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University of California San Diego has several campus gardens and one San Diego community garden

ellsEllie’s Garden.

Ellie’s Garden, Half Moon Meadow, Marshall Community Garden, Mesa Nueva Garden, Ocean View Growing Grounds, Roger’s Community Garden

UC San Diego
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Marshall Community Garden

Mission:
As guided by the philosophy of Thurgood Marshall College, to develop the scholar and the citizen, the Community Garden will serve as an opportunity to learn about social responsibility through sustainable living, an outdoor study area and a means to develop a close-knit Marshall community.

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Urban farming a growing trend in Toronto

scadCrate Garden. Staff photo/Justin Skinner. Rachel Kimel, left, and Deena DelZotto of the Bowery Project lead the initiative to build a crate garden outside of Scadding Court Community Centre, on Thursday.

Scadding Court Community Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre welcome innovative ‘crate’ gardens

By Justin Skinner
Inside Toronto
City Centre Mirror
May 24, 2016

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At Scadding Court Community Centre, a new crate garden installed by urban gardening initiative The Bowery Project and local volunteers will see 250 square feet of food being grown.

It features 500 milk crates stacked two crates high, with plants being grown in the uppermost crate. Given that soil in cities often contains contaminants, the two-crate stacks help ensure the soil in which the food is grown is clean and free of toxins.

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London, Ontario beekeepers forced to remove backyard hive

efBecky Ellis has to relocate her backyard beehive by May 28 after the province ordered their removal.

Complaint-driven laws preventing urban bees rarely enforced, say backyard beekeepers

CBC News
May 24, 2016

Excerpt:

Becky Ellis launched an online petition last week, calling on Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal to change Ontario laws that prevent beehives within 30 metres of any property line.

Ellis and fellow beekeeper Sean Kaiser were ordered by the ministry to remove their hive from their backyard in the London suburban neighbourhood of Byron.

As a student of urban agriculture, Ellis is part of a growing movement of Canadians keeping backyard, small-scale beehives. Though most of them operate in secret, Ellis has always been open about her hives.

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