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Cities Hold Destiny Over Urban Food

Touch the Soil News #412 In many ways, city governments hold the keys to urban agriculture and even backyard gardens. Cities determine water allocation, what you can do with your lawn, zoning restrictions and what kind of farm animals you can have. Efforts by local citizens to change or implement city ordinances in favor or urban farming have become a mainstream trend in the United States. One of the most successful movements has been for ordinances allowing chickens. The trend towards integrating urban farming into U.S. cities is unmistakable and pushing the borders of what is allowed. Recently, the Detroit Planning Commission has undertaken a review of code amendments as…

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