To learn more about urban agriculture in Prince George’s County, the Zoning Rewrite team hit the road. The four-site tour was organized in 2016 by the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council as an opportunity for the Zoning Rewrite team to better understand how urban farms and community gardens operate.
Zoning Rewrite team member Brittney Drakeford’s workshop at the She the People! Summer camp taught students how they could leverage their political power to advocate for better food systems in Prince George’s County through direct service activities like establishing their own community garden, volunteering with the County’s Food Equity Council, or by conducting community assets maps.
Upper Marlboro — Cabin Creek Heritage Farm is an example of what the Prince George’s County Planning Department was striving to achieve in its RCP. The goal of the plan is “preserving our existing rural and agricultural communities including our rural viewsheds, farmland, and the agricultural economy.”