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Denver: ‘The Urban Farm’ rebuilds pens after 13 animals killed by stray dogs

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“The sadness of the loss has been tempered by the generosity of the community,” Marrs said.

By Macradee Aegerter
Fox 31, Denver
Feb 4, 2017

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Thanks to nearly $9,000 in donations, volunteers worked to dismantle the old and unsafe pens, making way for new, higher poles and fences.

“These poles are being taken out. I’m sorry that they are going. They are like my favorite poles,” said Felicia Diamond, a board member for The Urban Farm.

“The purpose is, hopefully the eight-foot fence just to make it a lot tougher for animals to get in,” said Marrs.

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February 9, 2017   No Comments

Canadian Mayors Discuss Growing Food In Their Cities

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250 attend Forum. Debate on local food production between Morinville Mayor Lisa Holmes, Enoch Cree Nation Chief Billy Morin, Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson at Edmonton’s city hall.

Edmonton could become the food capital of Canada if it taps into the power of urban agriculture, suggests a recent mayoral forum.

By Kevin Ma
St. Albert Gazette
Feb 8, 2017

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Morin said that to his community of Enoch, local food was about culture. Alberta’s First Nations were only recently introduced to Western foods such as flour, and today grappled with many health concerns related to diet. He now seeks to lead his community back to its traditional dietary roots.

“Picking berries, hunting moose – those are medicines for us.”

Holmes also cited a need to reconnect with the past when it came to food, saying that there was a “lost generation” of people today that did not grow up tending gardens or preserving food.

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