Victory Gardens Petition

Local Food Is Homeland Security!! It:

  • Stimulates local economies. For every $1M in local food, 13 jobs are created. Those who don’t
    feed local communities create 3 jobs.
  • Returns 3 times the money back into the local economy as chain retailers
  • Is healthier because it’s fresher
  • When grown regeneratively, has a lower carbon footprint, can save water and helps the
    environment.
  • Strengthens connection in our divided communities via personal, community and school
    gardens; urban farms, CSAs, and farmers markets
  • Preserves rural farmland and livelihoods

We encourage policy that:

  • Provides fiscal support for school and community gardens
  • Provides healthier, accessible, affordable food for all
  • Gives tax breaks for lawns converted to food gardens
  • Plants fruit trees for public consumption in landscapes
  • Creates community gardens instead of lawns and simply decorative landscapes
  • Creates protections for pollinators
  • Allows chickens and other small animals in cities
  • Allows and encourages water farming
  • Allows street vendors as a cottage industry
  • Provides ongoing fiscal and policy support for seed libraries
  • Provides fiscal and policy support for City/County/Regional Food Policy Councils
  • Gives fiscal and policy support for local food procurement for institutional food
  • Provides local and organic foods in schools
  • Creates nontoxic pesticide control policies
  • Makes public land accessible to young farmers for low rent, long term lease
  • Enacts policies that reduce food waste
  • …And anything else that creates a healthier, regenerative, resilient and just food system


Then…write us if you are doing local policy or other work around local food and we’ll let you know how
many in your community/county/region or state have signed the petition. Data about how much local
food is being grown will help create meaningful policies that support local food. This is OUR petition,
help it grow, then use it!!

YES!! I want my local-to- national officials to enact laws, policies, programs to provide more funding and support to create strong local food systems.

Will you sign?