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Water Tremor Creates a Food Tremor

Touch the Soil News #1244 (Feature photo – Typical Lawns – By Veracious Rey at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13264796) Most often, access to land has been the determining factor in urban agriculture or home gardening. However, growing in scarcity over the past 30 years has been access to fresh, uncontaminated water. In rather obscure national news, the city of Columbia, Missouri recently updated and increased charges for water. Local community gardens have come forth asking for exemptions (which may not happen) as the water costs go beyond their budgets. The city estimates that the average household in Columbia uses about 550 cubic feet (4,100 gallons) of…

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