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Posted on 02 November 2008 by

Michigan Encouraging Urban Gardening

By Vanessa Richins

There is good news for residents of Michigan.

On Wednesday, Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the new “State of Michigan Land Bank Garden for Growth Program.”

In an effort to encourage urban gardening, participants will be able to lease tax-reverted property for only $50 a year, no matter what the size of the lot may be.

They will be able to do any sort of gardening or agriculture, as long as it is legal (sorry, no marijuana farms!) and adheres to the local zoning laws. Temporary fences are allowed – a fence permit may be required.

The advantage to leasing out the land is that Read the rest of this entry »


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