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A group of food advocates and city staff are making headway on proposed policies aimed at promoting urban agriculture.

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Urban Agriculture

A “Food City Scenario” being drafted by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center could give local policymakers information to consider when discussing an urban agriculture ordinance later this year.

The scenario asks what Fayetteville would look like in 2030 if most of the city’s food came from local sources. It envisions fruit-bearing trees in street rights of way; cold-weather greenhouses; concentrated fish farms; more community gardens; and new livestock exchanges.

Stephen Luoni, director of the Community Design Center, an outreach of the Fay Jones School of Architecture, said the scenario will come out later this summer. It was paid for using a $15,000 award from the American Institute of Architects.

Source: Staff Report

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Print Headline: Urban Agriculture Law Could Plow New Ground

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