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Urban Agriculture Property Taxes

Sharon Powell tends her garden at the city-owned Santa Monica Community Garden in Santa Monica, Calif.

Urban Agriculture Property Taxes

California cities hoping to promote community gardens and small-scale

farms in urban areas are getting a boost from a new state law recently

signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The voluntary program makes it easier for

cities to create "urban agriculture incentive zones" that don't rely on

public land or heavy philanthropic support.