In exchange for fresh eggs, honey or milk, urban animals can be rewarding and relatively easy to keep. They just require some planning, commitment and care. Flagstaff's rules for keeping livestock animals are enforced by City of Flagstaff Animal Control. For more information, visit our livestock animal resource page.
The City recognizes the role that community agriculture has in promoting sustainable communities by providing locally grown food and building a sense of community. As a result, the City provides land for the development of community agriculture needs that benefit the Flagstaff community. Find more information about our community gardens here.
Composting assists with the diversion of organic waste from the landfill while creating a nutrient dense resource for the soil. There are now compost bins at all three of the City managed community gardens where residents can drop off kitchen scraps and feed the garden. Bins are monitored and maintained by volunteers. Click here for helpful resources or to join the program.
Urban Farm Initiative
In recent years, many U.S. cities have embraced urban agriculture as a means for job creation, community development, blight elimination, environmental stewardship, and improved food access and food security. The City of Flagstaff has developed the Flagstaff Urban Farm Land Initiative to establish new agriculture ventures on city-owned land in the City of Flagstaff. Explore our incubator program here.
Neighborhood Sustainability Grant
The Neighborhood Sustainability Grant was created to inspire creative projects that enhance community sustainability efforts and foster community partnerships that promote sustainable and healthy lifestyles. Many food systems related projects have been funded over the years through enhancement of local farming operations, garden and composting educational opportunities and capacity building for food access. Check out past projects or submit an application here.