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Petitioning Michigan Speaker of the House Andy Dillon and 4 others

Urban Farming Is Not a Crime! Tell Michigan Not to Ban It

The Michigan Right to Farm Act (1981) insulates farmers from nuisance lawsuits and generally protects those who grow and sell their own food. In September, House Bill 6458 was introduced to specifically exclude urban farmers from the Right to Farm Act. This would impact communities with more than 900,000 residents such as Detroit, communities full of impoverished and working class people who have every right to grow, barter, and give away their own food.

House Bill 6458 will exacerbate the struggles of urban farmers and community supported agriculture, two things that greatly help the urban poor and working class. At a time when the Detroit unemployment rate is nearly one in four (25.5%), penalizing those who grow their own food is appalling.

Please ask Michigan representatives to vote against HB 6458! Tell MI representatives that urban farming and gardening is not a crime.

Photo credit: David Barrie

This petition was delivered to:
  • Michigan Speaker of the House
    Andy Dillon
  • Speaker Pro Tempore
    Pam Byrnes
  • Majority Floor Leader
    Kathy Angerer
  • Minority Leader
    Kevin Elsenheimer
  • Minority Floor Leader
    Dave Hildenbrand

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