Stories tagged: urban farming
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
New initiative seeks to grow community through urban farming
A new urban farming initiative in the Northwest neighborhood hopes to grow more than just fresh produce, but a stronger community.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 p.m.
Spokane Valley is reviewing regulations for urban farming and small farm animals
Spokane Valley residents may soon be able to raise chickens and small animals like rabbits in smaller back yards.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
Goats in the city: Grant seeks to support urban farming
Janice Swagerty is teaching the tricks to raising kids – goat kids that is.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
Teen urban farming program blooms in West Central
Zoe O’keefe sits in the dirt on a hot April afternoon weeding and watering plants in raised garden beds. “I’ve had a pretty messed up background,” O’keefe said. “Since being …
Sat., July 19, 2014
Urban farm ordinance will incur costs to city
Spokane’s new urban farming ordinance that allows for the keeping of small farm animals is likely to cost the city extra money for animal control services. The director of the …
Thu., April 17, 2014
Front Porch: Chicken, egg stories incubate responses
Henrietta stares balefully at me from her perch next to my printer. I think she knows I’m writing about her and her feathered friends. Last month, I wrote a column …
Thu., March 27, 2014
Backyard livestock not a nuisance, Spokane City Council president says
Allowing Spokane city residents to raise small livestock in their backyards is not going to become a nuisance problem, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Wednesday. Stuckart said that …
Wed., March 26, 2014
Urban farming answers sought by Spokane County
Who will respond to complaints about the smell and noise from backyard livestock? Spokane County commissioners want to know.
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Rule changes could increase urban farming options
In the heart of the city, Bea Lackaff maintains a slice of country life. Like a growing number of Spokane residents, Lackaff raises chickens. She started 25 years ago at …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
Doug Clark: All the joys of farm life, without all the acreage
It’s the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese calendar. But here in Spokane, 2014 could be the Year of the Small Pig, Handful of Chickens and Maybe a …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
City of Spokane seeks to boost farming
Almost 100 people showed up for an urban farming open house on Tuesday evening at the downtown library. The meeting was the first action step following the local food conference …