City Green-Lights Knox’s Local Food Plan

From: WGIL (Galesburg, IL)

Locally grown produce may be easier to access with a decision by the Galesburg City Council, Monday night. Aldermen approved an amendment to the development ordinance to allow for the construction of “High Tunnel Structures” on institutionally zoned land. The High Tunnel Structures would be used by Knox College and Growing Together to farm local and organic produce…

Knox College Sustainability Coordinator Shawn Tubb says putting high tunnels in neighborhoods would create vibrancy in the community… “In cities that have these kind of high tunnels and urban gardens, that increases property values and creates jobs and gets more people to want to live in that neighborhood.”… Read more at WGIL.com…