Sprout Urban Farms

Urban Chickens Green-lit By Battle Creek City Commission
At their meeting Tuesday, the vote by the City Commission was 5-4 in favor of passing the ordinance allowing hens within city limits. Under the ordinance only 20 permits will be issued at first, and there will be tight rules regarding things like keeping enclosures away from property lines in order …
Citizen Input Sought Regarding Farm Animals In Battle Creek
The date has now been set for a workshop discussion, on the issue of urban farm animals in Battle Creek.
The City of Battle Creek says that at 5:30pm Tuesday, March 21, citizens may address the city commission with questions and comments about the possibility of raising animals like hens, goats and b…
Battle Creek City Commission Approves Urban Farming Ordinance
At their meeting last night, the Battle Creek City Commission approved urban farming measures.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the commission approved the ordinance changes unanimously on Tuesday, that will allow for private and community gardens, as long as the gardens remain a secondary use.…
Battle Creek House With Uncertain Future Becomes Urban Farm
Sprout Urban Farms has now taken ownership of the property at 245 Kendall Street in Battle Creek, a property that was ones on the rolls of the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The sale represents another non-typical use for a property that was not garnering any property tax revenue...