Chicago Passes Ordinance Permitting Widespread Urban Farming

Some positive changes are on the horizon that will help urban agriculture in Chicago—and hopefully serve as a model for other cities across the country.  Just this past week, Chicago’s City Council approved an amendment to the zoning code allowing for more widespread urban farming.  This amendment allows for urban gardens of up to 25,000 square feet, relaxes parking and fencing requirements on larger commercial farms, and allows hydroponic... Read More

Caitlin Arnold and Holly Mills, Oregon

Tell me a little bit about your farm. Sidewalk’s End Farm is located in the city of Portland, Oregon. We farm five city plots and one large rural one, focusing on northwestern hardy, late season, and storage crops. The farm was started by four people–Holly, Jud, Rachel, and Tom–who lived and gardened together for three years until we decided to make our large gardens pay for themselves by selling CSA shares. Things grew quickly, and... Read More

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