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Offline Jessaboo

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Honey from the Hood
« on: June 12, 2008, 09:45:23 AM »
Sorry if this has been posted before - great article from NYT about a community garden in North Phila. It is a shame they don't talk about urban beekeeping in the article but the photo is a great shot of a honey super.

"The farm, in the low-income Kensington section, about three miles from the skyscrapers of downtown Philadelphia, also makes its own honey — marketed as “Honey From the Hood” — from a colony of bees that produce about 80 pounds a year. And it makes biodiesel for its vehicles from the waste oil produced by the restaurants that buy its vegetables."

Full article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/us/20philadelphia.html?ex=1369022400&en=7b1de173de0845e7&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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Offline indypartridge

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Re: Honey from the Hood
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 07:30:37 AM »
Wow - $650,000 revenue off a 1-acre garden!

Thanks for posting the link.

 

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