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San Francisco: Levi’s Stadium, home of the 49ers (football team), unveils rooftop farm

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Levi’s Stadium gets a new rooftop farm.

While Faithful Farm is the first NFL vegetable garden, it’s a part of a growing trend at stadiums. There’s already a rooftop farm on the third base side of the Red Sox’s Fenway ballpark in Boston.

By Parija Kavilanz
CNN
September 8, 2016

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It’s expected to generate 150 pounds of produce each week that will be used to cook up food items for club spaces and private events at the stadium.

The Faithful Farm, as it’s called, isn’t a small garden patch either. It occupies 4,000 square feet of the eco-friendly stadium’s 27,000-square-foot green roof, which features a variety of plants native to the Bay area. The roof also has solar panels used to generate renewable energy.

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Thefts, locks and a growing mutiny at Tacoma’s community gardens

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Some Tacoma community gardeners say increasing thefts have moved them to place locks on their plots. The problem? That’s not allowed on public land. Now the Pierce Conservation District is working to quell the uprising.

By Matt Driscoll
The News tribune
Sept 7, 2016

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So, on the Fourth of July, the gardeners locked their community garden.

That’s where this story gets complicated. McIvor says there are 45 gardens in Tacoma, and 20 of them are on public land. In one capacity or another, her agency works with all of them. She says, “The one rule we have is that the gardens cannot be locked if it’s public property.”

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