I Applaud These Locavores’ Efforts
If you believe in the value of local food, this is the way to go. An Affton couple turned their suburban property into a farm, complete with crops, rabbits, chickens, and beehives. They harvest their own vegetables and slaughter their own livestock.
They aren’t asking for subsidies for their enterprise, and they don’t insist on free public land. They aren’t lobbying the state to impose their preferences on anyone else, either. While they would like more people to agree with them, they go about convincing people without coercion. They show their neighbors the benefits of their lifestyle — no local food mandates or preferential policies are involved.
Anyone who lives in an area that allows chickens can try this approach.