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1921 – Gardens Reduce Living Expense (The Range Ledger Hugo, Colorado)

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Tennessee city food gardens in 1919 (The Westland, Brandon, Colorado)

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Can City Farmers Make a Living?

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Activist Eli Zigas on the Challenges of Urban Agriculture

By Allison Arieff
Editor at Large, GOOD, and “Opinionator” columnist for the New York Times
Good Food Magazine
Jan. 11, 2011

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With commitments to food security, programs like mandatory composting and the Urban Orchards Project, San Francisco has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the expansion of urban agriculture. With Mayor Gavin Newsom’s 2009 Executive Directive on Food (PDF) which articulated a vision of a food system with nutritious food for all San Franciscans, the city demonstrated its commitment to scale up the amount of food that’s grown within city limits.

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Baltimore’s new city rules clear the way for an urban agricultural renaissance.

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Harvest time: Seventy-year-old Lewis Sharpe manages the Duncan Street Miracle Garden. Photo by J. M. Giordano.

Farm City

By Heather Dewar
Urbanite Baltimore Magazine
Nov. 1, 2010

Excerpt:

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates approved a policy last December allowing community groups that have been using a plot of city-owned land for five years or more to lay claim to it. Under the policy, administered by the Planning Department and the Department of Housing and Community Development, the city does not sell the land directly to the community group; it sells the land for $1 per lot to a land trust, which in turn draws up an agreement allowing the group to use it for free.

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