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File #: 1056-15    Version: 3 Name: Community Gardens
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 8/19/2015 In control: Urban County Council
On agenda: 4/7/2016 Final action: 4/7/2016
Enactment date: 4/7/2016 Enactment #: O-043-2016
Title: An Ordinance amending Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances to add a section regarding gardens. [Council Office, Maynard]
Attachments: 1. Community Gardens ordinance (00514280xAFB4D).pdf, 2. ORDINANCE - 043-2016.pdf
Title
An Ordinance amending Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances to add a section regarding gardens. [Council Office, Maynard]
Body
WHEREAS, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has reviewed the need for a new Ordinance section governing gardens; and
WHEREAS, the Planning and Public Safety Committee of the Urban County Council has reviewed and recommended specific amendments to Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances regarding gardens.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE LEXINGTON-FAYETTE URBAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
Section 1 - That Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:
Chapter 10: Food and Drugs

Article 1. In General

Sec. 10-14.1 Gardens

(a) The primary purpose of community and market gardens is to promote sustainable and affordable local food production for local consumption.
(b) Community gardens, as defined herein (d), shall be permitted on any parcel of land in Fayette County, but shall comply with any and all regulations included herein and those established by other Federal, state or local agencies, such as the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health, and/or the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
(c) Market gardens, which May include on-site and/or off-site sales, and/or distribution of food crops and horticultural (non-food crops) products, shall be regulated through the LFUCG Zoning Ordinance.
(d) As used in this article, gardens shall be defined as follows:
1) Community Garden - an area of land less than five (5) continuous acres in size used for the cultivation of food and/or non-food crops by a group of individuals for their personal or group use, consumption, donation or off-site sales. The land May be divided into individual plots available for cultivation, and May include common areas maintained and used by group members. The garden May be located ...

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