New Wiki Library on Legal Issues About Urban Farming

Sustainable Economies Law Center

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is currently creating a wiki-based resource library on legal issues related to urban food growing. This library will be made public in the fall of 2010. They need volunteers to help research, write content, and edit sections of the wiki. If this is something you’d be interested in working on, please contact them!

Topics covered in the library include:
1.  Access to land
2.  Property taxes issues
3.  Zoning issues
4.  Private land covenants and HOAs
5.  Liability / insurance
6.  Building code issues
7.  Health and safety issues
8.  Nuisance laws
9.  Water
10. Nonprofit urban ag models
11. Commercial urban ag models
12. Farmers’ markets and farm stands
13. Employment and labor law

Contact Janelle Orsi, Co-Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center at 510-649-9956 or e-mail her at

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