Heidi Embrey has a tiny postage stamp permacuture garden in the middle of the Indian River Lagoon in central Florida. She says where she lives in Edgewater is one of the most ecologically diverse areas per acre on the entire planet, but highly conventional municipal codes have restricted keeping chickens.
This recently changed, residents winning a petition revise code permitting up to 4 hens, under specific conditions. Even with the imposed restraints, it is a big breakthrough for sustainability and the opportunity to practice permaculture.
Residents are required to complete a certified cooperative extension course, and build a coop under specific guidelines for their flock of up to four hens, to comply with Edgwater’s code.
Heidi was funded $400 as one of our Grant Award winners