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Cows stampede through quiet British neighbourhood

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Hoof prints six inches deep were left in some residents’ front lawns.

Yorkshire Evening Post
17 July 2012

Residents on a quiet Harrogate cul-de-sac were woken by the sound of a herd of cows stampeding through their gardens.

The 30 of animals left hoof prints six inches deep in some front lawns after escaping from a nearby field.

Resident James Lee, 20, filmed the cows from his house on the street, early on Sunday morning.

Mr Lee said the cows were wandering around the street for five minutes at around 6am, before trotting back to their field about a mile away.

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Astronaut launches ‘Imagine a Garden in Every School’ in Ontario

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Roberta Bondar speaking to school gardeners at Rose Ave Public School.

Bringing school food gardens into a provincial network

By Jessica Reeve
Pushfoodforward
07/05/2012

Excerpt:

Green Thumbs Growing Kids hosted an event June 19th to launch their new provincial campaign, Imagine a Garden in Every School. The campaign aims to create broader community support and unite engaged communities for school food gardens “to share resources, ideas and experience, to work together on advocacy, and to make it easier for people across Ontario to start and maintain school food gardens.”

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Hops Grown in the Bronx Will Bring Truly Local Beer to Brewery

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The Bronx Brewery planted 125 cascade hop plants at the New York Botanical Garden and community gardens across the borough, to be harvested this fall for brewing in a special batch of beer with local roots. Photo by New York Botanical Garden.

10 Bronx community gardens growing hops for beer

By Jeanmarie Evelly
DNAinfo
June 19, 2012

Excerpt:

The Bronx Brewery, a small beer-brewing start-up based in Mott Haven, has teamed up with the New York Botanical Garden and a number of local community gardens to launch the Urban Hop Project, planting hop plants across the Bronx to be harvested and used to brew a special batch of beer with true neighborhood roots.

“I think it’s sort of a natural thing as a brewer to want to use whatever raw, local materials you can,” said Damian Brown, head brewer at the Bronx Brewery. “Being in the city poses its own challenges to something like that.”

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