ENP’s Urban Agriculture specialist Megan Masson-Minock spoke at the Washtenaw County HomeGrown Local Food Summit on Tuesday, March 2nd. Her presentation on Zoning, Planning and Ordinances to Support Local Food Systems complimented the summit’s focus on increasing local food security and making healthy, locally grown foods more accessible. She will highlight ENP’s partnership with the Ruth Mott Foundation, the Genessee County Land Bank and the City of Flint.

Megan has been working with the City of Flint to evaluate and amend the legal frameword to support urban agriculture.  The impetus for this project relates to both the desire to allow for locally grown, healthy food and the desire to stabilize the significant amounts of vacant land in the City.  She has also worked with Webster Township on Master Plan and Ordinance changes to support the changing agricultural industry.

The Summit will be held on March 2nd at the Dana Building on the University of Michigan Central Campus.  For more information please visit the HomeGrown Local Food Summit Homepage

For more information on planning and zoning for urban agriculture please contact Megan Masson-Minock.