URBAN AGRICULTURE MASTER PLAN
FOR THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT
Green Village Initiative, in partnership with the Bridgeport Office of Planning and Economic Development and the Bridgeport Food Policy Council, hired Planning Interface and Al Manna consultants to create an urban agriculture master plan for the city of Bridgeport. We believe that urban agriculture is a platform for economic development opportunities and a key component of a just food system in Bridgeport.
The Urban Agriculture Master Plan was adopted by the Bridgeport Food Policy Council on June 19, 2019. The Implementation Committee will be meeting during Bridgeport Food Policy Council meetings, which are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:00pm; locations vary. Please see the Bridgeport Food Policy Council website for meeting locations: www.bridgeportct.gov/FoodPolicy
The primary goals in developing the Urban Agriculture Master Plan were:
1. To develop a community-driven, collective vision for urban agriculture in the city based on a detailed assessment of needs, interests, and barriers.
2. To establish actionable policy recommendations based on a common community vision for implementation.
3. To utilize urban agriculture to promote economic development and revitalize Bridgeport neighborhoods, and to identify unintended consequences such as displacement of communities, gardens, or farms.
4. To protect land tenure of urban farms and gardens in the city and identify processes to establish new farm and garden sites.