Strategies for a Resilient Community
Public Agriculture Features
Food forests can be established throughout Boerne by planting perennial food plants, including fruit & nut trees along trails and on the peripheries of parks. Utilizing swales and berms on contour can significantly reduce the irrigation needs for these perennial food plants after they are established. Additionally, perennial plants are generally deep-rooted and capable of withstanding severe drought.
Urban Agriculture Ordinance
As cities urbanize and modernize, the appeal of super-fresh, locally sourced food increases. This trend can be seen in cities throughout the nation, where urban gardening and other food production is growing in popularity.
Cities can borrow ordinances from other areas with successful and highly active urban agriculture, ensuring that citizens and businesses can grow on their land in a manner that is consistent with “Best Practices” developed by other cities.