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Canada: East Vancouver community garden stung by bee thief

Volunteer beekeeper McGuire Kaminsky holds a frame crawling with the new bees brought in to replace the ones that were stolen from Pandora Park. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

Volunteers at Pandora Park had just set up a new hive to start the season

By Rafferty Baker
CBC News
May 01, 2018

Excerpt:

Members of the community garden at Pandora Park in East Vancouver were shocked to discover their brand new bee hive was stolen a little more than a week ago.

“They still can’t believe it. It’s upsetting,” said volunteer beekeeper McGuire Kaminsky on Monday. “It’s quite rare to have a hive disappear in the city.”

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Urban Farm Tax Credit Plan Gets Illinois House Approval

City Farm vegetable garden and the Chicago skyline. Piush Dahal Via Flickr.

The Illinois House has voted to allow tax breaks for those who take vacant land and use it for urban farming. The aim is to give an economic boost to the state’s low-income areas.

By Sam Dunklau
NPR Illinois
Apr 30, 2018

Excerpt:

The idea comes from state Representative Sonya Harper, a Democrat from Chicago. She explained during the debate that the people she represents on the south and west sides of the city live in food deserts. That means they don’t have easy access to fresh food.

But what those neighborhoods do have is vacant land.

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