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300 people attend Boston meeting to change zoning laws to allow for agriculture throughout the city

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See complete video of the meeting – almost two hour – here.

Integrated Urban Agricultural Systems

By Gsmoke
Daily KOS
Feb 29, 2012

Excerpt:

On Monday January 30th, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a public meeting at Suffolk University, halfway between the State House and City Hall, to change the Boston zoning laws to allow for agriculture throughout the city, making it easier for local residents to grow and sell fresh, healthy, foods in Boston and the greater Boston Metropolitan Area. Nearly 300 people attended. Boston currently has about 150 community gardens serving 3000 gardeners, the highest per capita of any US city. Now the city is trying to figure out how to change zoning to increase urban agriculture beyond gardening and household use into businesses and economic development.

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Sam Bradd’s illustrations for Home Harvest Farms

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Illustrations by Vancouver artist

Excerpt from artist’s blog:

“Philip is the visionary behind Home Harvest Farms, sturdy planters for indoor food production. His vision includes communities growing food everywhere. For him, intensive, local food production opposes climate change by protecting the climate, transforming the economy, connecting with nature, and rebuilding community. He contacted me about bringing these four concepts to life in two paintings.”

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