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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more for July 22-28 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 22-28, 2016.
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Friday Durango Dayplanner 22.7.2016 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsCommunity Health Action Coalition meeting, 8-9:30 a.m., Sunlight Room, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 799-0218.Sunrise yoga adult classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, 2750...
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Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour features 7 Steamboat homes 22.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
With a variety of indigenous plants in bloom, unique water features and views of the Yampa Valley, the homes featured on the Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour are beautiful and unique . In its 21st year, the Strings Music Festival fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Strings Guild members are in charge of organizing the event, and they volunteer their time and help to recruit other volunteers from the community. What: The 21st annual Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23 Where: Seven locations throughout Steamboat Springs Tickets: Self-guided tour tickets are $45 and VIP tour tickets are $75 “There’s no shortage of amazing homes in this valley,” said Erin Walker, development director of Strings Music Festival. “I think the highlight this year is that we’ve just got some really special gardens.” Each year, the tour features between five to seven homes; this year's event will showcase seven. Three of the seven homes will feature kitchens and ...
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Scientists unlock 'green' energy from garden grass 21.7.2016 Environmental News Network
Garden grass could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy, scientists have claimed.A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University's Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst.It is the first time that this method has been demonstrated and could potentially lead to a sustainable way of producing hydrogen, which has enormous potential in the renewable energy industry due to its high energy content and the fact that it does not release toxic or greenhouse gases when it is burnt.Co-author of the study Professor Michael Bowker, from the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, said: "This really is a green source of energy.
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Community gathers to heal, remember those lost on anniversary of Aurora theater shooting 21.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
On the fourth anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting, more than 100 community members gathered to celebrate and remember the lives of the 12 people who were killed and the many others who were injured and affected by the shooting.
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Birds, chipmunks, snakes, insects: At some point, the gardener feels like an intruder 20.7.2016 Washington Post
Birds, chipmunks, snakes, insects: At some point, the gardener feels like an intruder
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They ripped out their 3,500-square-foot lawn and created a magical 'Rancho Relaxo' 20.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submission from readers, two gardening novices in Santa Ana share how they transformed 3,500 square feet of grass into what they now call “Rancho Relaxo”:   

Chela Bañuelos acknowledges that if not for the SoCal WaterSmart Turf Removal Program rebate...

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Indigenous Villages in Honduras Overcome Hunger at Schools 20.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Students at the "República de Venezuela" School in the indigenous Lenca village of Coloaca in western Honduras, where they have a vegetable garden to grow produce and at the same time learn about the importance of a healthy and nutritious diet. (Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS) Barely 11-years-old and in the sixth grade of primary school, this student dreams of becoming a farmer in order to produce food so that the children in his community never have to go hungry. Josué Orlando Torres of the indigenous Lenca people lives in a remote corner of the west of Honduras. He is part of a success story in this village of Coalaca, population 750, in the municipality of Las Flores in the department (province) of Lempira. Five years ago a Sustainable School Feeding Programme (PAES) was launched in this area. It has improved local children's nutritional status and enjoys plenty of local, governmental and international participation. Torres is proud of his school, named for the Republic of Venezuela, where 107 students are ...
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Community Garden Competition 20.7.2016 Planet Ark News
This National Tree Day, Planet Ark and Toyota are giving you the opportunity to win $7,500 worth of garden makeover for your local area. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring a little green oasis which can be enjoyed by your family, friends, neighbours and community.
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Neighborhoods need city’s support, not a mayoral panel 20.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Building vibrant and engaged neighborhood-based communities that can work together to solve problems won’t happen by simply adding another mayoral commission and using social media.
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SunShare opens 1.5 megawatt community solar garden in Jefferson County 20.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
SunShare unveiled a 1.5 MW Jefferson County Community Solar Garden Thursday that is expected to generate more than 50 million kWh of energy over 20 years, which could power 300 typical Colorado homes.
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Connecting Philly with green space, one lot at a time 16.7.2016 Philly.com News
Kingsessing - with its paneled homes with metal awnings, trolley cables stretching over asphalt streets, and weeds peeking out from concrete cracks - is hardly the picture of nature.
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Friday Durango Dayplanner 15.7.2016 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsCommunity Health Action Coalition meeting, 8-9:30 a.m., Sunlight Room, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 799-0218.Sunrise yoga adult classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m., $5, props provided, Boys & Girls Club of La...
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Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Helen Beall 14.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
In the front yard of her house in Old Town, Helen Beall, formerly Helen Brown, has created a dinosaur garden that symbolizes her approach to life and offers a glimpse into her upbeat, quirky personality. She has replaced flowers and grass with rocks, plastic dinosaurs and caves. “This garden is part of my wanting community to be community, having people engage with their neighbors,” Beall says. “Kids come and play in the garden. It’s an open door to communication — don’t put up fences, come play in the garden.” Since moving to Steamboat in 2008, Beall has worked tirelessly to contribute the community. The former Mars Hill University soccer player now coaches soccer in Steamboat. She also serves on the boards of Yampa Valley Gives and the Steamboat Soccer Club, is former director of the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament, and is a proud member of the 2015 Leadership Steamboat class. “I put my hands in a lot of pots, and I’m not afraid to get them dirty,” Beall says. “I lead by example, by really just ...
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A look at the Runners-up in the Passivhaus Trust Awards 14.7.2016 TreeHugger
The judges got it right this time.
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This open source CNC system integrates high-tech automation into backyard farming 14.7.2016 TreeHugger
This story might more properly belong on RobotHugger, but with its open source DIY approach to small-scale food production, FarmBot is worth a look.
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Wednesday Durango Dayplanner 13.7.2016 Durango Herald
Arts and EntertainmentCommunity Concerts in the Secret Garden: Pete Giuliani Band, a Spring Creek Horse Rescue benefit show, 5-7:30 p.m., The Rochester Hotel Secret Garden, 726 East Second Ave. The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo, 6-9 p.m., Cyprus Cafe, 725...
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Beautiful permaculture farm grows in just three years 12.7.2016 TreeHugger
Having rejected the world of high finance, Andrew Martin created a beautiful five acre smallholding in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
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Meet 5 People Who Want You To Stop Judging Ugly Fruit And Vegetables 12.7.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Momentum is building to bring more misshapen and imperfect produce to the table. A petition calling on Walmart  to begin selling so-called ugly fruits and vegetables now has over 135,000 signatures on Change.org. Similar petitions have launched across the country as food advocates seek to change perceptions of what healthy, flavorful produce should look like. There’s no reason why perfectly edible food should go to waste. But supermarkets regularly toss out gnarled carrots and bulbous-looking tomatoes to keep their shelves stocked with items that are more appealing to customers. The Huffington Post’s latest campaign, Reclaim , is highlighting the exorbitant amount of food thrown out each year and what can be done to reduce it. Take Action Now Sign the petition at Change.org Smaller petitions urging Walmart to change its policies in places like Boise, Idaho and Fargo, South Dakota, are a sign that local communities are becoming vocal proponents of ugly produce. “If Walmart ends up being interested in ...
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Lessons sprout from soil, water, hard work 10.7.2016 Philly.com News
There are nearly 5,000 school gardens across the United States, living lessons that sprout on rooftops and lawns, in greenhouses and classrooms.
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