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Chicken Diapers? Urban Farming Spawns Accessory Lines

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“Chickens are a symbol of urban nirvana, their coops backyard shrines to a locavore movement.”

By Michaeleen Doucleff
NPR
May 01, 2013

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When Julie Baker’s backyard birds started spending more time inside, it was tough to keep them clean. So she got innovative.

She sewed up a cloth diaper — chicken-sized, of course — added a few buttons and strapped it onto her little lady.

One thing led to another, and eventually, a business was born.

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Boston apartment looking for ‘urban farmer’ renters

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49 Myrtle Street in Somerville

Each unit has two 4 by 8 raised bed/imported-clean-soil garden beds. At this time no one is raising chickens and or beekeeping. I am very open to this happening and am willing to help pay for any infrastructure that will stay-with-the-house. Any chicken or beekeeping needs to be approved prior to installation.

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Reno, Nevada farm wins grant as USDA focuses on smaller operations

River School Farm wins USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant

By Jason Hidalgo
rgj.com
May 1, 2013

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Score one for urban farming.

At least that was the mindset for Monique Monteverde, who sounded like a lottery winner after realizing that Reno-based River School Farm was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Really?” said the River School Farm director over the phone. “That’s so cool!”

The farm was one of 110 producers across the country who were awarded the annual grant on Wednesday through the USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant or VAPG program.

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