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Paul Turner: When a city slicker is forced to be an urban farmer

Ever have one of those moments when you are reminded, to an acute degree, that you did not grow up on a farm?


Former GSI executive Maria Vandervert transitions from business advocate to owner

Maria Vandervert, who was GSI’s vice president of marketing and communications, transitioned to a part-time role in the organization this month to focus on developing Dragonfly Urban Farm.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 6:58 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Report in S-R about travel record between Latah and Spokane lands driver in front of judge

A report in The Spokesman-Review backfired on Joseph S. Bain, of the Eldridge-Buick Company in Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Urban farmers with cows squeezed by new Washington law

Owners of dairy cows in cities were learning of a recently-passed state law that created significant obstacles for them to continue selling milk.


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.


Goats in the city: Grant seeks to support urban farming

Janice Swagerty is teaching the tricks to raising kids – goat kids that is.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …