‘Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago’s South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban farms in just three years. […]
In a statement, Emanuel said the farm lots will help “stabilize” the surrounding communities and help relieve food desert-related issues. “Farmers for Chicago will give local residents a chance to not only learn how to grow food in their communities, but also build their own food enterprise.” ‘
Read the whole story on the Huffington Post: Emanuel Urban Farm Network: Mayor Launches New Agriculture Plan To Transform Vacant Lots.
You can download the Mayor’s press release here: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2013/March/3.15.13UrbanFarmers.pdf