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Category: Food Production :: Gardens
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Exploring a beautiful, 23 year old food forest in New Zealand (Video) 7.12.2016 TreeHugger
There are vegetable gardens. There are forest gardens. And then there are food forests. This is the latter.
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3 ways college students are revolutionizing sustainability 6.12.2016 Energy & Climate |
From local bicycle shares to global divestment movements, universities lead the way to a more sustainable future for all.
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Sportscaster Jim Rome seeks $14 million for his custom digs in Shady Canyon 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Jim Rome, host of the syndicated sports radio show “The Jim Rome Show,” is ready to turn the dial on his home in Irvine, listing the custom-built mansion for sale at $13.995 million.

The Italian villa-style home, built in 2007, sits on nearly an acre in the Shady Canyon community.

Outdoors it includes...

Peace garden honors CSUSB alums killed in terror attack 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Mourning and memories one year after San Bernardino terrorist attack Dec. 2, 2016, 5:31 p.m. San Bernardino on Friday marked the first anniversary of a terrorist attack that left 14 dead with a variety of services and remembrances.The city is sponsoring a "Night of Remembrance" at 6:30 p.m. at...
How You Can Help Save The Bees -- Even In Winter 25.11.2016 Green on
America’s bees haven’t had the best year. Last month, seven species of Hawaiian bees were declared endangered in the United States — a first for the insect. There are fears that the rusty-patched bumble bee , endemic to North America, is also nearing extinction. Researchers discovered earlier this year that U.S. beekeepers had lost more than 42 percent of their honeybee colonies since 2015. “What we’re seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there’s some bad things happening with our agro-ecosystems,” said study co-author Keith Delaplane in May. Bees are vital to our food supply. About 65 percent of plant species rely on the creatures for pollination. “A world without bees would be almost impossible to contemplate ,” wrote entomologist Mark Winston in his 2014 book Bee Time. Worryingly, however, in the past decade, there’s been a “precipitous drop” in bee populations around the world, Winston said. The insects are under threat from a range of perils, including pesticides and other ...
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Ants have been farming plants for millions of years, long before people 23.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Could ants get any cooler?

These amazing insects have been known to create rafts and bridges with their bodies and tend to vast fungus gardens. Now, a new study suggests they have also been farming plants for millions of years.

High in the trees of the island nation of Fiji, evolutionary biologist...

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Sports talk radio host Jim Rome seeks $14 million for Irvine mansion 22.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Jim Rome, host of the syndicated sports radio show “The Jim Rome Show,” has put his home in Irvine on the market for $13.995 million.

The Spanish-style mansion, built in 2007, sits on nearly an acre in the Shady Canyon community.

Outdoors it includes a covered patio/entertaining area, an infinity-edge...

Double Dutch: Modern little garden studio doubles as office & guesthouse (Video) 22.11.2016 TreeHugger
Outfitted with a kitchenette, bathroom and heating, this tiny studio can be both a space for working out of and for living in.
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The 10 most sustainable coffee businesses in the United States 22.11.2016 Resource Efficiency |
Peet's rates the roasters giving the coffee industry a caffeine kick in combatting climate change.
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22 ideas for the foodie on your holiday gift list 21.11.2016 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Whether you’re staying at home, or close to it, this year or traveling far afield, it can be fun to do your gift shopping locally. So this year we’ve curated our gift guide with our home state in mind, picking up a few things — olive oils and jams, chocolates and earthenware pots — that have been...

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Luxury homes on the Great Wall up for grabs 21.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In the 1990s, life in Beigou Village was difficult. There was no running water or infrastructure, and very limited job opportunities.
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Holiday fairs and festivals, 2016 20.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Tree lightings, parades, Santa visits and more, around the Sound.
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Greenland's Getting Warmer, But Farmers There Are Struggling More Than Ever 17.11.2016 NPR News
Warming and longer summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture on the island. But the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms on the island.
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Garden Club of Durango to meet Wednesday 8.11.2016 Durango Herald
The Garden Club of Durango will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.Ruth Lambert will discuss the San Juan Mountains Association’s recent study of the historic Hispano tree carvings, or glyphs, found along the Pine-Piedra Stock Driveway in the San Juan National Forest.For...
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Record growing season of mixed value to growers 8.11.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Twin Cities have gone over 200 days without a freezing temperature, but the value of a long growing season really depends what you grow and how you grow it.
On Tuesday, San Diegans will either encourage Chargers to stay, or push them toward L.A. 6.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

No matter what happens Sunday, or for the rest of the season, the San Diego Chargers are at a crossroads.

On Tuesday, voters in San Diego will weigh in on Measure C, the ballot initiative asking the public to approve an increase in the hotel occupancy tax that would provide $1.5 billion for a proposed...

Ramona Gardens becomes first public housing project with an open-air market 30.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The cluster of blue tents selling shirts, garden tools, knickknacks and tacos fresh and hot enough to burn the roof of your mouth might not seem like much from the outside, but in this East L.A. neighborhood, the Ramona Gardens Swap Meet is a marker of change.

For years, the collection of vendors...

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Harvesting produce for Rainier Valley Food Bank 25.10.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The garden is at Rainier Vista development off Martin Luther King Way South.
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You've never seen a fire extinguisher that looks like this 22.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The home fire extinguisher has gotten a makeover. 

For entrepreneur Rodolphe Gimenez, moving into a new home sparked an idea for decorative fire extinguishers that would provide safety without sacrificing style.

And the concept caught on like, well, wildfire.

Seven years later, Gimenez’s French...

Rotterdam Strives For Competitive, Liveable Low-Carbon Economy 21.10.2016 Green on
Part 2 of a series on Rotterdam's efforts to become a sustainable and "climate-proof" city. Rotterdam's modern skyline with world famous Erasmus Bridge at left and the massive De Rotterdam building, left of center. −500Watt Rotterdam, the Netherlands--Rotterdam, a Dutch city of about 630,000 in a low-lying delta on the North Sea, has a set of ambitious long-range plans to become sustainable and climate-proof. These broad and consequential plans involve billions of euros in investment and the management of the city's energy, water, land, raw materials, and waste. The plans' implementation will impact the city's air quality, public health, mobility and transport, outdoor public spaces (including parks and gardens). It will also influence the city's biodiversity, building energy use, construction and even demolition. The city's efforts are founded on extensive public outreach to engage all major segments of Rotterdam in the sustainability and climate-proofing campaign, from ordinary citizens and shopkeepers ...
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