Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative

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The Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative is a campaign to allow neighbors to sell or trade the surplus edibles they produce in their yards (fruits, vegetables, eggs, and honey). Currently, Berkeley’s Municipal Code prohibits this type of activity unless one applies for permits that cost thousands of dollars. A coalition of local organizations and activists has united to propose minor changes to the City’s zoning code that would facilitate the sale and trade of non-processed edibles produced in Berkeley yards, while still respecting the residential nature of our neighborhoods. The spirit of this initiative is to encourage urban food production as a social good that addresses community health, resilience, sustainability, and climate change.

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