policy, legislation and regulation to support and encourage local food production

Verge Gardens (Australia):

Brisbane City Council verge guidelines

Council policy which allows residents to plant gardens on council property, as long as they follow basic guidelines

Verge Gardens (Australia):

Perth, Bayswater Council verge guidelines

Council policy which sets out common sense guidelines for planting on verges

Aquifer Storage & Recovery (Australia):

South Australian Environmental Protection Authority Code of Practice

EPA Guideline for water conservation via aquifer storage and reuse

Green Roofs (Canada):

City of Toronto Green Roof bylaw

City bylaw that enables construction of green roofs on new or existing buildings

Neighborhood Food Act (US):

Personal Agriculture: Restrictions, AB 2561

Legislation that guarantees residents' rights to grow food for personal consumption by voiding contrary language in lease agreements or homeowner’s association agreements

Food Strategy (Belgium)

Gent En Garde Food Policy

The city's food policy includes five strategic goals for a sustainable food system, and establishment of a Food Policy Council

Resources

VegeSafe is a free trace element testing service offered by Environmental Science staff at Macquarie University, enabling communities to finding out what contaminants are in their vegetable patch or home yard soils: http://research.science.mq.edu.au/vegesafe

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