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Poverty-Fighting Community Garden In South Africa

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Mnqobi Mnguni, Mashange, RS Maqolo, AM Maqolo and Busie Maqwaza are ready to reap their first crop at the garden project in Lovu Township.

The garden currently uses four 10,000-litres tanks for water.

By Earl Baillache
South Coast Sun
Feb 8, 2017

Excerpt:

Zeph Mbuyisa initiated the project in Lovu Township in November by planting maize and the seven people working in the garden will reap their first harvest on about 15 February.

“We have two-and-a-half hectares we can cultivate but currently we are only using an area of 67 metres by 52 metres,” said Zeph.

“We are trying our best to alleviate poverty in the area. At the moment we have only grown maize, but we want to branch out into growing other crops and recruit stakeholders.

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February 12, 2017   No Comments

First Honeybee Sanctuary Will Be In A Long Beach, California City Park

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Willow Springs Park. Click on image for larger file.

To Barnes’ knowledge, this would be the only municipal honeybee sanctuary in the region, and possibly the state of California.

By Courtney Tompkins
Long Beach Press Telegram
Feb 7, 2017

Excerpt:

A backyard beekeeping club is on the verge of creating the first honeybee sanctuary in a Long Beach city park – thanks in part to a local attorney, who offered his expertise in exchange for honey.

The Long Beach Beekeepers has been working to build an educational center that doubles as a safe haven for unwanted hives at Willow Springs Park for nearly two years now, but a series of holdups and bureaucratic hurdles had repeatedly halted progress.

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