"Community gardens are important, but like many other things, they will be more difficult this year," Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said in issuing new guidelines for city plots earlier this week.
A simmering neighborhood controversy about whether gardens should be added to park land on the shore of Monona Bay comes to a head on Wednesday night.
The current zoning code, written in 1966 and altered thousands of times, teems with jargon, is hard to navigate and is disconnected with the city's comprehensive plan.
About 70 volunteers transform the front yards of eight West Side apartment buildings into a community garden and beautification project.
Could a new library building be a source of nourishment for the body as well as the mind?
The group says Madison's downtown needs community gardens, but a developer says the roof of the proposed Central library is not a feasible place due to cost.