Sustainability Corner – August

Urban Agriculture: New ordinances promote city farming

The Atlanta City Council’s vote last month to encourage and support more urban agriculture is set to make the city a national leader in local food systems.

More Atlanta families are growing their own food, while community gardens and farmers markets are now hubs of community interaction, but until the city council made zoning changes, urban agriculture operations were prevented from obtaining small business loans, urban farmers getting business licenses and put up barriers for legal land lease agreements.

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