No goats, but Minneapolis moves to allow commercial gardens

Those interested in local food, take note: Minneapolis officials have sidestepped the goat issue for now but nonetheless have taken a step toward allowing commercial farms in the city.

As MPR News reporter Madeleine Baran writes, the city’s zoning and planning committee on Thursday approved a plan that would let city land owners turn vacant lots into commercial gardens.

The plan, similar to those adopted elsewhere, has more steps to go, but the committee stripped out a recommendation to consider how to handle proposals to raise goats in the city. It sounds like some on the council are worried about rural smells in the urban landscape, but proponents think it will be a boon to making more good food available.

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