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Consciousness over Vacant Lots Grows

Touch the Soil News #286 There is hardly a week that goes by without some city municipality coming up with a new idea to encourage agriculture within its boundaries. Recently, the San Diego City Council gave a tentative go-ahead for a new kind of plan. People or businesses that own vacant lots can get a tax break if they lease it to the city for five (5) years. The lots must be from 1/10 acre up to 3 acres and would be exclusively dedicated to food production. The city in turn would make it available for community gardens or other agricultural enterprise. In return for making the vacant lot available,…

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