Shady Grove Farm Wins the Right to Farm

Shady Grove Farm is a small, diverse, urban family farm doing its best at utilizing permaculture practices.

Michigan - Randy and Libby Buchler of Shady Grove Farm emerge victorious after their legal battle over zoning regulations with the Forsyth Township. They were sued by the Township because their farm was home to approximately 150 chickens and 8 sheep and their location wasn't zoned for agriculture.

In defense, they invoked "The Right to Farm Act". The Judge, Thomas L. Solka, ruled that the Right to Farm Act trumped the township zoning ordinance.

The Buchlers were elated to hear the news, receiving it with a round of smiles and hugs. They vowed to "keep on providing food for our family and the community. That’s all we’re trying to do here. We are really grateful for all of the support we’ve received from the local community, farmers across the country, and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund."


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