Why a Denver Suburb Has Gone All-In for Farming

By Anna Bergren Miller

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, is experiencing an agricultural renaissance. Once known informally as Carnation City, the Denver suburb built its economy on a foundation of flower nurseries, apple orchards, and assorted vegetable crops. But by the time Wheat Ridge incorporated in 1969, residential and commercial development had eaten up much of the town's farmland.

Five decades later, when city leaders sat down to rewrite the community's comprehensive plan, they identified urban agriculture as a focal point.

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/01/why-a-denver-suburb-has-gone-all-in-for-farming/384245/

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