User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Gardens
Last updated: Jul 16 2019 18:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Four Hours: Art, culture and peace abound on this tour of West Adams 12.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

West Adams may not be an Instagrammable L.A. hot spot by most influencers’ standards — and that’s exactly why it's so charming. What it lacks in impermanent trendiness it makes up for with an impressive architectural and artistic pedigree as well as historical roots. Even its influx of destination...

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Home of the Week: In Brentwood, a curvaceous hillside compound 6.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Sweeping across an acre in Brentwood, this ultra-modern compound catches the eye and doesn’t let go. From an Italian marble driveway, a glass elevator ascends to a rooftop garden that doubles as an auto gallery with panoramic views of the city and ocean. Wavy walls mingle with clean lines throughout...

Want a bumper crop of tomatoes? Listen to this guy 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

David Freed spent most of his adult life in the restaurant business, but when he sold the 8th Street Grill, his University Park coffee shop, in 2007, he discovered there were plenty of other things to do with his time.

Such as unlocking the secrets to growing tons of tasty tomatoes.

In the fall...

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Denver’s oasis has been tucked away in the Denver Botanic Gardens for 40 years 29.6.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Denver Botanic Gardens marked this week 40 years since the dedication of Sho-Fu-En, the Japanese Garden of the Pine and Wind.
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Four Hours: Laid-back Mar Vista is a calm haven amid the bustling Westside 28.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Mar Vista is changing things up. The neighborhood sandwiched between Culver City and Venice lost its longtime Sam: Johnson's Bookshop this year, but it gained a new beer garden that serves plenty of German and Belgian brews.

The neighborhood's Oaxacan joint gets raves on Yelp for its "pizza" and...

Why deep watering may be the answer to your garden woes 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Deep watering is the holy grail of vegetable gardening. We’ve heard a thousand times that pushing water deep into the ground forces plants to send their roots deep as well, making them stronger and less susceptible to drought.

But while the experts are heavy on the “whys,” they’ve been a little...

Around Town: Free summer concert series begins Sunday in Huntington Beach 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series begins Sunday at the Thomas Ridley Central Park bandstand, 18381 Goldenwest St.

Various bands will perform throughout the summer for free.

Here’s the schedule:

June 23: Huntington Beach Concert BandJune 30: Night Blooming JazzmenJuly 7: Navy Band...
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The Hilton Garden Inn just scored one of Denver’s top chefs for its surprising new restaurant 20.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Former Fruition chef Franco Ruiz is leading the kitchen at Woodie Fisher.
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Review: The Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens suffers from convoluted cooking 19.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Farmhouse is the high temple of alfresco dining in Corona del Mar, where the streets are named after flowers and patio life is practically a sacrament.

Chef Rich Mead's popular "field-to-fork" restaurant opened almost three years ago inside Roger's Gardens, the seven-acre luxury nursery whose...

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Red Lake embraces food sovereignty; a tractor would be nice, too 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Red Lake Nation hopes to grow enough healthy, organic food to feed the entire tribe. It has plenty of land and abundant natural fertilizer. The only thing it doesn't have is enough equipment.
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This Los Angeles couple is on a mission to save the environment, starting with their own backyard 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Plant a native; help save Los Angeles. That’s Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi’s mission.

They’re not alone. All over Southern California, gardeners are removing their turf lawns and replacing them with indigenous plantings, prompted by turf removal rebates, the opportunity to combat climate change and, as...

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What $800,000 buys right now in three Orange County cities 6.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here’s a look at what roughly $800,000 buys right now in Orange, Fullerton and Tustin in Orange County.

ORANGE: It’s all about the backyard here, as this two-story traditional opens to an oasis-like space full of koi ponds, waterfalls, gardens, rock paths, a gazebo and swimming pond.

Address: 3311...

Hot Property: Jeff Bridges angles for another sale in Montecito 1.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges is reprising his role as seller in Montecito, where his Spanish Revival-style compound of five years is on the market for $7.995 million.

He and his wife, Susan Geston, sold another Montecito property — a 19.5-acre vineyard estate — in 2017 for $15.925 million.

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Speedboat Plows Into Texas Backyard, Interrupting Barbecue 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The vessel was carrying several passengers at the time of the crash, but no one was seriously injured.
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The 15 things to do in L.A. before the end of summer 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

According to the calendar, summer starts June 21 and ends Sept. 23. But for most people, the season actually begins on Memorial Day weekend and ends with the arrival of Labor Day, a 101-day period that holds the promise of adventure, discovery and the renewal of decades-old rituals. More important,...

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Why Fäviken, the restaurant in Sweden made famous by ‘Chef’s Table,’ is closing 6.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Magnus Nilsson is sitting in the April sun looking out at the garden at Fäviken, his 24-seat restaurant in Jämtland, in central Sweden. The snow is melting fast and the garden, one of two that supplies about half of the restaurant’s produce, is a network of browns and grays. But the garden he’s...

Urban greening won't fix the world's climate crisis—but it's a start 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Making our urban environments greener can help to save species, cool the warming cities and make us happier.
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The one gardening mistake you can’t afford to make 3.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s warming up — at last! — so of course Southern California gardeners are eagerly roaming plant sales and nurseries in search of African basil, tomato seedlings and a billion other flower or vegetable starts.

But hold up, people.

If you really want a great garden this year, set your seedlings...

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Legislature scorecard: How the environment has fared this session, so far 2.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate have passed vastly different environment budget and policy bills that will need to be reconciled in the next couple weeks.
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When We All Move to Space, We’ll Have to Be Picky About Houseplants 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  LaShelle Spencer knew that she was supposed to kill Alfred, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Technically his job was done, and Spencer had been instructed to dispose of him and get on with her work. But he […]
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