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India: Man Held for Rooftop Ganja Farming

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The ganja plants found on Nissar’s rooftop; (Inset) Nissan.

The ‘City Shadow Police’ nabbed grower

By New India Express News Service
28th March 2016

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 31-year-old man who gave a shady twist to rooftop farming by growing ganja plants on the terrace of his house has been nabbed by the City Shadow police.

The Pettah police identified the man as Nissar, s/o Ali Akbar, Pulikkal Puthenveetil, Anayara. Nissar was trapped by the police during raids conducted as part of ganja raids in the city. The police also recovered a country-made rifle and country bombs from his residence. According to the police, the ganja plants were hidden among wild balsams on the rooftop.

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The Lawrence City Commission will review new urban agriculture guidelines

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Goats, sheep may be your new neighbors under proposed city code for urban agriculture

By Nikki Wentling
LJWorld
March 21, 2016

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“There were a lot of people, they just had a lot of interests,” Miller said. “Some people wanted to raise crickets, crawdads and fish. Some people wanted small horses, but that seemed a stretch. I did find several cities that had miniature goats; only a few have miniature sheep.”

Around the same time the city was looking to add agriculture uses, a group of people had formed to lobby for beekeeping within city limits. The current city code says nothing about beekeeping. Because of that, those asking if they could have colonies in Lawrence have been told it’s not allowed, Miller said.

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The Joy of Foraging

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Gary Lincoff’s Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying a World of Wild Food

By Gary Lincoff
Quarry Books
2012

Discover the edible riches in your backyard, local parks, woods, and even roadside! In The Joy of Foraging, Gary Lincoff shows you how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm, and more, whether you are foraging in the urban jungle or the wild, wild woods. You will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, or novices like you—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day.

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