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July 27, 2012 | 4:21 pm

Berkeleyside Podcast: What’s Up With All Those Chickens in Town?

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Our news associate Berkeleyside has put up a series of podcasts, complete with photos, and here’s the latest. It asks the very Berkeley question: what’s up with all those chickens in town? You can subscribe to the Berkeleyside podcast here.

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Oakland Reevaluating Urban Farming Rules

July 25, 2011 | 11:57 am

Oakland Reevaluating Urban Farming Rules

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Oakland is taking another look at its urban agriculture rules. The clash between Oakland’s regulations, which were written in 1965, and the current popularity of urban homesteading came to a head in March when urban farmer and author Novella Carpenter was threatened with a fine. The city has already made some changes; it’s now legal […]

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July 8, 2011 | 3:50 pm

Blog Beat: Alexandria Movie House Remembered; An Argument Against Urban Animal Agriculture

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Remember the Alexandria movie palace on Geary Street? The Richmond District Blog of San Francisco takes us back with some nice photos. From Oakland North: An argument against urban animal agriculture From QUEST: Diet Sodas May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

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April 21, 2011 | 4:11 pm

Interview: Little City Gardens Farmers Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway

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Mayor Ed Lee signed a new measure allowing “urban agriculture” in San Francisco on Wednesday. The legislation rewrites old zoning laws that prohibited people from selling homegrown produce without a permit and a hearing in front of the city. The push to change the city’s codes was lead by farmers like Brooke Buddner and Caitlin […]

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Morning Splash: SF Legalizes Homegrown Produce Sales; Oakland Cancels Majority of Teacher Layoffs

April 21, 2011 | 7:48 am

Morning Splash: SF Legalizes Homegrown Produce Sales; Oakland Cancels Majority of Teacher Layoffs

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‘Urban agriculture’ takes root with law (SF Chronicle) It’s no longer illegal to grow Swiss chard in your backyard and sell it to the corner restaurant. Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday signed legislation that allows for “urban agriculture” throughout the city, including the sale of garden produce. Oakland school district plans to cancel more layoff […]

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Update on Urban Agriculture Laws in Oakland

April 4, 2011 | 4:23 pm

Update on Urban Agriculture Laws in Oakland

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Last week, we posted about Oakland cracking down on urban farmer and writer Novella Carpenter. Well, Carpenter has posted an update on her blog Ghost Town Farm. She says after the uproar over her story in the SF Chronicle, an Oakland planning official paid her a visit and cleared up the finer points of where […]

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