Urban Farm Code so that local farms can continue to flourish within the city’s urban core and local farmers can continue to be strong community partners. Austin Urban Farms use only organic methods to maintain and produce […]

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