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Urban Livestocking

The urban farmstead movement harkens back to a time when many average city households grew a substantial amount of produce and even maintained livestock, all for basic sustenance. The practice is recovering from a half-century of stigma, with simple backyard and balcony produce operations leading the way. The livestock component is still pretty unpopular though, except among enterprising populations—l typically poorer folks in less celebrated neighborhoods. That said, Chicago will host its first-ever Urban Livestock Expo this Saturday at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The event will offer resources to wannabe livestockers, particularly pertaining to goats and chickens. [WBEZ]