Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Seattle is trying to ENCOURAGE Urban Agriculture

I admit to doing a double-take when my friend Judy posted this article. Sometimes it seems that we all have to overcome obstacle after obstacle in order to promote sustainable urban food systems, so seeing the words "City wants urban farms, more chickens" is like a dream come true.

It looks like Seattle is joining the ranks of other places (like Kansas City) that are moving to allow on-site selling at urban microfarms. They also want to allow 4,000 square foot urban farms in residential zones, increase the height limits for urban greenhouses, and increase the number of hens allowed from 3 to 8.

All of this is in an effort to "encourage small-scale farming and increase the city's local food system." Wow. Way to go, Seattle!

Click here to read the article.

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