Campus / Community / News / October 17, 2013

City Council to hold final reading of urban agriculture amendment

sustainabilityStudents interested in urban agriculture should consider attending Monday night’s Galesburg City Council meeting.

The Galesburg City Council will be doing a final reading of an ordinance that would allow for urban agriculture to take place in various zoning districts in the city.

Related: Galesburg City Coucil Oct. 21 meeting agenda

Various forms of urban agriculture are being considered in the amendment, including aquaponics farming, hydroponics farming, urban farming and rooftop farming.

The council would create guidelines for the development of these types of farming practices via an amendment to the Development Ordinance.

The City Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is held in the City Council Chambers at Galesburg City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins St.

Julian Boireau
Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.

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