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Tend to Your Garden and It Will Tend to You 13.10.2015 Green on
Tend to your garden, and in turn, it will tend to you. The taste of the tomatoes from my mother's garden burns bright in my memory, and in each tomato I enjoy today. In Detroit, the start of our growing season was marked by a visit to Eastern Market. We selected plants and conferred with the farmers on how best to grow them. From there our relationship with our garden began. Throughout the summer, family and friends joined in their own way, helping plant the seedlings and later enjoying my mother's legendary gazpacho. We grew with those tomatoes, and we became gardeners. Despite a resurgence of urban community gardens and rooftop vegetable patches, the ability to grow the vegetables and fruits you eat still seems like a foreign idea to most city-dwellers today. Instead, we too often settle for store-bought produce that is unripe, un-flavorful and un-enjoyable because it has travelled great distances to be there. Beyond the pleasure of eating a fresh-picked, perfectly ripe tomato, what's lost is the ...
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Home of the Day: Palm-topped spaces and vintage flair in Venice 13.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

This Craftsman-inspired contemporary, once used as a filming location for the series “Californication,” keeps the eye moving with vintage wallpaper, glass hardware and modern and antique lighting. Inviting outdoor entertaining, tall palms provide a natural canopy for various sitting areas, front...

Some want to swap ad hoc victim tributes for lasting shrines 12.10.2015 AP National
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- On what would have been his friend's 18th birthday, a solemn teenager stared at a slumping display of helium balloons and a giant stuffed doll tied to a tree....
Growing Chicago: A flourishing city in a garden 10.10.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
In 2013 we asked readers for ideas to help Chicago prosper in our New Plan of Chicago series. Many pitched the same smart thought: Why not divert empty or underused land to urban farms? Let oases of fresh produce flourish in food deserts. Don't force local residents to trek miles for fresh ...
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Produce bounty at 4-H Harvest Fest 10.10.2015 Durango Herald
Free, fresh vegetables will be available Saturday at the 4-H Harvest Fest, thanks to a community garden started by a local family. Last fall, the garden supplied about 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to locals. Joshua Crawford, 15, of Durango played a large role in this public service. His mother, Penny Crawford, started the garden, and...
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Dinner at Le Comptoir in Koreatown is a garden of wisdom 9.10.2015 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

When you walk down 6th Street in Koreatown about a quarter to nine some night, perhaps on your way to an early cocktail at the Walker Inn or a late cheeseburger at Cassell's, you are likely to run across an odd scrum of people lining the sidewalk outside the Hotel Normandie, not quite all of whom...

A Plant Worth Standing in the Rain 8.10.2015 Green on
It was pouring rain on a dreary, cold day in Central North Carolina. Me, my little red wagon, and 300 other crazies were standing on a beautiful garden path - sans poncho which had been inadvertently left at home - waiting to troop into a muddy field full of potted plants. Why would we ever want to be out mid way through a 10 day record deluge of rain? Because it was time for the J.C. Raulston Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution, an event not to be missed no matter what mother nature dropped on our heads. The arboretum was established in the 70's when J.C.Raulston came to North Carolina State University's Horticultural program. The free plant distribution that brought me out into the flood-like conditions that day is one of the most sought after benefits of joining the Friends of the Arboretum program. Started in 1981 as a way to clean out the greenhouse before winter, it's become a tradition for many plant lovers. Following the spirit of the arboretum's mission to diversify the American landscape, the ...
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Urban farming grows along with (and on top of) Boston’s development boom 8.10.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Urban farming grows along with (and on top of) Boston’s development boom
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4 Food Frontiers That Could Change the World 8.10.2015 Green on
Read the original article here. | Photo courtesy of Gabriel Blanchet/Grove Labs Food is reaching new heights--literally. The vertical farming movement is bringing agriculture to the tops of skyscraper greenhouses, and NASA is taking it up into space. As the global population continues to rise, and the  demand for food increases , scientists, engineers, and farmers are tasked with developing new ways to increase agricultural yields. Here are four innovations that could redefine global food production.   CELESTIAL SALADS Freeze-dried ice cream is so 1990s. These days, astronauts are dining on fresh greens grown in space-friendly greenhouses. This made  news headlines  in August, but in fact, astronauts have been unofficially snacking on extraterrestrial veggies since 2002, when students at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory  built the Lada greenhouse and sent it to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Russian Progress spacecraft. How does it work? Seeds are planted inside a ...
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'We live on edge' 7.10.2015 News
Man in custody following reports of gun on community college campus
School garden comes to harvest 7.10.2015 Durango Herald
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Students help first lady harvest White House garden 7.10.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories

