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What to do in the garden in January? Plenty. Here are 26 ideas 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Happy 2019! Let’s make some resolutions so we’ll all have more colorful, productive, water-wise, sustainable and edible gardens this year.

1. Watch the weather forecast: When there’s rain, be sure your irrigation system is on pause. There’s no reason to water if the soil is already saturated. To...

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Where gardeners can meet — and geek out 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

January is a great time for gardeners to brush up on their skills with classes in plant care and pruning. And you can meet new gardeners at the big plant swap in Cerritos at the end of the month.

If there’s a plant-related class or event you’d like us to mention, e-mail me at

What $650,000 buys right now in three Orange County cities 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s a look at what roughly $650,000 buys right now in the Orange County cities of Santa Ana, La Habra and Garden Grove.

SANTA ANA: Original cabinetry and a vintage O'Keefe and Merritt stove anchor the kitchen of this 1920s Craftsman bungalow in Floral Park.

Address: 516 W. 19th St., Santa Ana,...

El Mirador Estate, a Montecito garden of ruins, asks $15 million 11.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Over a century ago, meatpacking tycoon J. Ogden Armour and his family began amassing a 70-acre garden oasis in Montecito. Full of lagoons, exotic landscaping and Japanese-style structures, the retreat was known as El Mirador.

Now, the last remaining slice is on the market for $15 million.


Care about the environment? Here's what to watch in the 2019 Legislature 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From energy storage to pollinators, check some of the major environmental issues to watch during the 2019 legislative session.
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Nonprofit hopes future urban garden will help north Denver residents stay put despite gentrification 6.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
The $100,000 Colorado Department of Human Services grant awarded to Focus Points Family Resource Center will fund a year of planning for community gardens in the neighborhoods. The gardens will create flexible jobs with a living wage, prepare participants for careers in agriculture and provide classes on nutrition for parents and children alike.
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Tennis' Williams sisters serve up golf course estate in Florida for $2.7 million 5.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Venus and Serena Williams are looking to court a buyer in Palm Beach County, Fla. The tennis stars have listed a home that they co-own in a Palm Beach Gardens golf community for sale at $2.695 million, records show.

A gated brick motor court approaches the home, which boasts six bedrooms and eight...

Keep warm with #alltheschnitzels at this new Highland Park beer garden 1.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Hinterhof German Kitchen

German-born photographer Matthias Brandt plans to open Hinterhof German Kitchen and beer garden on Saturday in Highland Park. Expect traditional and vegan versions of schnitzel, wurst, spaetzle and beer-cheese-topped pretzels alongside draft and bottled German beers and...

Home of the Week: A California classic in a park-like Altadena setting 29.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Surrounded by mature trees, this single-story traditional home in Altadena has that Mayberry vibe. Layers of gardens and landscaping contribute to the leafy green setting, which encompasses about an acre. The well-kept 1920s home is accompanied by a separate guest house and multiple outdoor spaces...

David Austin, a plant breeder who returned fragrance and romance to the rose, dies at 92 22.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

David Austin, a plant breeder who defiantly reinvented the rose to the delight of gardeners, florists and brides around the world, died Tuesday at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire, England. He was 92.

His family announced his death but did not disclose the cause.

In his 30s, Austin began a...

Darden Says Diners Are Trading Up Amid Strong Labor Market 19.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A strong labor market is pushing diners at Darden’s restaurant chains to splurge, helping overcome weaker traffic at Olive Garden during its latest quarter.
GE Powered the American Century---Then It Burned Out 15.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The company that was once America’s biggest and most admired, the maker of power turbines, the seller of insurance, the broadcaster of “Seinfeld,” has become a shadow of its former self. This is the story of how generations of managers, who thought they could fix any company in any industry, finally ran into a problem they couldn’t solve.
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Zucchini everywhere: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A growing number of schools are building greenhouses or in some way getting into local food production. While the locally grown food isn't a big money saver, it has increased healthy food choices for students and increased student interest in where the food they eat comes from.
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Shake Shack sets its opening at 12th and Chestnut 20.10.2018 News
Added to the Shack that opened in March in Marlton Commons, this will be the seventh location in the Philadelphia metro area.
Skyscraper, not strip mall, now planned on North Broad Street, courtesy of Trump tax break 16.10.2018 News
In Philadelphia and beyond, developers with projects in census tracts designated as opportunity zones are getting ready for what they hope will be a torrent of cash.
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Energy developers applaud richer community solar incentives 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Community solar gardens initially attracted a lot of residential customers, but developers said higher costs caused such projects to make financial sense only for commercial customers.
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Philly neighbors collaborate to bring beauty and bounty to their alley 2.10.2018 News
"Gardening is contagious," said Betsy Alexander, a resident of Southwest Center City. "If you put in a garden, then other people start gardening. It always happens, and it's definitely happened here."
Green Soul: Healthy options and a bar in Spring Garden 29.9.2018 News
The Bynum brothers have transformed the former Alla Spina into a more advanced version of their Northwest Philly cafes.
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Appetites: Is raising your own chickens worth the work? 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chef and cookbook author Amy Thielen shares her experience raising multiple egg-laying chickens.
Celebrate Shofuso's 60th anniversary and Japanese culture across the Philadelphia area 12.9.2018 News
Shofuso Japanese House celebrates its 60th anniversary in Fairmount Park with festivities starting Sept. 15. Here's how to take part - and where to else to experience Japanese culture in and around Philadelphia.
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