Florida Senate bill that could usher more beds of beets revives home rule debate

More mushrooms? A proposed bill in the Florida Senate could usher in more beds of beets at homes statewide by barring local governments from regulating vegetable gardens. It would create a Catch-22 for cities such as Orlando, where city officials bristle at preemptive moves from Tallahassee and are looking to expand urban agriculture. City officials said this week they plan to oppose the legislation (SB 82) because it flies in…

Join UOG’s Monthly Seed Club, Just in Time for Spring!

Collect heritage seeds and GROW A GARDEN, ALL-Year-ROUND! Join the club that delivers you garden seeds at just the right time of the year to plant them – hand selected based on your garden specs. Start by telling us a little bit about your garden, preferences, and location. Then, each month we’ll send you a curated collection of heritage garden seeds. Now is the perfect time to join.Spring is right…

Loosened Restrictions Could Bring More Urban Farms

-Chattanooga city officials recently approved an ordinance that makes it easier for residents to establish urban farms within city limits.- “From the front, D.B. Reisen’s home looks no different than any other lining Davidson Road. Step out back, however, and you’ll find a dozen chickens clustered in a shed, 15 sheep grazing under the protection of a coyote-kicking guard horse, and a trio of cattle watching it all lazily from…