Monthly Archives: April 2012

Value-added products and food safety laws.

It’s difficult for small farms and gardens to be profitable, especially in their first few years. A few reasons why small farms tend to generate less income, proportionately, than large farms include: Limited purchasing power: small farms purchase materials in … Continue reading

Posted in Health Code, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Value Added |

Chicken Keeping in the City.

Chicken Regs: UPDATED: 5/3. This morning, I attended a workshop at Real Food Farm called “Who Wants to Be an Urban Farmer?” Even for a novice gardener like myself, it was an interesting morning. The first session I attended was Small Scale Livestock Farming, led … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Chickens, Land Use, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Zoning |

Shrinking Cities and Urban Agriculture.

Baltimore is a shrinking city. In 1950, Baltimore City boasted a population of almost one million people. By 2010, the number had dropped 35% to 620,000. Baltimore is not alone. Shrinking cities vary in circumstance, but many American cities in … Continue reading

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