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Goats guests of honor at Prague rooftop reception

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A culture activist Ondrej Kobza sits on a chair next to two goats on the terrace of a rooftop community garden and cafe atop the Lucerna Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny

“Our goal is to have a community garden here, so that people could raise tomatoes, for example,” added Kobza, who has rented a 1,000-square meter space on top of the building completed in 1921 by the grandfather of late President Vaclav Havel.

By Jiri Skacel; Writing by Robert Muller; Editing by Andrew Heavens
Reuters
Oct 20, 2016

Two goats wander across the roof of Prague’s famous Lucerna Palace – the first beneficiaries of a new push to open up public spaces high above the packed streets of a crowded city.

The animals were guests of honor at the opening of a terrace on the city-centre landmark, whose lower floors hold the Czech Republic’s oldest cinema, a theater, a music venue, restaurants and an ornate shopping arcade.

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Rooftop Community Garden Success Atop 55-Unit Condo Complex in Vancouver, BC

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When residents of an Olympic Village condo decided to turn private plots into a community space, their gardening project turned into something more.

By Tyee Bridge
Photos Claudette Caracedo
Vancouver Foundation
Fall 2016

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Six volunteers formed a Garden Committee to organize the transformation of the James rooftop patio into a working garden—from pulling out ornamental plants and selling them on Craigslist to buying seeds and rebuilding the soil. “It was pretty much an immediate success, a hit with a lot of people,” recalls Cooke. “And it went beyond gardening to really growing the social aspect of the building. People got to know each other, which was great to see, and we expanded from there.”

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Stories from the Danny Woo Community Garden in Seattle

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Mr. Liu.

No matter how many times you hear the story of how the Danny Woo Garden was created in 1975 it never stops inspiring. It’s a tried and true classic among all the stories of social justice and community activism in the history of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

By Jill Wasberg
New American Media
Oct 18, 2016

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Mr. Liu started planting at the Danny Woo Community Garden four years ago. As a resident of Chinatown-International District, Mr. Liu often visits the garden twice a day whenever he feels bored at home. He is happiest when he is able to harvest from his garden, especially when his beans are ready. He likes spring time the most because it marks the beginning of the growing season.

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