San Francisco set to approve zoning changes for backyard farming for cash
Summer of urban-ag love: The Bay Area is known as a bastion of urban farming and the local food movement, but "laws governing land use are
still stuck in another era, one that frowned on farming in the city,
especially in residential areas," reports Zusha Elinson. When Little City Gardens ran into trouble with neighbors, it decided to fight instead of pay the $3,000 for a conditional-use permit. Now, San Francisco is set to roll out significant changes in zoning code this fall, following cities like Detroit, Kansas City, Mo., and Seattle, which will let city farmers sell their produce. Money quote: “It’s actually easier in Berkeley to have a pot collective than to have a vegetable collective,” says one urban farmer. (The Bay Citizen - NYTimes.com)
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