urban agriculture

Food Innovation Districts

November 18, 2013
Food Innovation Districts

The Food Innovation District guidebook is a package of “how-to” information and examples that can help local governments and other stakeholders engage in and benefit from the growing market for local and regional food.

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Michigan cities tangle with state’s Right to Farm Act

January 15, 2012
Michigan cities tangle with state’s Right to Farm Act

Michigan cities navigate around state’s Michigan Right to Farm Act to zone for urban agriculture.

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Financing measure could boost farm production in food deserts

July 22, 2011
Rural and urban communities lack access to quality fresh food.

By Bob Heuer & Patty Cantrell First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity moved forward Wednesday with her announcement that grocery chains have agreed to open or expand 1,500 stores in urban and rural “food deserts” nationwide.  She did not say who would be growing all the anticipated fruits and vegetables. Many believe local [...]

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Urban Agriculture: A True WWII Story

October 5, 2010
Urban Agriculture: A True WWII Story

In the chaotic last weeks of the war, the Nazi government called on all the older men not yet fighting to take up arms and defend the country. The story goes that my great grandfather said Hitler could just kiss his ass, and he started planting another garden that spring instead.

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