Backyard http://nhpr.org en The Dark Side Of Community Gardens http://nhpr.org/post/dark-side-community-gardens <p>Today the ground is covered with snow, but imagine if you will, a verdant community garden in late July, brimming with flowers and vegetables, happy neighbors kneeling cheek-to-cheek, shovel to shovel, baskets overflowing with greens and the late afternoon sun bathing the scene in gold. We interrupt that idyll to bring you “<a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/robbery-drugs-fistfights-dark-side-community-gardening/" target="_blank">Thievery, Fraud, Fistfights and Weed: The Other Side of Community Gardens</a>.” &nbsp;&nbsp;That’s the title of <strong>Jesse Hirsch’s </strong>article for <em>Modern Farmer</em>, where he’s a staff writer.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40323 at http://nhpr.org The Dark Side Of Community Gardens End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens http://nhpr.org/post/end-life-planningfor-backyard-chickens-0 <p>Backyard chicken raising is one of the fastest-growing facets of the local food movement. Cities and towns have been reforming land-use and health policies to accommodate raising chickens…a hobby many picked up after the 2010 outbreak of salmonella that led to the recall of 500 million eggs.<strong> </strong></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:07:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28359 at http://nhpr.org End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens