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Massachusett’s man living off farm in his backyard

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He brought in 30 chickens and a pair of goats.

Named after members of the band Metallica, the roosters were introduced to the menagerie to help Leonard produce new chicks to sustain his egg production.

By Jim Haddadin
North borough News
Aug 14, 2015

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The bearded, shaggy-haired 27-year-old has begun to reap the fruits of his labor. Walking barefoot through his garden on Thursday, Leonard plucked a thick, green cucumber from a thicket of leaves sprawling across the ground. He trimmed a clump of 6-foot-tall weeds growing near an old swimming pool, tossing them over a fence to the hungry goats on the other side.

Leonard believes more than half of his food supply now comes from the operation.

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August 23, 2015   Comments Off on Massachusett’s man living off farm in his backyard

West Virginia Department Of Agriculture’s Urban Farm Promotes Farming; Benefitting Manna Meal

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West Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick picks corn.

“Food pantries don’t see fresh products, they see canned foods. So this is just unbelievable, it’s exciting.”

By Kennie Bass
WCHS ABC8
Aug 13 2015

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An experimental Urban Farm program is providing valuable data to the Department of Agriculture, and fresh grown food to a population in need.

Right beside Riverside High School there is a three quarter acre plot of land being used to promote farming in places you might not expect. As a side bonus, the crops are feeding the hungry.

West Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick picks corn and other vegetables from a plot his agency has been working all summer.

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