Bill Zimmerman, a small farmer in Vancouver, Washington talks about the approaching urban growth boundary (UGB) that may soon encompass his farm.
urban growth boundary
March 30, 2010 This has been a hot topic in my community (Portland, OR) lately, and I see it is being discussed in Sacramento too. If you want to eat locally, it’s important to support local farmers and to plan (smartly) for the future: save farmland for farming and not necessarily to be developed. And […]
February 08, 2010 Virginia has recently spearheaded efforts to preserve working farmland. One key method to preserve farmland is to pass the farm to the next generation. In order to help current farmers through this transition, the State has created agriculture license plates to raise money for workshops – thus keeping the small farm active, […]
January 27, 2010 As the time for public comments draw to a close, a look at a local hazelnut orchard and tree farm in Clackamas County – one of the counties in the Portland metro area deciding where to place urban and rural Reserves for future populations and possible development. Peter McDonald is concerned farms […]
Three counties must decide how to manage expected growth by 1 million people over the next 30 years.
January 12, 2010 At a press conference held yesterday in Portland, OR, several conservation and farming organizations came together and provided a map reflecting what they thought would be a acceptable outcome for the urban and rural reserves, which is currently under review and being determined by Metro and Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. Go […]
Oregon is among the few states that for decades has effectively fought back the forces of development through a comprehensive land use program.
Damascus, Oregon ponders how to integrate existing urban agriculture into its future urban fabric. City Master Plan will address urban farms preservation.