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Hi, I'm Malcolm Woods

I’m the New Media Editor at Outpost, though I’m the old media editor, as well. In both capacities, I read, hear, photograph and write about food. I also eat food pretty regularly, all of which means I spend a lot of time thinking about food in...
Malcolm Woods

Milwaukee plays chicken

Food, Love and Policy By Malcolm Woods on May 24, 2011

Proponents of urban farming won a round in the city of Milwaukee today, when the Common Council passed an ordinance allowing residents to raise chickens in their backyards.

The council voted 8 - 5 to pass the measure, which comes with a number of restrictions and includes a one-year sunset clause, meaning the ordinance would have be voted on and passed again next year. Read a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report here.

Residents will be allowed to house up to four hens in their yards, provided they applied for and recieved a $35 permit and got OKs from all adjacent neighbors. 


Yay for Milwaukee! Hope Wauwatosa is the next community to approve backyard chickens...and beekeeping! Posted by: tbokern | May 25 at 8:48 AM

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