Twitter Chat: Rezoning Urban Agriculture in Boston

Boston Redevelopment Authority Planners Tad Read & Marie Mercurio joined Director of Boston Food Initiatives Edith Murnane & Greenovate Boston's Benita Hussain to talk about proposed rezoning of Boston's urban agriculture.


  1. Mayor Menino announced the release of draft urban agriculture zoning to support the growth of farming citywide and the start of a series of community meetings to review the recommendations. Article 89 creates clarity and predictability regarding food growing, fish farming, and hen and bee keeping in the city. It also expands locations for farmers markets and farm stands, and introduces a soil safety protocol. Eleven community meetings will be held in June and July to vet the draft recommendations before the final zoning is completed, and this Twitter chat added a digital option to the slate.
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