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Bronzeville, Milwaukee launches urban agriculture program for low-income children

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Fenceroy said the foundation put $150,000 towards the urban agriculture program this summer because it encourages children to spend time outdoors.

By Pete Zervakis
TMJ4
Jul 27, 2016

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“So the overall goal is to get the kids to understand what fresh tastes like, why it’s good for you,” Espy said. “If they see they don’t have it in their area, they should grow up demanding it or grow it themselves if they can.”

The kids also helped to build a compost bin.

“We’re learning how to cut trees,” said Lanear Rucker, who’s enrolled in the program. “We also learned how to work a saw.”

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August 2, 2016   Comments Off on Bronzeville, Milwaukee launches urban agriculture program for low-income children

Arrest of drunken cyclist leads to discovery of likely stolen beets in Nova Scotia

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When Olga McCabe-Cain arrived at her King Street community garden plot in Truro on Wednesday night, around twenty of her beet plants were missing. (Andrew Williams)

Senior won’t let beet incident beat her, plans to continue community gardening

By Nina Corfu,
CBC News
Jul 27, 2016

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Hearing the news coverage about the apparent theft, Truro police Const. Kelly Quinn recalled she had spotted a highly intoxicated cyclist weaving in and out of traffic on Monday.

When she went to arrest him, the man tossed a bag over the Salmon River bridge. That bag was full of beets.

Truro police Chief Dave MacNeil said there’s no way to prove that the recovered beets were stolen.

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August 2, 2016   Comments Off on Arrest of drunken cyclist leads to discovery of likely stolen beets in Nova Scotia