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Detroit officials work to create zoning code for urban farming

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Detroit officials work to create zoning code for urban farming

By Nancy Kaffer
Crain’s Detroit Business
Mar. 23, 2010

With a growing number of urban gardens and farms across Detroit, city officials are working to incorporate zoning for such projects into the city’s code.

A City Planning Commission draft report submitted to the Detroit City Council today suggests a number of policy changes that could legitimize urban farming in Detroit.

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March 23, 2010   2 Comments

Inspiring South Bronx video about urban agriculture

Video from The Point, a TGC (The Growing Connection) site in South Bronx, New York!

See ThePoint website here.

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San Francisco Mayor’s urban agriculture plan soon to bear fruit

newsomMayor Gavin Newsom helps plant edible garden at City Hall. Photo by Scott Chernis / Slow Food Nation

“Urban agriculture is about far more than growing vegetables on an empty lot” says Mayor

Heather Knight,
San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2010

Vegetable gardens will soon be sprouting in unlikely places throughout San Francisco including a building that produces steam to heat the Civic Center, Department of Public Works land in the Bayview, outside McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park and at the San Francisco Police Academy in Diamond Heights.

The public library has installed gardens outside its Mission and Noe Valley branches with plans for more and is leading classes for teens on how to cultivate them.

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March 23, 2010   1 Comment