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Scotland’s Allotment Site Design Guide 2013

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“Since the publication of our National Food and Drink Policy in 2009, we have made clear our commitment to supporting the increasing number of people who want to grow their own food.” Derek Mackay
Scotland’s Minister for Local Government and Planning

By Jenny Mollison, Andrew Reid, Judy Wilkinson and Peter Wright
The Scottish Allotment and Gardens Society
2013 – 108 pages
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

Introduction

The aim of this Guide is to provide detailed solutions to all aspects of good allotment site design. To ensure that an allotment site can be designed to bring pleasure to users, providers and the general public, and to enhance the environment.

Scotland’s Allotment Site Design Guide is aimed at those who have the responsibility for designing and planning allotment sites and those who have the responsibility for the approval of planning permission. By providing a good practice guide the general public can have confidence that allotment sites are being designed to a set of standards endorsed by the Grow Your Working Group which was set up by the Scottish Government to take forward those aspects of food production associated with allotments, community gardens and orchards.

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June 23, 2013   Comments Off on Scotland’s Allotment Site Design Guide 2013

Mix-up: Brooklyn cops at first mistake tomato plants on roof for Marijuana

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Police were stunned to find plants you could eat rather than ones you can smoke. Photo by Todd Maisel.

Is this what they mean by reefer madness?

By Thomas Tracy And Joseph Stepansky
New York Daily News
May 8, 2013

Excerpt:

Cops responding to a report of a marijuana farm on the roof of a Brooklyn building didn’t find the wacky tobacky they were looking for — just tomato plants, police and witnesses said Wednesday.

Police sources confirmed a police lieutenant and two officers went to the Lefferts Ave. building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at 9:30 a.m. after the building superintendent found more than 15 Solo cups with leafy green saplings sprouting out of them.

The plants weren’t ganja, but a wholesome part of anyone’s diet.

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