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Dallas Acts Like it Supports Community Gardens, but That's Not the Real Truthnew

City officials adamantly deny they harbor any anti-organics bias and say they are committed to moving the entire city closer to organic methods of land management. But longtime local garden advocates insist City Hall has never given them anything but the back of the hand, beginning years before the recent spike in interest.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  10-19-2009  |  Gardening

Calgary Landscaper Would Like to See Excess City Land Put to Better Usenew

Paul Hughes, a well-entrenched local landscaper and the founder and chair of the Calgary Food Policy Council, would like to see excess city land put to better use; preferably growing food.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Julie Van Rosendaal  |  07-09-2009  |  Environment

Why Does it Take $46K to Start a Community Garden in San Diego?new

The nonprofit International Rescue Committee never thought it would spend $46,000 to get permits for an organic garden on the stretch of unused, city-owned land. They figured that the city surely would want folks to farm the land, in the name of food security.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Rebecca Tolin  |  01-14-2009  |  Gardening

Using Community Gardens to Stop Illegal Dumpingnew

The work is unglamorous by nature -- digging up waste that's been tossed aside or recklessly plopped into overgrown weeds -- but its location doesn't help any: Frankstown Avenue marks the border between Pittsburgh and Penn Hills, with each side of the street belonging to a different municipality in some places.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Adam Fleming  |  06-16-2008  |  Gardening

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