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The Savvy Hen, Boulder Colorado’s premier urban farming and feed supply store

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Caters to chicken and bee keepers,gardeners, food preservers, cheese makers, gift givers and those just looking to add a little farm to the city life. Additionally, The Savvy Hen offers classes, speakers and events.

Owners: Melissa, Mark and Mosby Winchester
Opened: July 2013

Excerpts from their site:

What kinds of feeds do you offer?

We offer a high quality organic and conventional feeds and scratches for chickens of all life stages, as well as feed for rabbits and goats. Organic feeds are available in 50 pound bags, and several are also available in 25 pound bags. Additionally, we have an organic bulk feed bar, which offers whole grains,oyster shell and grit, all available for purchase by the pound. Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions regarding our feeds.

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St. Paul, Minnesota adopts new rules to regulate urban agriculture

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After two years of study, the St. Paul City Council on Wednesday approved a new ordinance that better defines and regulates farmers’ markets, community gardens and other aspects of urban agriculture.

By Frederick Melo
Twin Cities
Nov 11, 2013

Excerpt:

Urban growers generally have embraced the rule changes, with a few exceptions. Among the most controversial considerations, growers will be allowed to sell products from agricultural lots in residential areas three times a year. Some growers had pushed for the right to sell at least once or twice a week.

Growers also expressed concern about being forced to apply for building permits to erect temporary structures, such as small “hoop houses” that allow farmers to extend their growing season. The hoop houses, which might cost $1,000 or so to assemble, are generally dismantled each season, and adding annual permit fees to their costs struck growers as excessive.

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“The Urban Farm” Documentary – Kickstarter request

A film that examines community responses to the factory farm. How do we make local food fresh, real, and accessible to all?

By Elizabeth Sparks
Kickstarter
Funding period Nov 11, 2013 – Dec 11, 2013

Excerpt:

We have filmed across the United States over the past six months, but we want to tell the whole global story. This means we need your donations to complete our film and tell the real story – how urban farming is changing our planet worldwide. We have plans to travel to Mexico City, Tokyo, and Burgundy – each city and region facing unique challenges to urban farming (from economic conditions to access to water) and unique responses (the use of technology in Tokyo’s green buildings, for instance), too.

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Detroit urban farm is a square mile in size, includes 1500 parcels bought at $300 each


Video: Hantz Woodlands announces approval for 140-acre urban farm in Detroit.

Hantz Farms begins prepping for the planting of thousands of hardwood trees on nearly 150 acres by next fall.

By Gus Burns
Mlive
October 19, 2013

Excerpt:

It’s taken five years, but this week Gov. Rick Snyder approved the sale of nearly 150 acres, 1,500 parcels, to Hantz Woodlands, a private business, for about $500,000.

Urban farming has been discussed and tested as a possible land-use solution for Detroit’s enormous inventory of empty lots, but never on this scale.
The price equates to about $300 each parcel, but doesn’t include the nearly $3 million the company plans to invest over the first three years.

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