• Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Food" means any substance produced from the ground for human consumption and nourishment, such as vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

(2) "Urban gardens" means any vacant lot used for the growing of food, flowers, or greenery.

(3) "Vacant lot" means any lot in the District of Columbia on which there is no lawful structure.

(Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-210, § 2, 34 DCR 699.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 33-901.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 6-210, the "Food Production and Urban Gardens Program Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-228, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 25, 1986, and December 16, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 8, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 6-270 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.