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New Agriculture Policy Changes May Make it Easier to Start an Urban Farm in Oakland

New Agriculture Policy Changes May Make it Easier to Start an Urban Farm in Oakland

| November 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Growing and selling your own kale and green tomatoes in Oakland may get a lot easier in the next few months. Next week the Oakland City Council will have a final vote on amendments to its agricultural zoning policy that will remove costly barriers to starting an urban farm.

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New California Law Breaks Ground for Urban Agriculture

New California Law Breaks Ground for Urban Agriculture

| October 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new California law just signed by Governor Jerry Brown might take some of the risk out of the equation for urban farmers by making longer-term leases an appealing proposition for landowners.

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How Google Earth Revealed Chicago’s Hidden Farms

How Google Earth Revealed Chicago’s Hidden Farms

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

When scientists scoured lists of the city’s community gardens, they discovered they didn’t tell the whole story of where food was being grown. Satellite images instead show the city’s food-producing gardens tucked away in backyards, on roofs and thriving in vacant lots.

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Animals (and their Poop) Transform Gardens into Urban Farms

Animals (and their Poop) Transform Gardens into Urban Farms

| June 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Raising rabbits and goats not only provides appealing pets, but their poop turns a garden into a sustainable urban farm. A recent tour of 7 East Bay farms sponsored by the Institute of Urban Homesteading demonstrated how even tiny backyards can produce prodigious amounts of food with the help of chickens, quail, bees, rabbit and goats.

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5 Questions for Food Forward’s Greg Roden

5 Questions for Food Forward’s Greg Roden

| June 1, 2011 | 3 Comments

Find out about KQED’s upcoming program Food Forward, which showcases food renegades around the country changing the way Americans eat.

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