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Returning to the land: Urban gardeners in Pittsburgh hope to put vacant lots to good use

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The group, called the Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Cooperative — or BUGS, for short — is preparing to cultivate the neglected land with all kinds of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, including peppers, squashes, cabbage, collard greens.

By Jake Flannick
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Aug 5, 2017

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A grass-roots group of gardeners and community activists is turning two overgrown lots in Homewood into an urban farm, seeking to expand access to healthy food and improve the collective well-being of this once-fertile neighborhood.

“We’ll always be growing food,” said Dana Harris-Yates, a shaman medicine woman who uses “AL” after her name, a Moorish title indicating “one who mastered psychology and healing.” She is a program manager for the BUGS group and is overseeing the Homewood project.

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Cows and goats take residence in Tokyo high-rise to promote dairy jobs

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A goat, a cow and a pig walk into a Tokyo high-rise.

The Japan Times
Aug 10, 2017

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A goat, a cow and a pig walk into a Tokyo high-rise.

It may sound like the start of a joke, but about 60 such animals have found a new home on the 13th floor of a building near Tokyo Station in the Otemachi district.

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