Comment: Urban farmers do have to contend with

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Urban farmers do have to contend with

inhibiting zoning and other laws. But growing locally -- even in cities -- is proving to have many advantages. Fresh food year round, using indoor hydroponics has many advantages over reliance on food trucked in from long distances. check out the link below for what's already been developed by Will Allen and his crews in Milwaukee, Chicago, and at least one other major city. Most urban areas, especially in the poor economy, have lots of space and empty buildings going to waste. Why not use those spaces productively and feed people, teach them self-sufficiency skills, and create jobs all at the same time?