Identify opportunities for controlled-environment agriculture to increase local food production that is less energy and water intensive and protected from climate extremes.
Once formed (see action FA 2), the Food Policy Council will launch a second food idea innovation challenge on the topic of controlled environments for urban agriculture, which may include hydroponics, aquaculture, vermiculture etc. and encourage industry and academic partners to participate. The City will identify funding to convene a civic/food hacking event and a pilot innovative food project. The Current food idea challenge is based on food inequities.