Owning a backyard farm can lead to transmissible diseases. Our key Research Assistants at Pires Lab has an article that goes more indepth about the issues and solutions of backyard farming:
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Urban Agriculture Tool Kit from USDA - The Urban Farming Toolkit is a digital, visual guide to starting a garden, designed to provide instructions on gardening at any scale for people at all experience levels. The guide takes the reader through the background of urban gardening, how to plan and build a garden, gardening maintenance, and the financial and legal issues relevant to growing an urban garden.
Bridging the GAPS from Washington State Department of Agriculture - Resources for opening markets for small, mid-sized, and diversified farms through GAP/GHP Education for farmers and auditors. Link can be found here.