Bees and Changing Urban Ag Policy
In this episode, Charlotte French and Russell Mullin meet with Mary Miller and Helen Schnoes from the Douglas County Food Policy Council. They have worked tirelessly to create agricultural regulations in Lawrence Kansas that both encourage and protect urban farming, including keeping bees.
Mary Miller is the Douglas county planner her specialties include design for sustainable and livable communities, ordinance development and implementation, and fostering strategic and long-term growth.
Helen Schnoes is the Douglas County Food Systems Coordinator. She helps foster connections among stakeholders and supports a variety of projects and programs as part of the continued development of a strong local food system in Douglas County.
Russell Mullin, served as a board member for the Kansas Permaculture Institute, after previously serving as a representative for the Douglas County Food Policy Council. He is in the process of designing and building a tiny home on wheels with his significant other, Mary Beth, so that they can park their home on 10 beautiful acres and get to work on creating a small market garden with a focus on heirloom cultivars and permaculture design principles.
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