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Santa Fe City Councilors Unanimously Pass A New Urban Agricultural Ordinance

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Major Javier Gonzales sponsored the ordinance.

If you live in Santa Fe and you have a backyard garden, you can now sell any fresh produce you grow right out of your own home.

By Kai Porter
KOB4
November 11, 2016

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“It’s part of the sharing economy,” said Major Javier Gonzales, who sponsored the ordinance. “It’s about expanding opportunity for income for families who want to be in some of the farming business and do our part to remain true to our cultural identity.”

Gonzales said the ordinance is aimed at giving Santa Feans more access to fresh, healthy and locally grown fruits and vegetables. There has been some concern from residents about how the ordinance will impact their neighborhoods.

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November 18, 2016   Comments Off on Santa Fe City Councilors Unanimously Pass A New Urban Agricultural Ordinance

Gardens Grow, People Thrive: The Importance of Urban Farming

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As the Urban Agriculture Coordinator at University of Maryland Extension, Prince George’s County, I learned the importance of food every day.

By Michelle Nelson
Maryland Humanities
Nov 9, 2016

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Every day, I watched as Bhutanese and Cameroonian refugees report to the garden at 8 AM or sometimes earlier to tend to their gardens, anticipating a yield to feed their families and beyond. My favorite stories of the garden are about a Bhutanese elder in his seventies named Jamuna. When I met Jamuna, she could not speak English very well. She would affectionately speak to me in Nepali like an aunt speaks to her niece, but I often struggled to understand or respond.

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November 18, 2016   Comments Off on Gardens Grow, People Thrive: The Importance of Urban Farming