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Urban Farm up and running in SLC

Jun 26, 2011

I saw this story on my local news yesterday and couldn't have been happier.  Our city ordinances are changing to be Urban Farm friendly.  Check out this link.  I'm pretty excited that this is just a mile from my house.  Its nice to see a big city get farm friendly.

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The short, 1:28min video on a newly-permitted urban-farm-in-progress would be the perfect accompaniment to the KGI Facebook post on > Kitchen Gardener from Michigan Faces Legal Action for Frontyard Garden. Note to Roger Doiron: It really would be a public service to a lot of cities, towns & gardeners to get a digital copy of the new SLC Ordinances on Urban Farms & post them on the KGi Facebook pages in the Notes or Discussion section. I am sure there are old Ordinances, too. Minneapolis & Chicago have seen substantial urban farming with the work of Will Allen and www.growingpower.org. And i read that there's an economic development initiative in Detroit that is centered on urban farming. Here in Hailey, Idaho, everyone just assumes gardens are a good idea & chickens-in-town is the new Ordinance! One of the City Councilmen did have "an issue" with a neighboring contraband rooster crowing at dawn ... whereas I would love to hear a rooster crowing at dawn again! :-) I share your pleasure in living in a progressive neighborhood & city, Johanna!
Jessica They banned cockerels on our allotments about five years ago. Just too noisy. Glenn

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