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Urban Agriculture Activity Plan

 
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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has developed an activity plan to support urban agriculture within the park system.

This activity plan recommends service delivery goals and strategies, and guides allocation of resources to support urban agriculture activities within the neighborhood and regional parks.

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Background

Project Phase

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Planning Committee will consider the Urban Agriculture Activity Plan on July 16, beginning at 5 p.m. at the MPRB Headquarters (2117 West River Road, Minneapolis 55411). The entire MPRB meeting is rebroadcast on Minneapolis 79, or can be watched online.

During the plan's public hearing on May 21, the Planning Committee asked staff to revise the plan in response to public comments received.

The modified plan incorporates the work of advisory committees, residents and volunteers to address requests for specific racial equity considerations. The plan also includes a digital addendum to be updated as new policy, procedure or tools are approved during plan implementation.

Urban Agriculture Activity Plan (.PDF files, Adobe Reader required)

Plan Addendum

View more information on Board meeting schedules and agendas.

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Current Activity

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Action

Description

7/16/2014 Board Action Urban Agriculture Activity Plan - Planning Committee
5/10/14 News Release Public Hearing Notice - Urban Agriculture Activity Plan
5/10/14 Planning Urban Agriculture Activity Plan - Public Hearing
11/07/13 News Release Urban Agriculture Activity Plan Released for Public Comment
11/06/13 Board Action Resolution Authorizing 45-day Public Review and Comment Period on Draft Plan
10/31/12 News Release Development of Urban Agriculture Activity Plan Breaks Ground

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Contact Information

Contact Ginger Cannon, MPRB Planning at 612-230-6413 or feedback@minneapolisparks.org.

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Background

Increasing numbers of Minneapolis residents are actively engaged in various forms of urban agriculture within Minneapolis. The Board of Commissioners recognizes the many benefits of a sustainable, urban food system and has supported community gardening activities since 2002 by resolution.

The Urban Agriculture activity plan is intended to result in recommendations for future policy, infrastructure or programmatic changes to support this activity and meet diverse community needs for urban agriculture as supported by the mission, vision, and goals of the park system.

The project supports the following Vision Theme, Goal and Strategy of the MPRB Comprehensive Plan:

  • Vision Theme: Dynamic Parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs.
  • Goal: Park facility renewal and development respects history and focuses on sustainability, accessibility, flexibility and beauty
  • Strategy: Systematically develop activity plans that outline the delivery goals, benefits, facilities, operations, and maintenance required to provide each major recreation activity (or group of similar activities) in the park system. Use these plans to guide capital improvement and facility maintenance programs.

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