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The Urban Agriculture Law Project


The City of Philadelphia has threatened to sue city businessman Ori Feibush for trespass after he spent $20,000 of his own money to beautify a trash-filled city-owned vacant lot next to his business, without city permission.

Becky Lundberg Witt started the Urban Agriculture Law Project in the spring of 2012 as a way to get to know her new city of Baltimore, Maryland.

In August 2012, Becky began a new position at the Community Law Center as a staff attorney managing the Pro Bono Program, and CLC has adopted the Urban Agriculture Law Project as its own. We hope to provide valuable legal advice to urban farms and gardens throughout the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland.

Services:

CLC attorneys and pro bono attorney volunteers can help nonprofit farms and gardens with many different legal issues, including:

Nonprofit formation and governance: bylaws, articles of incorporation, obtaining 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
Land use and zoning legal advice.
Lease agreements.
Employment law advice.
Workshops or talks on legal issues.

See the Urban Agriculture Law Project website here.

September 17, 2012   1 Comment

Urban Survival Podcast – Episode 84: Urban Farming Update

Hosts Aaron and Jason discuss the latest lessons learned from their adventures in Urban Farming.

By Aaron Frankel
In the Rabbit Hole
Sept. 17, 2012

When it comes to matters of self-sufficiency few are as important as being able to feed yourself. Over the last nearly two years Aaron and Jason have endeavoured to see what it takes to have a farm in an urban environment.

The lesson? Farmin ain’t easy! But it sure is a lot of fun–when you do it with friends.
Join us as we explore lessons learned over the last 6 months…

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September 17, 2012   Comments Off on Urban Survival Podcast – Episode 84: Urban Farming Update