As you may know, the city of Somerville recently enacted urban agriculture laws to encourage urban farming in the city. It's also launched the Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program to teach people how to grow food.
One of Somerville's experts on the matter, Jessie Banhazl of Green City Growers, recently spoke to KyAnn Anderson on SCATV's "Greater Somerville" about these efforts. They were joined by Luisa Oliveira, a senior planner with the city who has spearheaded these recent programs.
Here's the description of the episode from Greater Somerville:
In a special episode of Greater Somerville, join host KyAnn Anderson as she speak's with the City of Somerville's Luisa Oliveira and Green City Grower's Co-Founder Jessie Banhazl, as they discuss their collaboration efforts in Somerville's recently passed Urban Agriculture Ordinance. These regulations are the first of their kind in the state of Massachusetts. Additionally, learn about the recently launched Urban Agriculture Ambassador's Program, and how 15 lucky Somerville residents will be receiving free home agricultural education courses this spring, if their applications are selected (the deadline is February 15th). If you are a chicken coop enthusiast, fascinated with beehives, or dream of installing a raised-bed vegetable garden this spring, this is a must-see episode.
Also, here's more about urban agricultrue in Somerville:
- City, Green City Growers Will Train 15 Residents in Urban Agriculture
- Urban Farming Comes to Somerville, Aldermen Approve Agriculture Ordinance
- Somerville Aldermen Could Vote on Urban Agriculture Ordinance Thursday
- Somerville Starts Blog, Facebook Page for Urban Agriculture
- Urban Farming: Raising Chickens, Bees and Crops in Somerville
- Speak Out: Urban Agriculture in Somerville, Public Hearing on Thursday
- Your Thoughts: City to Promote Urban Agriculture
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