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Urban farming nonprofit vandalized by animal-rights activists over slaughtering of 3 pigs in Missoula

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The Garden City headquarters was vandalized when someone spray-painted “Murderers” in bright red letters and signed it “AFL”, an apparent reference to the Animal Liberation Front.

Much of the meat goes to the Missoula Food Bank, Zosel explained, and some of it is sold elsewhere.

By David Erickson
Missourian
Oct 24, 2016

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Though nobody has been arrested in connection with the vandalism, it appears to have been a protest of the butchering of three hogs for educational purposes. The nonprofit Garden City Harvest operates a youth education program at its PEAS Farm in the Rattlesnake, and three to five pigs are raised every year. Kids in every grade level are allowed to see and touch the animals as part of a curriculum that aims to give them insight into their local food system.

“We see 2,500 school kids a year as well as adults and college students,” said GCH executive director Jean Zosel. “Having the pigs on the site, they can see where meat comes from. Some kids think meat comes from Albertsons. That’s part of our farm-to-school work, is helping people learn where their meat comes from.

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October 31, 2016   Comments Off on Urban farming nonprofit vandalized by animal-rights activists over slaughtering of 3 pigs in Missoula

Calgary Earthship To Grow Food For Calgary’s Less Fortunate

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The Earthship at the Grow Calgary farm in Calgary.

A radically sustainable structure made of recycled tires and cans is set to help Canada’s largest urban agriculture farm produce even more food for Calgarians in need.

By Annalise Klingbeil
Calgary Herald
October 24, 2016

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What is believed to be North America’s first urban earthship — an approximately 500 square foot eco-friendly structure located on Grow Calgary’s 4.5-hectare pocket of land, just west of Canada Olympic Park — is nearing completion.

Even in the dead of winter when Calgary’s temperature dips below 20 degrees Celsius, the earthship greenhouse will allow Grow Calgary to do what the non-profit organization does best: grow food for Calgary’s less fortunate.

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