User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Gardens
Last updated: Feb 07 2016 18:31 IST RSS 2.0
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What price urban green space? 7.2.2016 Financial Times US
City parks boost local economies, home values, the environment and public health, so why are they underfunded?
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Local Briefs 6.2.2016 Durango Herald
Durango garden club to meet WednesdayThe Garden Club of Durango will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Fort Lewis College professor Andrew Gulliford will present a program about petroglyphs, pictograms, culturally modified ponderosa and aspen trees found in the landscape of the Southwest.For more information, call...
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Tony Shalhoub is on the trail of a buyer for his Windsor Square home 6.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

“Monk” star Tony Shalhoub and his wife, actress Brooke Adams, have put their longtime home in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles on the market for $3.988 million.

The classic Mediterranean Revival, built in 1922, sits on a manicured double lot with drought-tolerant gardens, a meditation area...

L.A.'s Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is out to upend the definition of a gallery 5.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It is safe to say that most gallery tours are not conducted by flashlight. But an hour into a walk-through of the massive space that will become the gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the sun has slipped below the horizon, the temperature has plunged and the industrial stairs that zigzag up the side...

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Group rallies to secure stake in community garden after lease talks falter 31.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

As they do every Saturday, Consuelo Velasco Montoya and her 5-year-old son Mountain stepped off a Boyle Heights sidewalk and walked past a tiled wall with a message welcoming them to Proyecto Jardín: "Este es un jardin para todos." This is a garden for all.

They held hands as they walked past the...

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Island where it's always spring 27.1.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Beautiful landscapes. Exotic food. Unique wines. Portugal's "pearl of the Atlantic" is losing its stuffy reputation
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British Homeowners Build A New Superhighway — For Hedgehogs 26.1.2016 NPR News
Hedgehogs are starting to disappear from the English countryside, threatened by cars, garbage and even fences. But now there's a campaign to save one of England's favorite animals.
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Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America 25.1.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
Chef's Garden is a farm in Ohio growing vegetables to the specifications of the world's top chefs. It's a place where vegetables are artistic materials painstakingly tended and handled like jewels.
Walter Graham Arader, 95, former Pa. state official 22.1.2016 News
The Radnor resident was a beekeeper extraordinaire and leaves a legacy of caring for the land.
A Healthy Way to Build Communities 21.1.2016 Views
Jill Richardson

Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in “community garden” isn’t “garden.” I saw this firsthand not long ago.

Standing in the sun between several small garden plots all morning, it may not have looked like much was going on. A few people stood in a circle, chatting. Occasionally, one would leave, or another would arrive. Several others were nearby, working in their garden plots.

Some of the people were black. Some were white. And two — a mother and child — appeared Southeast Asian.

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Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient 20.1.2016 Durango Herald
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don’t have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new “community solar array” being built on the outskirts of town. But experts and regulators say there’s a catch. Some of the biggest...
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Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after mold invasion 19.1.2016 World
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station now has a bright pop of orange, thanks to commander Scott Kelly's green ...
In California, A Treasure Hunt For Gold Rush-Era Fruit And Nut Trees 19.1.2016 NPR News
The search is on for heirloom varieties planted at homesteads and coach stops in the late 1800s. The resilient trees, still productive despite long neglect, could prove valuable at a time of drought.
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Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after mold invasion 19.1.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is home to a new life form: a thriving zinnia with a beautiful orange-yellow bloom. Space station commander Scott Kelly showed off his gardening results over the weekend. He posted photos of the flower on his Twitter account. Last month, Kelly had to fight off mold […]
Volunteers honor Martin Luther King Jr. by beautifying South L.A. schools 19.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

School was out Monday for 8-year-old Charlevoix Torrence, but the second-grader spent the day cleaning and painting a campus that was not his own in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Where they go to school, not everybody has the landscaping they do," said his mother, Evette Torrence of...

Stillwater firm makes compostable dinnerware from plant-based material 18.1.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Vista Tek's SelfEco product line includes champagne flutes, martini glasses, Asian spoons and tiramisu cups.
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Boston Bruins, TD Garden will donate $200,000 to fund for injured Boston Pride player 17.1.2016 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Boston Bruins, TD Garden will donate $200,000 to fund for injured Boston Pride player
Wal-Mart to close 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. and 9 in California 15.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday that it will close 269 of its stores globally, including 154 in the U.S., nine of them in California, as the company looks to reposition itself in a difficult retail climate.

Two Wal-Mart stores in Los Angeles -- one on Crenshaw Boulevard and one on West Cesar E....

PSA: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 beta begins today on PS4 and Xbox One 15.1.2016 Yahoo: Business
The open multiplayer beta debuts on PS4 and Xbox One today; here's everything you need to know.
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The Farmer And Fisherman Who Lost His Sight To River Blindness 14.1.2016 NPR News
He lost his sight in his youth. So he never married. But he's lived an independent life for decades — despite the best efforts of goats to raid his crops.
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