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Franklin County Community Gardens Open to Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Community Gardens Open to Public

If you’re interested in community gardening, but don’t necessarily want to start one from scratch, then the Franklin County Community Gardens program may be just what you’re looking for. Launched in 2008, the program features two garden areas open for residents to apply to use each season. “The program came about by Franklin County Commissioner […]

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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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Grants for 2013 Community Gardens Announced

Brent Warren Brent Warren Grants for 2013 Community Gardens Announced

Community Gardeners, take heart. Grants to support new and existing community gardens throughout Franklin County are being offered for the third consecutive year. The program, administered by The Columbus Foundation with the support of Mayor Michael Coleman, Councilmember Priscilla Tyson and the Franklin County Commissioners, will grant awards of up to $4,000 per project. “Community […]

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Franklin County & City of Columbus Support Equal Housing Opportunities for GLBT Community

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County & City of Columbus Support Equal Housing Opportunities for GLBT Community

Today, Franklin County Commissioners and the City of Columbus jointly announced that local leaders are applying support for new federal rules that prohibit landlords and home-loan lenders from discriminating against gay and transgender people. These local governing bodies are partnering with the Columbus Urban League and Stonewall Columbus to ensure fair access to the local dream […]

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