Urban Agriculture Bills Aim To Grow Communities

From MN House of Representatives Session Daily Home, 4/5/16:  Choking up slightly and wiping away a tear, Tish Penny of Savage told the House Agriculture Policy Committee Tuesday how important supporting urban agriculture is for her family and her precocious 3-year-old son, Ethan Mason Penny, who already knows how to plant his own crops and can identify most varieties of fruits and vegetables.  Too shy to testify, her son explained afterward he had wanted to tell the committee to approve two urban agriculture bills Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Mpls) sponsors. Both were laid over.  “I want him to learn from people like you guys, so he can be the next generation (of urban farmers) and teach his youth,” Penny said.  Urban agriculture covers everything from backyard gardens to high density food production in a city lot, according to the Department of Agriculture.  Read entire article here.