Sharing the bounty of knowledge.Most people attempting to build a viable urban agriculture business are acutely aware of the enormously challenging and time-consuming process of navigating zoning regulations. Having worked in this sector, I can personally testify that the process is tedious and time-sucking. Over the past couple of years, a number of cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago have begun enacting, or at the very least exploring, new regulations. One of the major challenges facing policymakers, however, is identifying effective policies and best practices. Which is why I got excited when I learned about Washington, D.C.-based John …
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Danielle Gould is the founder of Food+Tech Connect, a blog that connects innovators using information technology to empower better decision making across the food system. Her background is in urban agriculture, restaurants, and social entrepreneurship, most recently at BrightFarm Systems, where she managed the company's PR and social media strategy, cultivated new business opportunities, and oversaw finances. Through events like the Food+Tech Hackathon and the Feast Conference Dinner, she uses food and technology as mediums for cross-disciplinary collaboration.