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Urban Agriculture Symposium 2012 - Melanie Duda

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Melanie Duda, 2012 graduate of the UDM School of Law, presents her paper, "Growing in the D: Revising current laws to promote a model of sustainable city agriculture," at the 2012 Urban Farming Symposium, sponsored by and held at the School of Law, May 18. From an overview of urban agriculture, Duda's talk covers the legal tension based on Michigan's powerful "Right To Farm" Act, which is intended to protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits, but which also makes cities nervous about allowing any agriculture. At the time of this presentation, about 1,300 urban gardens/farms were operating in Detroit, despite all of them being illegal.