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Intro to How to Research a Vacant Lot // 596 Acres.

New York City: 596 Acres is a nonprofit that connects NYC residents to the land resources around them; they’ve created a helpful map where NYCers can find vacant city-owned lots close to their homes. Here’s a fun infographic (link to PDF) … Continue reading

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Healthy Food Access in Urban Areas

Last week, on Friday, May 18, I watched the webcast of a talk given at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health entitled Healthy Food Access in Urban Areas: Barriers and Solutions. The two presenters were: Holly Freishtat, Food Policy Director for … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Tax Credit.

In 2010, the state of Maryland adopted a bill that authorized the city council of Baltimore City and any county to approve a tax credit for property used for “urban agricultural purposes.” Note: Baltimore City is an “independent city,” which … Continue reading

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Teaching the Food System.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University has put together a very interesting free curriculum called Teaching the Food System; elements of the curriculum can be used with high school, undergraduate and even graduate students. The curriculum … Continue reading

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Chickens in Baltimore: UPDATE!

We’ll come back to Novella’s plight very soon, but first — Baltimore’s chicken ordinance was recently updated. Here are the new rules: No more than 4 chickens may be kept on lots less than 2000 square feet. On lots larger than … Continue reading

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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

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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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