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Knoxville, Tennesse man charged after pick ax attack at urban community farm

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Timothy A. Whitaker. (Photo: Knox County Detention Facility)

Khann Chov, Beardsley’s urban agriculture director, and Assistant Urban Agriculture Director Adam Caraco both suffered skull fractures, among other injuries, according to Caraco’s father, Carmen Caraco.

By Hayes Hickman
Knoxville News Sentinel
Nov 10, 2016

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A recently hired staffer at a Knoxville nonprofit community farm has been charged in a bizarre attack on two of his co-workers after allegedly striking them in their heads with a pair of gardening tools.

Timothy A. Whitaker, 52, had to be held down by others until police arrived following the assault at Beardsley Community Farm on Tuesday morning, according to arrest warrants.

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Urban agriculture plan taking root in Brockton, Massachusetts

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Ron May, Brockton’s director of planning and development, gave a presentation about an urban agriculture plan that he is developing with stakeholders from the community. Marc Laroque/The Enterprise.

Yard-to-market food sales and backyard chicken coops will be among the issues considered in the urban agricultural plan for Brockton

By Marc Larocque
Enterprise Staff Writer
Nov 9, 2016

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A progressive vision of homegrown vegetables sprouting from flower beds on local rooftops, and the responsible raising of chickens on residential lots in the community, was introduced by the Brockton city planner during a recent public meeting.

Rob May, Brockton’s director of planning and economic development, spoke during this month’s Board of Health meeting about how he is creating an urban agriculture plan that will provide guidelines for farmers in the city, using public input to shape the proposal. May said the city would also be working with Conway School of Landscape Design to develop the Brockton Urban Agriculture Plan.

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