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Backyard Produce Goes Frontyard and Proud

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Backyard peas now have both street cred and city cred: SFGate reports that Oakland's City Council "voted Tuesday to eliminate the ban on selling home-grown produce, a relic of an era when cities wanted to distinguish themselves from rural areas." Like all human passions passed (witness bell bottoms, Flash Dance one-shoulder tees, all of Haight-Ashbury), backyard farming just had to wait its turn for revived interest. "The old code has increasingly come into conflict with a growing but relatively new movement, urban farming." While we beg to differ on the "newness" of urban farming, we hail the novel idea of adding to it government sanctioned legitimacy. [SFGate]