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Urban farmers confront zoning regulations in, around Kansas City

Plowing up zoning restrictions: As urban farming grows, so do conflicts between city zoning laws and farmers. The Kansas City, Mo., City Council is looking to ease some restrictions, while other cities in the area stand firm. The issues — involving where these farmers can farm and sell produce, as well as...

Oakland has 1,200 acres of public land

Ready, set, grow!: A new report released today by UrbanFood.org, with support from the HOPE Collaborative and City Slicker Farms, has identified 1,200 acres of vacant and underutilized public land in Oakland, California, that could potentially be used for food production. If only half of it were cultivated,...

City zoning rules squelch urban farm

Zoned out: A few months ago, a restaurateur in Culver City (a small city adjacent to Los Angeles) managed to get permission to plant hundreds of tomato plants and a few dozen fruit trees on an abandoned lot next to his cafe. Whatever he didn't use in his restaurant or give away to those living next to the...

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