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The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

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The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

By Josh Trought
Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: March 17, 2015

Excerpt:

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm describes not only the history of the D Acres project, but its evolving principles and practices that are rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment.

For almost twenty years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational center that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travelers to northern New England, a training center for everything from metal- and woodworking to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling, and potluck meals, and much more.

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Millions of honey bees in truck crash in Washington

Each box contains about 5,000 bees.

Kiro TV
Apr 17, 2015

Excerpt:

KIRO 7 News video showed dozens of boxes of live bees scattered across the road. Beekeepers from the company who owns the bees, Belleville Honey in Burlingon, are at the scene, using smoke to calm the bees and get them back into boxes and loaded onto trucks.

Numerous boxes of bees were crushed in the crash. Each box contains about 5,000 bees.

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