urban farming

6:46 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Plans for Battle Creek Urban Farm on Hold

Town hall meeting is scheduled for Monday
The empty acreage beside Washington Heights United Methodist Church will remain empty - for now. After eight United Methodist churches began cutting down trees on the 3.5-acre lot for an urban farm, nearby homeowners questioned why they were never approached about the plans.
2:31 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Grand Rapids Cracks Down on Urban Farmers

Two residents are fighting a city ticket issued because local officials say their chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a pig violate city ordinances.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Along with a chicken coop and duck house, the backyard at Claire McGinn and Kendra Ritter's place on Coit Avenue NE has three kiddie pools filled with water. And a little pig named Spencer. "Please don't get in there and pee in the water," McGinn said as the pig hoisted its hocks over the edge of one pool.
2:25 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

BC Urban Farm Plan Questioned

Some area residents say they like the goal of the project but should have been involved in the planning process.
Washington Heights residents want to know why they weren't included in plans for a 3.5 acre urban farm across the street from their homes. Washington Heights United Methodist Church and seven other local Methodist churches are planning an urban farm on its lot on Hubbard Street to help local food pantries and social service organizations feed people in need.
7:26 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Battle Creek Churches Plan Urban Farm

Eight churches are working together to develop land on city's north side
A month ago, the 3.5-acre lot adjacent to Washington Heights United Methodist Church was empty. Now eight United Methodist churches are working to turn the lot into an urban farm. Plans include 26 vegetable plots, an orchard, a greenhouse and an aquaponic food production system at a separate location.
Farm City
9:09 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

WSW: City Life on the Farm

Urban garden in Chicago
Credit Linda from Chicago/Wikicommons

Author Novella Carpenter says she grew up in the environment of "grow your own food." 

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