Monthly Archives: March 2013

Legal Eats: Legal Workshop for Community Food Enterprise

On March 9, 2013, a handful of East Bay nonprofits held an event entitled: “Legal Eats: A Legal Workshop for Community Food Enterprise.” The event was co-sponsored by: the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), Green Collar Communities Clinic (GC3), … Continue reading

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Nutrient management plans for urban farms.

Under Maryland’s 1998 Water Quality Improvement Act, any farm, urban or rural, which brings in over $2,500 in gross revenue per year or has over 8,000 pounds of animals is required to file and follow a nutrient management plan (NMP) … Continue reading

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Rewrite Baltimore’s influence on urban agriculture.

Like Philadelphia, Baltimore City is currently updating its zoning code through a process the city has named “Rewrite Baltimore.” You can find the current version of Baltimore City’s proposed zoning code at:¬†http://legistar.baltimorecitycouncil.com/attachments/9707.pdf In the proposed code, urban agriculture as a … Continue reading

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Zoning and urban agriculture.

The city of Philadelphia is currently rewriting its zoning code. City Councilman Brian O’Neil proposed an amendment to the code that would require urban farmers and gardeners to obtain a “special exception” to garden or farm in mixed-use commercial areas. … Continue reading

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