As Urban Agriculture Gains Followers in Idaho and Beyond, Some Cities Loosen Codes

Posted on Jun 17 2017 - 6:26pm by UOG

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“Folks used to “homestead” — raise gardens and livestock, milk their own cows and gather eggs from their own hens — until it became easier and sometimes cheaper to purchase mass-produced foods from a store.

As people moved from the country into the city, many left their animals and their gardening skills behind. During the 1950s, cities across the nation began to outlaw animals within their boundaries, and the concept of sustainability seemed to disappear from the collective consciousness.”

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