In residential areas near Battle Creek, backyard chickens, goats and honeybees may become more common. Recently, there have been proposed ordinance changes that would allow urban dwellers to keep small livestock, bees and grow gardens all in their backyard.
The new ordinance changes would also allow urban residents to sell fruits and vegetables grown on their property between certain hours.
“Urban farming could be beneficial for the city.” They’ve “pointed to studies that claim urban agriculture raises home values, generates additional economic activity, creates jobs and helps increase access to healthy food.”
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