Florida Matters: Backyard Agriculture

Florida Matters: Backyard Agriculture

More and more these days, farms are coming to the city. Laws have been changing around the state that make it easier for suburban homeowners to dabble in backyard agriculture. We're taking a look at this "do-it-yourself" food movement, from growing your own veggies, to raising your own chickens.
People are finding new sources of income by selling their fresh eggs or local honey. There's also a demand for hydroponic growing systems and a demand for the know-how to grow food successfully.

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Hillsborough County Extension Director
Pied Piper's Farms

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, trans-portation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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