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11 Of The Scariest Looking Creatures In The Animal Kingdom 31.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We share earth with some amazing, yet terrifying creatures. This Halloween we've gathered together some of the creepiest looking animals we could find. From the bottom of the ocean to the tops of trees, these scary critters hail from all over the world. Many are very rare or hide out in secluded locations (like the bottom of the ocean) so you're probably safe from crossing their paths. Probably. 1. Aye-aye These rare primates are found only in Madagascar . 2. Star-Nosed Mole This mole is nearly blind, but that creepy looking tentacle makes up for it by providing an excellent sense of touch . 3. Goliath birdeater This mammoth tarantula can take down birds and small animals ( see it in action here ). 4. Gharial The gharial is one of the largest of the crocodiles and its long snout is filled with razor-sharp teeth . 5. Lamprey Lamprey are long, eel-like fish that can suck blood . 6. Goblin Shark Photo by Hungarian Snow via Flickr This shark is very rarely seen as it lives deep in the ocean . 7. Hairy ...
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White Bear Lake nursery closing, Lakeshore Players moving in 29.10.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

When Bruce Bauer was 10, he started working at the garden center on Payne Avenue , just across the street from his grade school in St. Paul.

New guide from ASLA highlights urban green, literally, in Portland 27.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   As many readers know, I am a huge fan of the American Society of Landscape Architects and their leadership on thoughtful ways to integrate nature into our cities.  It’s easy to take nature for granted when we are in...
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How thoughtful landscape architecture nourishes the city 27.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
  As many readers know, I am a huge fan of the American Society of Landscape Architects and their leadership on thoughtful ways to integrate nature into our cities.  It’s easy to take nature for granted when we are in the middle of it, but that’s a mistake:  After decades of suburban sprawl, we’re finally on a more urban trend in the US.  That’s a very good thing, but it’s easy to forget as we add more urban development to our cities that we humans are biophilic creatures.  We need green along with the gray , though in cities we need it to be designed to support rather than supplant urban function.  ASLA is better than any other organization I know at showing how it’s done best. To that end, the organization has a growing suite of educational products (not least of which is the Society’s terrific blog, The Dirt ).  One of my favorites is its new series of online Landscape Architect’s Guides to major American cities.  Clicking your way through these virtual tours of both well-known and hidden green gems ...
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Churches responding to uptick in cremation 26.10.2014 Philly.com News
Steve Morton read a few years ago that changing religious views, convenience, and the recession were leading more people to choose cremation. As the senior pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downingtown, he knew he had to respond.
10 Stunning Wildlife Photos From The National Geographic Photo Contest 25.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Submissions continue to roll in for National Geographic's 2014 Photo Contest , and we've been wowed by the spectacular wildlife photography entered so far. Almost 5,000 photos have been submitted in the three categories of people, places and nature. The contest closes on October 31, so you still have a few days to submit your photos, even if you're not a photography pro. Last year there were more than 7,000 entries from 150 countries. And if the photos we've seen are any indication, the judges this year are going to face a tough decision. We showed you 10 beautiful nature photos from the beginning of the contest in September; here are ten more of our favorites. To submit your own photos, go to National Geographic's photo contest website . You can also see more entries by browsing the Nat Geo editors' top picks every week. Photo and caption by Marc Henauer /National Geographic Photo Contest Off the Coast of Guadalupe Island, great white sharks gather to feed on sea lions. It is an ideal place to observe ...
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Learning Los Angeles: Ron Finley on Grounding the City 25.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Fashion designer and "gangsta gardener" Ron Finley has a vision for how communities should live and work together. Ron's do-it-yourself remedy for his South Central L. A. food prison, where, by design, residents have to escape in order to find healthy food, was to plant fruit trees and vegetables on the parkway outside his house, and share his harvest with neighbors. In violation of the city's parkway ordinance, Finley was cited and fined. His 2013 TEDTalk about urban gardening, with 2 million views and still rising, made him an international star. Ron has spoken recently at symposia in Copenhagen and in Sheffield, England, and has just been named a "Good Food Champion of Los Angeles." Ron's relentless efforts have helped reshape Los Angeles's parkway ordinance and, most recently, a proposal for an urban farming plan. His poetic vision has seized popular imagination and has, as one Orange County developer puts it, 'changed land use laws.' Ron talks in his backyard garden and nursery about his ideas ...
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Support garden at 24th Street Elementary in West Adams on Sunday 23.10.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Amid the usual massive expanse of concrete at an L.A. Unified school, the students of 24th Street Elementary School are the proud caretakers of a lush one-acre living classroom with an orchard, vegetable and fruit beds, and a charming garden shed. This idyllic setting for the study of...
Magical Gardens for the Blind and Deaf 22.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics

Magical Gardens for the Blind and DeafSensory gardens are outdoor spaces designed to stimulate the senses and increase awareness of the body. Why they are so important for physically and cognitively disabled kids (and their able bodied peers).


