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New Zealand: Residents report deer moving into urban areas, gardens take a hammering

According to the Department of Conservation’s website, seven species of deer have become established in the wild in New Zealand.

By Matthew Tso
Stuff
Dec 28 2020

Lower Hutt residents are giving up their vege patches as deer move in on urban areas.

Margaret Willard said the animals had become so bold she has not bothered replanting her silverbeet following a daring nighttime raid.

“I’ve given up on the vege garden. They came down the steps and ate the greens.”

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Canada: Potlotek one of first Atlantic Indigenous communities to launch garden initiative

A bird’s-eye view of the greenhouse and field garden installed at Potlotek First Nation. (Submitted by Andrea Durfee)

Digital Mi’kmaq hopes to install greenhouses at all 32 First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada

By Cassidy Chisholm
CBC News
Dec 26, 2020

Excerpt:

“I think food insecurity has long been a reality for most First Nations communities across all of Canada since, well, colonialism,” said Marni Fullerton, the director of Digital Mi’kmaq.

In the fall of 2014, a study funded by Health Canada asked more than 1,000 people from 11 communities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland about their health and diet.

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