urban agriculture

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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Making way for cottage food entrepreneurs

November 4, 2011
Making way for cottage food entrepreneurs

Nayyirah Shariff is on her way to an entrepreneur’s life of making signature products, employing local people, and investing in her home state of Michigan. The young woman from Flint has her marching orders from customers who have lined up every week to buy her sweet and savory fresh-baked, organic artisan breads. Now she’s putting [...]

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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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