Buyer beware: The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
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Buyer beware: The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items 21.10.2014 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street....
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Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics 20.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Instead of inmate beds, a bed of lettuce sits in the Denver jail's Palmer Building, where a convict dormitory was transformed into a space for sustainable food ...
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Hawaiians reconnect to their past by planting taro 19.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Given the gooey, sticky consistency of poi, it's perhaps no surprise that tourists who try it at one of Hawaii's luaus describe it as tasting like wallpaper paste.
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Marilyn Hagerty is the restaurant critic we either love or loathe. Why? 18.10.2014 Washington Post

Maybe you have noticed that Marilyn Hagerty, the North Dakota restaurant critic who became a cultural curio after her Olive Garden review went viral in 2012, has been making the media rounds again. Her recent column on Applebee’s, in which she heaps praise on the chain’s oriental chicken salad, has been excuse enough to jump-start Marilyn Mania, which began more than two years ago with insights like these:

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Anchor initiatives: Local food means business for local neighborhoods 18.10.2014 MinnPost
At first glance, the food vendor gathering held last summer at the the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union felt like a preview of the State Fair.  You could sample Sweet Science ice cream, a scrumptious product that takes advantage of new food production innovations. Immigrant entrepreneurs proudly displayed mouthwatering Bar-B-Q pork buns from Keefer Court bakery and authentic Mexican tamales from La Loma restaurant. Sunrise Market, founded a century ago in Hibbing, announced its new line of gluten-free pasta. And you could munch carrots from Stone’s Throw Farms, grown on inner-city vacant lots, and nibble Garden Fresh Farms’ microgreens, grown hydroponically at an old warehouse in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Wait a minute! No one eats root vegetables or microgreens at the State Fair. True. This event was not geared to fair-goers but rather to food service managers and chefs at nine colleges and seven medical facilities in the Central Corridor between downtown St. Paul and ...
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Lone Tree to get first community garden 17.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Lone Tree will be getting its first community-wide community garden next year and the city wants resident input.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Sustainable agriculture products on the Routt National Forest 16.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Events such as the recent Garden-to-Table dinner in Steamboat Springs highlight sustainable agriculture and show the local communities’ commitment toward supporting efforts taking place at the gardens of Yampatika’s Legacy Ranch and Colorado Mountain College’s sustainable studies and culinary management programs. Yampa Valley ranches also are prime examples of agriculture at work, annually producing quality products while remaining sustainable for future generations through deliberate, well-thought-out management. So if agriculture is defined as the cultivation of life forms and other products used to sustain and enhance human life, then what role do the nearby public lands on the Routt National Forest play in maintaining the existence of those products? The multi-use policy of the U.S. Forest Service remains right in line with the need for sustainable products, as National Forest lands are managed for current and future generations to enjoy and use. This approach goes well beyond providing quality ...
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More California gardeners go native 16.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Landscaping with California native plants has probably never been more compelling than it is today, when gardeners throughout Southern California are taking drastic measures to keep their yards looking green or, at the very least, alive.
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Dog Of Nurse Hospitalized For Ebola 'Wagging His Tail,' Safely In Quarantine 16.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola, has at least one thing she can stop worrying about: Her dog is being well cared for, according to city officials. Bentley, a 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, is in quarantine for three weeks at a former military complex , now decommissioned and owned by the city of Dallas. "He's adorable. Clearly a little puzzled by what's going on. But he's in good hands now and will be taken care of," Sana Syed, a city spokeswoman, said in a tweet this week. Pham, who had been treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, was hospitalized Friday. The dog was alone in Pham's apartment until Monday, when "workers in protective gear could remove him," per Yahoo News. This Oct. 13, 2014, photo released via Twitter by the City of Dallas Public Information Managing Director Sana Syed shows Bentley, the 1-year-old King Charles spaniel belonging to Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sana Syed/PIO, City of Dallas) Unlike the dog of a ...
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