First lady Michelle Obama, joined by school children from Washington area, participate in a harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweet potatoes, carrots and peanuts are some of the crunchy edibles coming out of Michelle Obama's White House garden.

Oakland museum addresses online buzz over plans for first marijuana museum exhibit 6.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Marijuana has been the subject of films, television, novels, art and political deal-making (the latter, increasingly, about regulation). Now it will be the focus of a full-blown museum exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) — the first show of its kind, according to the museum.


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Sustainable Urban Cities: Ecogardens and Environmental Education for All 6.10.2015 Green on
Sunday is devoted to relax and body battery recharge after a tough working week. The well-being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of our bodies and minds, as well as of the planet's natural resources. The Rio+20 Outcome "The Future we want" document actively recognizes the importance of advancing sustainable development and urges all countries to fully implement commitments under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (signed at the Earth Rio Summit in 1992) aimed at preserving biodiversity, sustainably use its components and fairly sharing benefits arising from genetic resources. The newly adopted sustainable development goals call for " sustainable , resilient, inclusive, safe cities and human settlements" (SDG 11). In its targets, SDG 11 aims at ensuring access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, accessible and sustainable transport system for all, ...
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Dayplanner Monday 5.10.2015 Durango Herald
Arts and EntertainmentMondayFour Corners Arts Forum, 9 a.m., KDUR 91.9/93.9 FM, Hour Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., yoga and a pint of beer for $10, . Winterizing Your Garden, 5:30 p.m., Ohana Kuleana Community Garden, 564 E. 30th St., 259-3123,...
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Philly artists looking for affordable space amid real estate boom 4.10.2015 News
Had it been a normal October, the big attraction of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour on Saturday would have been the artist hive at 915 Spring Garden, the massive red-brick Reading Railroad train station hard by the abandoned viaduct.
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Hot Property: Intriguing amenities 3.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Just when you think you've seen it all... Although we doubt any of these creature comforts will become as prevalent as the ubiquitous man cave, some uncommon features have caught our imagination lately. Cool, quaint or impractical, here are some recent favorites. - Lauren Beale and Neal J. Leitereg...
River Falls, New Richmond solar gardens to break ground 2.10.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Work is expected to begin this month on community solar gardens in River Falls and New Richmond.

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Paris Fashion Week: Day 4 2.10.2015 NYT: Home Page
Lots to see: everyone will converge on the Louvre Friday afternoon for Christian Dior and then Alexander Wang’s final show for ...
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Community Ag Alliance: Transitions in Steamboat 1.10.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs is fortunate to have beautiful landscapes in all seasons. As someone who moved here this summer, I am excited to witness the progression of summer into fall. Nature reminds us seasons are shifting, with the changing colors of the foliage around us, cooling temperatures and shorter days. Some long-time residents have warned me about fall’s “mud season,” but fall also means we have time to enjoy the current outdoor environment before the snow flies. Additionally, as tourism lulls, I look forward to the local community coming together. I came here as a part of the Episcopal Service Corps, sponsored in Steamboat by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Oak Street, and I am also working as a naturalist intern at Yampatika. In addition to forewarning us about mud season and the coming snow, the tight-knit local community has been extremely welcoming to me and the two other Corp members working at Lift-Up and the Boys & Girls Club. Through my work with Yampatika, I’ve been able to witness the ...
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