Backyard

Chickens In Your Backyard

Jun 19, 2019

With the boom in backyard chickens, New Hampshire cities and towns are trying to balance this trend with regulations aimed at safety and neighborhood peace. What have you seen in your town? We discuss the how-tos, the rules, and what raising backyard chickens means for people and their communities. 


The Dark Side Of Community Gardens

Dec 18, 2013
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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 “Thievery, Fraud, Fistfights and Weed: The Other Side of Community Gardens.”   That’s the title of Jesse Hirsch’s article for Modern Farmer, where he’s a staff writer.

End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens

May 28, 2013
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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.