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Homegrown Minneapolis: Building a Healthy, Local Food System for All Minneapolis Residents Report to Minneapolis City Council Public Safety and Health.

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1 Homegrown Minneapolis: Building a Healthy, Local Food System for All Minneapolis Residents Report to Minneapolis City Council Public Safety and Health Committee March 24, 2010

2 What is Homegrown Minneapolis? A city-wide initiative to develop recommendations and implement strategies to improve the growth, sales, distribution, and consumption of healthy, locally grown foods.

3 Homegrown Minneapolis Goals Collaborative Planning (Phase 1): Community-driven process to develop recommendations for City actions to improve the local food system Implementation (Phase 2): Work with City staff and community partners to implement key recommendations

4 Farmers Market Subcommittee Gardens Subcommittee SEUA Subcommittee Commercial Use Subcommittee Steering Committee City Council Task Force workgroup Jan – April 2009: Community members make recommendations to the Steering Committee June 2009: Steering Committee submits recommendations to City Council June – Sept 2009: Council Resolution forms Implementation Task Force; ITF develops workplan Sept 2009 – July 2011: Task Force and workgroups implement priority recommendations within City’s purview

5 Implementation of Recommendations Short-term: to be completed or have significant progress made by March 2010 Mid-term: to be completed or have significant progress made by July 2011 Long-term: to be completed or have significant progress made after July 2011

6 Implementation Task Force Community Garden Pilot Regulatory Review Local Food Indicator Food Access Food Policy Advisory Group Urban Ag Policy Plan Municipal Farmers Market Small Enterprise Urban Ag Current Workgroups/Projects

7 Community Garden Pilot Program Easy process for community gardeners to lease non- developable City- owned parcels Identification of 22 parcels available for lease New community garden lease and pre- lease checklist CPED Zoning at MDR as entry point

8 Community Kitchen Inventory Identification of 30 kitchen facilities available for food preparation, processing, and preservation Located in recreation centers, churches, commercial spaces

9 Small Business Training and Financing Inventory Inventory of loans, grant opportunities, business training and development services currently offered by the City and community organizations

10 Minneapolis Farmers Market Advisory group to work with City staff and market manager to develop long-term goals and ensure that market embodies Homegrown values EBT implemented during 2010 market season Farmers market managers discussing improved coordination

11 What’s Next for Homegrown Minneapolis? Urban Agriculture Policy Plan: Create framework for land use and development around urban food production, processing, distribution and urban design Local Food Sustainability Indicator: Develop targets to measure progress on local food improvements Institutional Food License: Provide input re: new license category to provide options for the use of community and shared commercial kitchens Food Policy Advisory Entity: Create long-term advisory group to guide the City on local food issues and engage community members

12 Public Safety and Health Committee Action Implementation Task Force will continue to report back to the Public Safety and Health Committee on implementation efforts

13 For additional information Homegrown Minneapolis website: omegrown-home.asp omegrown-home.asp Point of Contact: Kristen Klingler, Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support


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