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Session to explain new urban agriculture laws, future of agriculture in Lawrence

June 20, 2016

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A group of growers and city employees will explain Lawrence's new urban agriculture laws during an informational panel Tuesday.

Session attendees will also be asked to share thoughts about the future of urban agriculture in Lawrence. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.

In April, the Lawrence City Commission approved new codes for urban agriculture, allowing miniature goats and sheep, beekeeping, crops and agricultural sales within city limits. The new rules come with a host of guidelines and restrictions.

Those on the panel Tuesday will be: Jill Elmers, owner of Moon on the Meadow Farm; Mary Miller, a city planner; and Emily Ryan, a local grower. Helen Schnoes, food systems coordinator for Douglas County, will moderate.

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