Adopted into law in December 2013, Article 89, the newest Article to the Boston Zoning Code addresses the growing popularity of urban agriculture. Whether you are interested in starting a farm, adding a greenhouse, or raising chickens in your back yard, this new zoning code is designed to facilitate the development of diverse urban agriculture activities.
Article 89 is available in full on PLN, as is the recently released Article 89 Made Easy, a comprehensive guide to the new article for those of us less experienced in deciphering the language of zoning code.
Now that summer is in full swing, there are many opportunities to find fresh, local produce. Farmers' markets are springing up across the country and community supported agriculture (CSA), in which customers buy shares in a farm in exchange for fresh, locally grown produce, is becoming increasingly popular.
Head to the PLN Conservation Yellow Pages to find a farmers market or CSA in your area.