US: New legislation may bring more urban farming, greenhouses to Boston

Thanks to new legislation known as Article 89, Bostonians looking for locally grown food soon may not have to look much further than the vacant lot next door. And when it comes to understanding the full potential of a successful urban farm, they may want to look towards the Dudley Greenhouse in Roxbury.

Article 89, legislation that is the result of community meetings and deliberations of the Mayor's Urban Agriculture Working Group in Boston, has only to pass a public hearing before the Boston Zoning Commission to be enacted, according to Article 89 defines small, medium, and large farms, regulates maximum structure height and setbacks, and makes provision for rooftop farms.

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