The Somerville Board of Aldermen may vote Thursday night on an ordinance that would govern urban agriculture and farming in the city—we're talking about things like raising chickens, keeping bees, growing produce and starting hydroponics and aquaponics operations.
Aldermen and city staffers have been drafting the proposed ordinance, and it's been in the Board of Aldermen's Land Use Committee since April.
Members of the Land Use Committee kept the matter in committee after an Aug. 8 meeting, but they were scheduled to take up the ordinance again on Wednesday. There was some scuttlebutt before Wednesday's committee meeting that the whole Board of Aldermen would vote on the matter Thursday.
Somerville Patch will provide an update after Thursday's meeting.
Here's some more on the urban agriculture ordinance: