Posted by: MM | September 12, 2011

Chicago Urban Farming: City Council Approves New Ordinance

Photo: Piush Dahal, Flickr“The Chicago City Council approved a zoning code amendment allowing for more widespread urban agriculture Thursday.”

“… the zoning code has expanded the size of community gardens to 25,000 feet, thus accommodating commercial farms within city limits. The ordinance also trims some of the red tape both farms and gardens face.”

“This policy is about taking land that we have here in the city of Chicago that is literally sitting fallow both as land as well as a revenue base or tax base and turning it into a job creator and a revenue creator.” – says Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Read the full story here.

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