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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:09 pm 
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While some communities may be disgruntled about front yard gardens, others are paving the way for urban farming. The Seattle City Council recently approved an urban farming bill that will allow urban farms of up to 4,000 sq. ft. in residential zones and grants them the ability to sell the food grown on site. As well, greenhouses dedicated to food production can extend 15 ft. above height limits in certain zones. The legislation also allows residents to keep up to eight chickens per household.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:38 am 
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This is wonderful! And a much for cost-effective way to grow food in the city than some of the fancy hydroponic facilities that are being promoted. If you have good soil, no matter where it is, more power to you if you can grow veggies and fruit in it!

I grew up in West Seattle, and the house we lived in when I was a small child had a wonderful greenhouse on the back, but my parents never used it. It was narrow and ran about 1/2 the length of the house, and was clearly put there by someone who had some serious gardening in mind. There was also a chicken house at the back of the long thin lot. I'm sure both are gone now, but they'd be perfect for someone who wants to hit the ground running by starting seeds indoors or growing a few winter crops.

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