In August 2010, the Seattle City Council voted to expand opportunities for urban agriculture in the City of Seattle. These code changes help create a more sustainable and secure local food system by increasing opportunities to grow and sell food in all zones.
The City of Seattle created Client Assistance Memo (CAM) #244, which explains the new city code related to expanding opportunities for urban agriculture. Urban agriculture is defined as growing plants and raising animals within and around cities, and Seattle’s Land Use Code recognizes five different urban agriculture uses: Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Community Gardens, Horticulture and Urban Farms.
Copies of the CAM, are available in the ASC or online at: http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/CAMs/CamDetail.aspx?cn=244
For questions about the CAM, please contact Andrea Petzel at (206) 615-1256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.