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15-Acre Urban Community Garden in Mid-Town Phoenix Ordered to Close

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The Department of Interior ordered the lot to be vacant.

By Janessa Hilliard
Phoenix New Times
Feb 3, 2017

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Community gardeners are being asked to have their plots cleared by Friday, February 10, and the entire site is to be vacated by Wednesday, February 15. It is unclear what will become of the acreage, which sits along the northeast side of the intersection, bordering Steele Indian School Park.

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United Kingdom: Meet the hobby farmers, the City types spending their free time working the land

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Part-time farmer Nigel Tuck, at Golland Farm, works for a Swedish bank.

Despite being unable to tell one end of a sheep from another, well-paid City workers continue to buy up chunks of British countryside as an answer to all their problems.

By Fred Redwood
The Telegraph
Jan 28, 2017

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How easy was it for an advertising executive to turn his hand to farming all of a sudden? “The bureaucracy is straightforward and much of the work is logical and sequential,” says Richard, 56. “You just follow the times of the year and stick to a routine. Yet to be really successful involves a huge learning curve. Things like the breeding lines of sheep are enormously complicated and the simplest things can be surprisingly complex.” Grimsacre Farm, listed with Humberts for £1?million, is under offer.

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