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Homegrown Minneapolis hands out "Heroes" awards 17.12.2014 Twin Cities Daily Planet
Mark Peterson Northeaster “Unity will come to local farming, and prosperity will come to the local economy” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in her remarks at the Third Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House last Wednesday. The mayor added that “the thoughtfulness and consideration of all of you here helps make sure that everyone can do better, now and in the future.” MORE » “Unity will come to local farming, and prosperity will come to the local economy” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in her remarks at the Third Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House last Wednesday. The mayor added that “the thoughtfulness and consideration of all of you here helps make sure that everyone can do better, now and in the future.” The meeting, in the Cedars Hall of St. Maron church, attracted over 200 people, who also heard moderator Russ Henry (HM Food Council co-chair), 3rd Ward City Council member Jacob Frey, and 2nd ward City Council member Cam Gordon speak. Council member Gordon noted that “There has been a ...
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Minnesota's rural expansion of solar power 17.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Solar gardens are cropping up in rural Minnesota following 2013 legislation where Xcel Energy buys energy from the projects across the state.
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Community solar gardens go rural 17.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
In Center City, Pelican Rapids and other outstate Minnesota cities, entrepreneurs and utilities are building community solar gardens that let residents invest in solar without putting panels on their roofs.
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Some Minnesotans garden under the snow 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Season-extending structures are helping some Minnesota gardeners defy winter.
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Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public 16.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff.
Vatican To Open Pope's Farm To Public In 2015 16.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff. The Vatican is planning to open the farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public next year, after finding success with its guided tours of the surrounding gardens, fountains and Roma-era archaeological treasures on the sprawling estate 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Rome. Francis has decided not to use the hilltop retreat overlooking Lake Albano, preferring to stay put in his suite at the Vatican hotel during vacations. The last time the palazzo was used was when Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI took up residence for a few months after his dramatic resignation in 2013. Soon, the public will be able to see the free-range hens housed in a majolica-decorated chicken coop, the ostriches, turkeys, rabbits and 80 cows that feed Francis and his staff at the Santa Marta hotel. "We wait for the order from Santa ...
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Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public 16.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff.
San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors 13.12.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Xcel Energy wants to grow solar power in Minnesota via community garden program 13.12.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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10 development projects that will transform Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2015 13.12.2014 MinnPost
When we first planned this roundup of exciting architectural and development additions to Minneapolis and St. Paul, we confronted the gargantuan elephant in the room: the new Vikings Stadium. While yours truly has gone on record admiring the formal design of the building, far too many questions linger about other critical aspects of the project. Will the perimeter of the building and landscaping around it really add vitality to the neighborhood as promised — or will it just be Metrodome 2.0? Will fans need to scramble over piles of dead birds to get inside due to the building’s sheer glass walls? Will the promised new park, the “Yard,” really be a boon to Downtown East, or will it simply be a windswept placeholder for Vikings tailgating events? Rather than go on with more verbal hand-wringing about “The People’s Stadium,” let’s turn our attention to 10 projects we are excited about and that promise to transform neighborhoods, enrich our quality of life and add to the roster of “must see” attractions for ...
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Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause 13.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gainey Winery Santa Ynez California It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset. LuxEcoLiving photo credits We were there to sample edible treasures and enjoy recipe's from Hugh Carpenter's new cookbook, Mexican Flavors-Contemporary Recipes from Camp San Miguel, prepared by Industrial Eats chef Jeff Olsson. The flavors were sensational. A soup made with guajillo chili's which are thin, deep-red flesh and have a green tea flavor with berry overtones. Its small amount of heat is only (rating 2,500 to 5,000 on the Scoville scale ) but rich in flavor and intensity Mexican Flavors-Contemporary Recipes from Camp San Miguel LuxEcoLiving/Photo Credit Daniel Freifuss Staff Terry and Holly Delaney have more than just "green thumbs," they have big hearts. After years of getting their hands dirty and growing gardens for themselves, family and friends, they decided to turn their ...
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Xcel Energy opens door for community solar gardens 12.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The utility will begin accepting applications from developers to construct solar parks, and many are expected to show interest.
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Sunset magazine's iconic headquarters, garden are sold 12.12.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Sunset editor-in-chief Peggy Northrop vividly remembers the first time she walked into the magazine's iconic offices in Menlo Park. "I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," she says.
Xcel hopes new 'gardens' will grow MN solar power 12.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A program launching on Friday could mean a huge jump in Minnesota's solar energy generation and use, the utility said Thursday. Here's how it will work.
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Raids target gang in L.A.'s Ramona Gardens neighborhood 11.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights was for decades a bleak bastion of crime, a spartan collection of World War II-era buildings controlled by the Big Hazard gang. It was so notorious for shootings, drug dealing and racially motivated attacks that the Los Angeles police dared...
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Lawmakers Weigh Changes To Spending Bill 9.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key lawmakers weighed legislation to permit a reduction of benefits for up to 1 million retirees at economically distressed multiemployer pension plans, officials said late Monday as Congress labored over a $1.1 trillion measure to keep the government operating past midnight Thursday. The officials said the goal of the secretive pension talks was to preserve benefits as much as possible and avert bankruptcies at troubled plans that could in turn endanger the stability of the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Few details of the proposed changes under discussion were available. Republicans and Democrats on the House Education and Workforce Committee issued a statement that said lawmakers "are still discussing the details about a possible legislative solution to the multiemployer pension crisis and remain hopeful Congress will act before the end of the year." Proposed changes have the support of many of the multiemployer pension plans in financial difficulty, but has drawn opposition ...
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Plant your kitchen garden in your kitchen with this countertop LED grow unit 8.12.2014 TreeHugger
The latest entry into the indoor "smart" garden market features advanced LED lighting which mimics natural light patterns for faster growth cycles.
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Nam Theun 2 Affected Villagers Put Illusions of the ‘Model Project’ in Doubt 3.12.2014 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
By:  Tanya Lee The 1,070 MW Nam Theun 2 Dam in central Laos has attained a legendary but highly contested reputation.  In recent weeks, I travelled to speak with villagers living in the resettlement sites of Nam Theun 2 and downstream along the Xe Bang Fai to find out their assessment of the situation. Women living downstream report they get severe rashes when using the highly turbid river water for household needs, and that they can no longer rely on riverbank gardening because of the fluctuations of the river levels. International Rivers Women living downstream report they get severe rashes when using the highly turbid river water for household needs, and that they can no longer rely on riverbank gardening because of the fluctuations of the river levels. International Rivers. Nov. 2014. While the dam is only in its fourth year of power production, the Nam Theun 2 is consistently upheld by key financiers - including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) ...
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Movement toward new houses at Mount Holly Gardens 2.12.2014 Philly.com News
Tiny pink flags appeared recently in the ground to mark the spot where the first townhouses will be built in a bulldozed neighborhood in Mount Holly that was declared blighted more than a decade ago.
Local Briefs 1.12.2014 Durango Herald
Archaeological event to be heldThe Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., will present the archaeological presentation, “How Traditional Navajo People See Their Cultural Affiliation to the Anasazi of the Four Corner Region,” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.William B. Tsosie Jr. will give the presentation. Tsosie works for...
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