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How to Become an Urban Farmer in Asheville, North Carolina

Urban farmer Sunil Patel (left) partnered with restaurateur Charlie Hodge to bring a “farm to glass” experience to Sovereign Remedies cocktail lounge. Photo by Cindy Kunst.

One of the first steps in the process is determining what you want to farm and where.

By Josh O’Conner
Mountain Express
March 19, 2015


Among the many steps to tackling any urban farming venture is a mastering of the permitting requirements. Regulations may govern everything from structures, such as greenhouses or storage sheds, to permits on each type of animal being raised to enclosure inspections by animal control. Deed restrictions or homeowners association rules may also come into play, and, if you’re thinking about opening your farm to visitors, parking may even become an issue.

Before engaging in any urban farming adventures, it’s best to run your plans by your local government to make sure you aren’t going to run afoul of any land-use or animal control regulations.

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