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1841 – The Cultivation of Every Requisite Vegetable in the Kitchen Garden

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Being the result of 35 Year’s Practical Experience in this Climate

By Andrew Gentle
Late Curator of the Elgin Botanic Garden, New York
1841

… and was entrusted with the management of two very extensive establishments in the Old Country for six years, before I embarked for this “land of the free.” In the year 1805 I commenced operations for Dr. Hopsack, in New-York by laying out his grounds.

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Cure for Cancer: Wood Sorrel – Acetosella

The reader, perhaps, may be anxious to know in what way I became possessed of this important

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Brighton, Colorado sets rules for urban farming of bees, up to 6 chickens

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Jan Coffelt has bees in the backyard of her Lakewood home Photo by Seth A. McConnell.

“We have had calls about whether or not people can slaughter in their yards.”

By Megan Mitchell
Denver Post
03/26/2015

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Residents interested in keeping backyard hens and honeybees can get their coops and hives set up before summer now that City Council has approved new regulations for urban farmers.

Up to six hens (and ducks) and are now allowed outside single-family homes, and anywhere from one to eight hives can be placed on private property (depending on the homeowner’s land size).

Both bees and chickens are also allowed in some parks and open space properties.

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