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Gardening on the verge

(article, Culinate staff)

Earlier this summer, a spat over front-yard gardening between a homeowner and a Midwestern city made headlines. Now comes a lesser tiff in Portland, Oregon, over whether homeowners can grow vegetables on the publicly owned stretch of land between sidewalk and street. Yes, the city has decided — with a few caveats regarding size and placement. It's all part of an effort to update the city's '"urban affecting everything from chicken-keeping and bee-tending to '"micro-farms"' and food-buying clubs. And yeah, ordinary gardens, too.