Roberta keeps four chickens in her backyard. Bob snuck onto the vacant lot next door, which the bank foreclosed upon and now owns, and planted a vegetable garden. Vien operates an occasional underground restaurant from his friends’ microbrewery after beer-making operations cease for the day. The common thread tying these actions together is that they are unauthorized; they are being undertaken in violation of existing laws and often norms. In this Article, I explore ideas surrounding the overlap between food policy and land use law, specifically the transgressive1 actions that people living in urban and suburban communities are undertaking to further their local food-related goals.
Wisconsin Law Review
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Sarah B. Schindler,
Unpermitted Urban Agriculture: Transgressive Actions, Changing Norms and the Local Food Movement,
Wis. L. Rev.
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