12/07/2012 10:49 am ET Updated Feb 06, 2013

Detroit's Urban Agriculture Plans Move Forward

The Detroit City Planning Commission approved the city's new urban agriculture zoning ordinance Thursday evening. The action takes the city closer to officially recognizing the city's multitude of community gardens and encouraging new and larger urban farms.

The commission is an advisory board to City Council, which must take up the proposed zoning changes in early 2013. Roughly four years in the making, the ordinance is expected to pass Council easily, just as the commission approved it unanimously.

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