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San Francisco’s newest community garden in Chinatown

Gathering together as a community, dozens of volunteers spent their Saturday helping to create a brand-new garden at Castelar Street Elementary School in Chinatown.

By Chelsea Edwards
ABC 7
January 30, 2018

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“We were looking for the highest return on investment, and in terms of impact, and I thought a community garden would be just the way to do that. It will last for many years to come,” he said.

So on Saturday, volunteers fanned out across the schoolyard – building garden beds, an irrigation system, climbing cages and picnic tables. The project is part of a partnership with EnrichLA, an organization on a mission to build “a garden in every school.”

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One West Central resident’s lament for her rooster, banned by Spokane’s urban farming rules

Mr. Roo, back when he was still allowed to roam free within the confines of West Central. Daniel Walters photo.

So for the past 20 years, she had the occasional rooster, partly as first-line of defense against an attack. Roosters are more aggressive, more willing to put up a fight to protect the hens against an invading army of chicken-killers.

By Daniel Walters
Inlander
Jan 29, 2018

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“It’s the natural order of the flock to have a rooster,” Lackaf says. “There’s a social balance there. They’re a good defense — even if they’re not strong enough to fend off a predator, they will sound an alarm.”

But back in 2014, the city passed new urban farming rules.

“We increased the number of chickens but got rid of roosters,” City Council President Ben Stuckart says. “Because they’re loud.”

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