“In backyards and on once-barren city lots, local growers produce crops and livestock.
…”There’s been tremendous growth in the number of urban farms in cities dealing with an excess of land and not enough people living [there],’ said Anne Palmer of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and in ‘any city where land is somewhat undervalued.’
That’s one reason Baltimore and Detroit are hot spots. But beekeepers and community gardens are also proliferating in upscale neighborhoods, where there are long waiting lists of foodies and locavores for garden plots.
Madison, Wisconsin, which last year issued 197 poultry permits, has already issued 178 for this year (with the year half over).…”