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Texas: Fort Worth’s proposed urban agriculture zoning ordinance

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The city’s proposed urban agriculture amendments would allow community gardens, urban farms, bee colonies and aquaponics on underused or vacant land without the need for rezoning.

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What will the changes allow?
• Urban farms.
• Aquaponics inside a covered structure.
• Sales of produce grown in all zoning districts.
Are there additional guidelines to follow?
• Each zoning district has different allowances. Generally, residential areas have more restrictions to ensure that urban agriculture activities do not disrupt residents.

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July 3, 2016   Comments Off on Texas: Fort Worth’s proposed urban agriculture zoning ordinance

Mobile farmer’s market rolls into west side Salt Lake City neighborhoods

“We had samples of peas and raspberries. The kids were like eating it up and the kids were looking through all the produce that we had,” said Olschewski.

By Todd Tanner And Tamara Vaifanua
Fox 13 Salt Lake City
JUNE 27, 2016,

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The Urban Greens Market is now open for business. Salt Lake City leaders unveiled the new mobile farmer’s market at the Sorenson Unity Center – one of five spots on its weekly route.

“It really makes fresh produce walkable. People can walk over from the house, get fresh produce and then walk back,” said Shawn Peterson with the Green Urban Lunch Box.

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July 3, 2016   Comments Off on Mobile farmer’s market rolls into west side Salt Lake City neighborhoods