The Mayor's Urban Agriculture Initiative grew out of the City's effort to further encourage the growing of healthy, local foods. The initiative includes the passage of the first municipal Urban Ag Ordinance in New England, the Urban Agriculture Ambassadors Program, the raising of the first City farms at South Street, and other projects which promote growing and eating of local food.
The document found here, "Somerville ABC's of Urban Agriculture," simplifies the Somerville ordinance and the Board Of Health rules, connects people to existing community resources and highlights some of the best emerging practices in the fields of Urban Agriculture, Beekeeping and Chicken keeping. The ABC guide also contains the necessary forms for obtaining a license for the keeping of bees and chickens.
2014 Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program Report