A Reduced Pressure Zone valve, attached to hydrant, is designed to prevent backflow, but it also prevented many gardeners from accessing water this growing season. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Community gardens and urban farms were left scrambling to comply with a new city policy related to hydrant access that left some without water throughout the entire 2020 growing season. 

(Normanack / Flickr)

A family friendly expo Saturday offers workshops, a resource fair and more for those curious about raising livestock in the city.


How feasible is raising livestock in the city? An urban agriculture advocate weighs in.