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Hoosiers' embrace of ‘victory gardens’ grows during pandemic

Jun. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the midst of World War II, Americans came together to grow fruits and vegetables in their backyards, forming a network of victory gardens that at one point provided as much as 40% of the country’s vegetables. Today, thousands of Americans are turning to victory gardens again,...

A sign at an entrance to what has been named the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone in Seattle reads

Chief: Seattle protest area is not a police-free zone

Jun. 16, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Police will return to an area of a Seattle neighborhood being occupied by protesters if there are threats to public safety, the chief of police said after a business owner complained that officers didn’t respond when he called 911 to report a break-in and vandalism. “There is...

Indiana church to open community center to engage residents

Jun. 11, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana church is building a park and garden as part of a plan to open a community center that will provide opportunities for residents and encourage community involvement. Youth and adult members of Anderson First Church of the Nazarene have been working on creating the tire park...

Shelby County’s gardens offer lots of room to grow

May. 24, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Social distancing isn’t a problem for residents tending their plots at the Shelby County Community Gardens, where plots are 25 feet wide and 100 feet long. The distances don’t impact the sense of community, either. Gardeners raise food and flowers, know when their...

In this March 19, 2020, photo provided by Henry Scott, shows Ed the baby goat at Filbert Street Garden in Baltimore.  Police in Baltimore say the baby goat stolen from a community garden is back home and unharmed. Police said officers were notified Tuesday, May 19, 2020 that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned” to his owners (Courtesy of Henry Scott via AP)

Baby goat stolen from Baltimore garden reunited with owners

May. 20, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A stolen baby goat was returned home to its community garden in Baltimore late Tuesday night, police said. Baltimore police were notified just before 10 p.m. that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned" to his owners, according to a statement from the...

In a May 1, 2020 photo, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse education major Alex Keller tends to plants in the hoop house at the Washburn Community Garden in La Crosse, Wis. Instead filling his graduation requirements by student teaching in the classroom, Keller is working for GROW, the La Crosse nonprofit group that connects children with nature and healthy food. (Peter Thomson/La Crosse Tribune via AP)

UW-La Crosse student completes garden studies amid pandemic

May. 11, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — When University of Wisconsin-La Crosse education major Alex Keller started working at GROW for the semester, it was already a bit unorthodox. Most education majors fulfill a graduation requirement of student teaching in the classroom. But Keller noticed it wasn’t working best...