Farming in urban areas (Oct. 27 story) is a plus for everyone living in a city. The trees and vines give off needed oxygen and clean the air. How can anyone be opposed to a farm next to their home? In northeast Fresno, the Fresno State farm takes up at least two square miles. I realize the farm was there first, and houses built around it, but that did not stop builders, only encouraged them.
We live in a unique area and instead of doing infill with homes and businesses, we should encourage more small farms in the central urban area. The city should offer reduced taxes and water rates for individuals or groups starting urban farms on vacant city land.
Frank T. Ward