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Taking root: Encinitas continues work on urban farming policy

A family tends to a plot Feb. 12 at the Encinitas Community Garden. As the garden continues to develop, the city of Encinitas is still working on a more concrete urban farming policy. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Lauren J. Mapp

February 15, 2016

Among recent changes in the local farming community, Encinitas’ Urban Agriculture Subcommittee continued a discussion of a new urban agriculture ordinance and agricultural permit during the second of five Planning Commission public hearings last month. Led by appointed City Council members Catherine Bla...

Point of View: Urban farm tiff has quite a plot

Roman S. Koenig

June 13, 2014

Encinitas’ long, rich history of agriculture has lost out to crops of so-called “McMansions” over the years, but patches of that past tradition continue to hold ground in the city’s urbanized environment. A new movement in urban agriculture stands to revitalize that tradition. Standing in the ...

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