Fulton County – Vegatable Growing
Q: What are the rules on urban farms or gardens in Fulton County? How much of our property can we dedicate to growing vegetables?
A: Becky Griffin, UGA urban agriculture specialist, says that in June the Atlanta City Council passed the Urban Ag Zoning Ordinance which applies to the City of Atlanta but not the entire county. There is no effect on people wanting to grow vegetables in their own yards. However, if someone has undeveloped property that is zoned for residential use and wants to have a community garden or urban farm they may need a special administrative permit. If you live in unincorporated Fulton or another city, contact the local zoning department for ordinances specific to that municipality. Details on the Atlanta ordinance at www.gogrowatlanta.org