Food Related Programs and Initiatives

Raising livestock animals & bees in Flagstaff

In exchange for fresh eggs, honey or milk, urban animals can be rewarding and relatively easy to keep. They just require some planning, commitment, and care.

Click here for helpful information on keeping backyard livestock or to apply for a permit

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Home Chicken Coop & Composter Rebate Program

At-home chicken keeping and composting methods work together to provide healthy soil for your garden and keep food waste out of the landfill. In order to promote these activities, the Flagstaff Sustainability Office provides rebates to help reduce the cost of purchasing prefabricated chicken coops and composters. Rebates up to a maximum of $125.00 are available for the purchase of prefabricated chicken coops and $75.00 for prefabricated composters. Click here to apply.

BAK Campaign - Chickens

Community Gardens

The City recognizes the role that community agriculture has in promoting sustainable communities by providing locally grown food and building a sense of community. As a result, the City provides land for the development of community agriculture needs that benefit the Flagstaff community. Find more information about our community gardens here.

Bonito Garden

Mayor's Monarch Pledge

The City of Flagstaff joined the National Wildlife Federation's Mayor's Monarch Pledge with a commitment to create more pollinator habitat and increase access to related education for the community. Learn about the projects we have going on to support this pledge here.

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Community Compost Hubs

Composting assists with the diversion of organic waste from the landfill while creating a nutrient dense resource for the soil. There are now compost bins at all three of the City managed community gardens where residents can drop off kitchen scraps and feed the garden. Bins are monitored and maintained by volunteers. Click here for helpful resources or to join the program.

Bonito Compost Bin

Urban Farm Initiative

In recent years, many U.S. cities have embraced urban agriculture as a means for 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 agriculture ventures on city-owned land in the City of Flagstaff. Explore our incubator program here.


Neighborhood Sustainability Grant

The Neighborhood Sustainability Grant was created to inspire creative projects that enhance community sustainability efforts and foster community partnerships that promote sustainable and healthy lifestyles. Many food systems related projects have been funded over the years through enhancement of local farming operations, garden and composting educational opportunities and capacity building for food access. Check out past projects or submit an application here.

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