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Detroit Mercy Law’s Urban Agriculture course gives students a new perspective on the city’s legal landscape

Hundreds of lots formerly plagued by abandoned houses and crab grass are now home to chicken coops, flower and vegetable gardens, and large-scale drip irrigation fields blooming with crops of all kinds.

By Amanda Vanover
University of Detroit Mercy
July 10, 2017

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To better understand these challenges, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law recently offered an immersion course in urban agriculture. Through a series of guest speakers and site visits, students learned about the legal issues that face urban agricultural entities. Land acquisition, zoning for livestock and produce, insurance and liability for small farmer-retailers, water management, and green development were among the topics covered in the course.

“It is very important that we, as future lawyers and advocates, be able to understand the communities we are helping and what areas of law are important to these community members,” said Emina Alic, a 2L student in Detroit Mercy Law’s evening program. Alic completed the course, which was limited to just six students.

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Dr. Wayne Roberts Speaks on Urban Farming

Canada’s leading thinker and practitioner in the field of local and urban food systems will shake up what you think you know.

Idea City – Moses Znaimer’s Conference
June 14, 2017, Food & Nutrition, Environment

Dr. Wayne Roberts has managed the internationally respected Toronto Food Policy Council for a decade on behalf of Toronto Public Health. He has served on the boards of several major food system non-profits across North America, including the Community Food Security Coalition, Food Secure Canada, Unitarian Service Committee: Seeds of Survival, and FoodShare.

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