About UrbanAgLaw.org

UrbanAgLaw.org uses a collaborative approach to collect and disseminate important legal information, best practices, and supporting tools to support urban agriculture in the U.S.

At SELC, we want nothing more than to see the number of new urban agriculture projects and enterprises explode all across the country! To facilitate the growth of the urban agriculture movement, we offer this website as a collection of resources on laws and regulations that regulate who, how, and where urban agriculture can occur.

As a collaborative effort, the content on UrbanAgLaw.org is created by a group of legal professionals and law students, and the site is curated by SELC. See our list of contributors here.

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How UrbanAgLaw.org supports the urban agriculture community:

Empowers Individuals and Communities

UrbanAgLaw.org equips individuals and community organizations with information and resources to help them understand and overcome potential legal barriers to urban agriculture in their communities. It can help navigate laws to establish a community garden, a commercial farm, sell locally grown produce, form a non-profit entity, access land, manage risk, or just garden legally on your own property.

Influences Policymakers

If SELC’s policy work in California has taught us one thing, it’s that policymakers do not always have the time to do their own homework or undertake the time-intensive research on laws, studies, and case surveys necessary to craft legislation relating to urban agriculture. UrbanAgLaw.org is intended not only for the general public, but also for policymakers who want to educate themselves on how states and cities accommodate urban agriculture across the country.

Prepares Lawyers for the Urban Ag Groundswell

We know that we need many more attorneys who are well informed about issues in sustainable economies law; in fact, much of SELC’s work is dedicated to training attorneys to practice law in the sustainable economy through publications, workshops, and webinars. UrbanAgLaw.org can empower lawyers with relevant legal knowledge to assist them in advising clients and advocating for new policies.