Urban Farms Lay the Groundwork for Cleaner Air

Posted on Mar 5 2016 - 7:54am by UOG

shutterstock_255450823-e1457050623981A new state law has passed within the last few years that lets urban areas create “Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones”. These are area’s in which private landowners will receive a tax reduction rate if they use their vacant land for urban agriculture.

“This is a very welcome development. The benefits of urban agriculture are well established and include access to community gardens, revitalization of vacant lots, increased availability of fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy outdoor physical activity.”

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