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Zoning conflict shuts down Georgia preschool’s farm stand

September 16, 2019

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia preschool program that helps children sell fresh produce to local residents has been shut down by city officials who say the farm stand violates zoning laws.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park has a gardening program aimed at connecting families with healthy food, especially in areas where access to quality produce is limited.

But the newspaper says the city recently prohibited it from running the stand, citing safety concerns and lines of cars.

Little Ones official Wande Okunoren-Meadows asked the council to amend its decision this month, but officials instead offered to allow the stand on city-owned property.

Okunoren-Meadows contends that area isn’t in the community she wants to serve. Another option is to request a special permit each time the stand operates.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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