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City Folk’s Farm Shop celebrating year anniversary

Anne Evans Anne Evans City Folk’s Farm Shop celebrating year anniversary

It’s only been a year since Shawn and Gerry Fiegelist opened their urban homesteading store, City Folk’s Farm Shop and the shop has seen much growth. “We honestly weren’t sure what the response would be,” says Shawn Fiegelist. “Urban homesteading is a growing trend so some customers are new and some have been doing it […]

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Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

For those urban farmers residing outside of city limits but within Franklin County (that means you, township residents), there are currently significant barriers to raising small farm animals like chickens, ducks or rabbits. Under current zoning, such small-scale farming is considered an agricultural use; it is prohibited on lots smaller than an acre and severely […]

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In My Garden: Clintonville Urban Homestead

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: Clintonville Urban Homestead

Jared Boyd is another person who did not grow up having a garden. His interest in food began later on in life while working at Northstar Café. Then he read Wendell Berry’s ideas and was hooked. Boyd and his wife Jaime moved to their home in Clintonville eight years ago and have been gardening for […]

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In My Garden: John Bannon in Olde Towne East

Anne Evans Anne Evans In My Garden: John Bannon in Olde Towne East

Backyard chickens? YES! You’ve been reading a lot about raising chickens in your own backyard the past couple of years. It’s a part of the local foods movement that has been gaining ground here and across the nation as people have been looking for ways to get closer to the source of their food. John […]

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Citified Chickens: Backyard hens mean fresh eggs

Walker Evans Walker Evans

  The Dispatch wrote Backyard hens mean fresh eggs — and they eat weeds and bugs, too  Monday, August 25, 2008 BY KATHY LYNN GRAY So far, no one has complained to Kelly Provost about the chickens she’s raising in her Worthington backyard. If someone does, she has ammunition. “Once they’ve had the eggs, they’re […]

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