SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A new California program aimed at promoting community gardens and urban farming and to give them stability will take effect in the new year.
Assembly member Phil Ting said it will also benefit property owners.READ MORE: Mothers Tearfully Remember Children Slain In Bay Area Homicides
“The goal is really to transform vacant lots that are blights into city treasures like this. It’s really to offer property owners a choice to maintain their properties as agriculture. We would see the assessments drastically reduced,” he said.
To be eligible for the program the property must be a vacant lot less than three acres with a lease for a community garden or an urban farm for five years.