Monthly Archives: December 2012

NYT: The Battlefront in the Front Yard

A short post this week before the winter holidays begin: The New York Times ran a story this week on urban gardeners who are fighting against both city bureaucrats and neighbors to keep their crops. The issue brings together unlikely … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

The importance of land tenure.

PolicyLink has created a new report, entitled Growing Urban Agriculture: Equitable Strategies and Policies for Improving Access to Healthy Food and Revitalizing Communities. I would encourage you to look through the entirety of the report, which outlines challenges and solutions for urban agriculture in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Sample CSA agreements.

Here’s how Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) works: A farm offers a certain number of “shares” of its produce to consumers, who pay a flat rate at the beginning of a growing season. The members then receive a share of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Beware crowdfunding for nonprofit organizations.

Let’s say you want to raise some money for your community garden group. You’ve accessed some local grants, but you’d like to expand your fundraising reach. You might think that starting an online campaign through crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, IOBY, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Urban Agriculture Law Project |