Strategy LU3.4: Review and update policies and codes to allow for agricultural practices in rural and urban areas, as appropriate.
Codes may need to be updated to allow farm stands, community gardens, homesteading activities, small-scale chicken coops, and the like, as appropriate.
Additional Information / Case Studies
In 2012, Cary NC updated its zoning ordinance to allow families to keep chickens in their backyard.
For more information on developing local ordinances, see pages 13-14 of A Community and Local Government Guide to Developing Local Food Systems in North Carolina.