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President and Michelle Obama’s White House emphasizes healthy eating and exercise 21.4.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Each president and first lady sets a new tone for the White House, partly based on personal beliefs and private quirks, but few have so transformed the culture inside the building the way the Obamas have regarding nutrition and ...
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Changing Skyline: Harmony over planned riverside high-rise 20.4.2014 Philly.com News
Usually when neighbors and developers lock horns over a project design, things turn ugly and stay ugly. There's a happier ending for One Riverside, a high-rise that Carl Dranoff plans to build on the Schuylkill next to the popular riverfront trail.
A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach 19.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
Pizarro: Rotary PlayGarden breaks ground at San Jose's Guadalupe River Park 19.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Sal Pizarro
More than 150 people gathered this week to celebrate the Rotary PlayGarden, a $6 million project at the Guadalupe River Park designed to be a play area accessible for special-needs kids.
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Cooking and eating sustainably: Six simple steps to get started 19.4.2014 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Here are six simple moves to get started cooking and eating sustainably — and three more if you want to get more involved.

Cooking and eating more sustainably doesn't require that you rethink your entire life. Here are some simple things you can do to get started.
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World's best Easter egg hunts 18.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Searching living rooms and stair closets wears thin after five or ten times. There are more adventurous egg trails out there.
5 Pet-friendly Gardening Tips 17.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As the warmth of the season beckons us outdoors, many pet and plant lovers are caught in the crossroads -- is it possible to intertwine a love for nature while meeting the needs of our beloved domestics? The short answer is yes -- with a little bit of ingenuity! Here are spring's top tips for gardening pet lovers. 1) Pet owners should choose fertilizers and mulches cautiously. Shop for organic, pet-friendly fertilizers and soil amendments. Be aware that many environmentally friendly fertilizers contain fish byproducts, blood meal and ground poultry feathers. These ingredients are very appealing to many dogs and may cause digestive upset if eaten in quantity. If possible, keep your pets away from newly fertilized beds and lawns until the product has dissolved. Alternatively, consider liquid fertilizers. When buying mulch, avoid cocoa mulch. It is toxic to pets and lethal if ingested in quantity. Choose root mulch, wood bark or gravel instead. My favorite? Pine bark mulch, in any form. 2) If you have a ...
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Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees 17.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Industry insiders say high costs will ensure serious inquires only Vegetables, flowers and herbs grow in rows of green at Robert Boyce's greenhouses in Lake Zurich — but what he'd really like to grow is ...
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables 17.4.2014 NPR News
Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
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Herbicides play havoc with favorite veggies 16.4.2014 Durango Herald
Herbicides sprayed in pastures to eradicate invasive Canada thistle and members of the knapweed clan are taking an unintended toll on vegetables found in almost any home garden or commercial growerx2019s field in La Plata County.Complaints about the herbicides are legion, so much so that La Plata County commissioners have scheduled a...
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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To bee or not to bee 15.4.2014 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Bumblebees are among the most loved and familiar of garden insects. The sight and sound of them buzzing from flower to flower is a quintessential part of summertime, but sadly these charismatic creatures are now struggling to survive. In our modern world of paved gardens and intensive agriculture our bumblebees find themselves hungry and homeless.
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Snail Turns Flower Into An Umbrella, And Proves He's The Thriftiest Mollusk Out There (PHOTO) 15.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Nobody likes to get rained on. This includes humans, this tree frog and especially this snail, even though some snails come out of their shells when it rains. Vyacheslav Mischenko , a photographer from Ukraine, captured this stunning image in a forest near his home. This thrifty snail turned a flower into an umbrella, and sheltered there to protect himself from the rain. Snails aren't known for being the prettiest animals, but this photo definitely sheds light on how unique these creatures really are. Mischenko said that the image's colors and setting reminded him of Monet's 1886 painting "Woman With A Parasol" ...
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Dayplanner Tuesday (Cached) 15.4.2014 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsTuesdays Traveling YardGardening Support, 10 a.m., April-October, rotating locations, dgotravelinggardenersyahoo.com.Durango AARP Chapter No. 1243 meeting, 10 a.m., DurangoLa Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave., 259-0835.DeColores Civitan Club meeting, noon, call Lon Erwin at 247-1019 for...
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Plant these 6 perennial vegetables once, and reap their harvest year after year 15.4.2014 TreeHugger
Instead of planting all of your veggies anew each year, try adding some of these perennial vegetable varieties to your garden and harvest their fruits again and again.
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A Kale of Two Cities: Cultivating Social Justice 14.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Locavoracious appetites and a back-to-the-land ethos have raised bespoke urban farming to the status of high fashion -- especially if the land sits atop an industrial building in one of Brooklyn's hipster havens. To many, growing food in the city is an exercise for gourmands, measured by the distance heirloom tomatoes, artisanal honey, and free-range eggs travel from farm to plate. Urban agriculture pioneers have repurposed vacant land, greened the city, created community space, and introduced city dwellers to fresh local food. Terroir is now measured by block and lot number. But this is not the whole story. In fact, as practiced in farms and gardens in New York and elsewhere, urban agriculture is as much about social justice as it is about the quality or proximity of produce. For some farmers and gardeners, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods -- where a bag of chips can be easier to come by than fresh vegetables, and diet-related illnesses are often rampant -- urban agriculture is a means to ...
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Do you want renewable energy? (Cached) 14.4.2014 Durango Herald
La Plata Electrical Association is getting into gardening x2013 solar gardening.LPEAx2019s board of directors has approved a policy agreement with four community solar gardens that will allow its customers to purchase or invest in solar panels to offset their electrical costs.Policy 366, as LPEA is calling it, will set...
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These 11 Incredible Backyard Gardens Are What Dreams Are Made Of (PHOTOS) 12.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Not only does springtime signal the start of chirping birds and blossoming buds, but it marks the time that we can finally escape to the outdoors without getting slapped with a polar vortex. And, as these 11 gorgeous gardens from our friends at Porch.com prove, a backyard can be just the retreat you need from the daily grind. While we'd be content with a deck chair and a patch of green grass, these stunning spaces boast incredible landscaping, views and even a few water features. To see even more photos, click on the project name under each picture. Which one would you like to call your warm weather retreat? Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram . ** Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at homesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ...
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Spring Fair, plant sales | Community Corner 12.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Community events for the weekend of April 12-13, 2014, include the Spring Fair in Puyallup, Seattle Children’s Garden Sale and Early Bloomers Plant Sale.
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Medford to build memorial garden in honor of Krystle Campbell 12.4.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
The mayor of Medford today announced that a peace garden will be built in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle ...
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