Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Urban farming open house tonight

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM

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City Council members and city planning staff will be on hand tonight at the downtown library to hear feedback on how to overhaul rules governing urban farming in Spokane.

Council President Ben Stuckart says interest in small, backyard farming operations and in increasing the amount of local food Spokane eats (just about 2 percent of food purchased in the region today was grown nearby) are driving the discussion. 

Supporters of urban farming say current rules restrict people's ability to sell what they grow and limit the types of animals they're allowed to raise (as it stands: no goats). Stuckart says he hopes to craft new rules by the end of this year.

Urban Farming Open House • Tue, July 30 from 5:30-7:30 pm • Downtown library, rooms 1A and 1B • 906 W. Main Ave. 

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