Bloomington is redoing its Unified Development Ordinance which regulates Bloomington’s land use and development. One of the BFPC’s current projects is working with the city to ensure the UDO continues building upon Bloomington’s local food system and economy. This will include incorporating aspects of the CMP and the new SAP. Please visit the city’s site below for updates and public meeting times.
Farm to School
The BFPC has been working with the Bloomington community and the MCCSC Farm to School Working Group to help jump-start vegetable gardens at schools in the MCCSC district. We are very excited for the possibilities of this new partnership and its impact on the local food community. To aid members of the Farm to School Working Group attending a School Garden Teacher Training in California, the BFPC performed assessment surveys of two schools which can be found in our library.
In 2018, an updated Comprehensive Master Plan for the City of Bloomington was published. The BFPC, along with other organizations and community members, worked to bring Bloomington’s food systems into the CMP for the first time. Putting in writing the City’s food goals for the future of Bloomington was a huge step towards providing all citizens with local, sustainable, and affordable food that will strengthen the local economy and health of Bloomingtonians while preserving the environment.