15 Jun '15, 4pm

Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

People have been growing food and raising livestock across the United States for centuries—even in cities. But it wasn't until around the 1970s that backyard produce started showing up on sidewalks as well as in city parks and empty lots. Expanding awareness about climate change and industrial agriculture catalyzed the local food movement we know today, and the recession keeps shoring up more vacant spaces to plant. Cities like Portland and Seattle have boasted an urban farming scene for decades while Los Angeles —where there are at least 8,600 eligible parcels—is finally coming around. While zoning laws continue to loosen and tax breaks are brought to the table, here are the 10 best American cities for

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