In an effort to expand urban agriculture and support economic development in Flagstaff, the City of Flagstaff is accepting applicants for an urban farm initiative, where vacant City land will be licensed for farming for four-year terms at $100 per year. For the pilot effort, there is a 0.2-acre parcel available south of the former Public Works Yard on 419 North Mogollon. The deadline has been extended. To be considered, please submit a completed application by 9 pm MST on Sunday, August 26, 2018. If you have questions about the process, please contact Dylan Lenzen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review the sample license agreement.
In recent years, many U.S. cities have embraced urban agriculture as a means to job creation, community development, blight elimination, environmental stewardship, and improved food access and food security. The City of Flagstaff has developed the Flagstaff Urban Farm Land Initiative to establish new urban agriculture ventures on city-owned land in the City of Flagstaff.
The goals of the Flagstaff Urban Farm Land Initiative include: 1. To establish high-quality urban agriculture sites that use sustainable farming practices, complement adjacent properties, and utilize sound market strategies. 2. To increase access to healthy, affordable food. 3. To improve environmental conditions on and around vacant and/or abandoned land by the removal of litter, improvement of soil, and the recycling and composting of materials. 4. To provide additional benefits to the City of Flagstaff and its residents, including improved aesthetics, stabilized or increased property values, job training, and employment opportunities.