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Category: Food Production :: Gardens
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City of Denver cuts funding for Denver-area free seeds program 9.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The non-profit Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) has been providing free seeds and transplants to metro Denver residents since 1997, but the program’s future is unclear after the City of Denver cut all its contribution — $40,000 — last December.
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What To Grow In Your Forage Garden 9.7.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Pinyon syrup; acorn and cattail crackers; golden currant wine; mountain trout with Manzanita berries and willow bark. Wild-foraged foods are becoming increasingly popular as adventurous foodies connect ancient food-gathering traditions with the local terroir. But unless you have access to private lands, much wild food foraging is illegal. Native plants are protected, and harvesting them is poaching. Try the easy alternative to poaching in our public spaces and parks -- grow edible plants at home! We need more native plants, not fewer. Besides feeding yourself, you'll also support the native butterflies and birds that depend on these foods. We can forage in our gardens! When people harvest native plants in our struggling Southern California ecosystems, their impact on the plants, and the insects and animals that need them, is devastating. Taking bark, leaves, seeds, nuts and berries weakens the plants' abilities to renew themselves, reproduce, and survive brutal drought. By harvesting elderberries, for ...
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Friday Durango Dayplanner 8.7.2016 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsCommunity Health Action Coalition meeting, 8-9:30 a.m., Sunlight Room, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 799-0218.Sunrise yoga adult classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, 2750...
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8 Natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth 8.7.2016 TreeHugger
These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your family.
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Latino gang members firebombed black residents to drive them out of Boyle Heights project, prosecutors allege 8.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A federal grand jury has indicted seven Latino gang members in connection with a 2014 firebombing attack at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights, accusing them of trying to drive black residents out of the neighborhood, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Federal prosecutors allege that...

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Embracing slowing down 7.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Summer is in full swing, and it feels like every living thing is busy. The wildflowers are taking turns blooming and showcasing their colors. The pollinators are flying, fluttering or buzzing around with excitement. This is also a busy time for people taking advantage of our limited frost-free days and tending their gardens that produce beautiful flowers and bountiful vegetables. Right now, our gardens are growing quickly, and we struggle a little to maintain them. Sometimes it’s challenging to keep up with the gardens because they grow so fast, and other times it’s because there are so many other exciting things to squeeze into the day. Kids are like our gardens in summer, they seem to grow so quickly and have boundless energy. Their minds are growing and expanding as quickly as their bodies, and engaging them in gardening, exploring a river bank, learning a new sport or bringing a book on a hike are all great ways to engage their minds. Another fantastic way for kids to enjoy summer is attending a camp ...
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Reader’s Lens | Getting personal with a peony 7.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Seattle Times reader Dan Edds’ photo of a stunning bloom at Bellevue Botanical Garden
Salt Lake City's Grateful Tomato Garden gets agricultural protection easement 5.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Wasatch Community Gardens has acquired a special property easement for its Grateful Tomato Garden, which will permanently protect the land for agricultural use, executive director Ashley Patterson announced recently. “Through this conservation easement, our flagship garden will forever remain a thriving and productive space for the entire city to enjoy,” she said. The Trust for Public Land and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food helped secure the protection. The plot of land at 800 Sou... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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World's A Stage: Beer Garden 5.7.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
Beer and polka. That's a longstanding combination in Milwaukee. And enjoying it in a city park is what people do on a summer evening. We visit one beer garden as part of Morning Edition's summer series: "The World's a Stage."
Fresh salad at sea: Military considers gardens aboard subs 5.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — When a Navy submarine goes to sea on a monthslong voyage, the lettuce, tomatoes and other fresh fruits and vegetables on board run out in a week or two, forcing the crew to rely on canned, frozen or dehydrated products. But what if subs had their own gardens where food could […]
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Economic crisis bares hunger problem in Venezuela 4.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Kelly Vega says she lost 30 pounds in three months as she focused on feeding her 6-year-old daughter rather than herself.
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A historic, kid-friendly home in Georgetown 1.7.2016 Washington Post
A historic, kid-friendly home in Georgetown
Friday Durango Dayplanner 1.7.2016 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsCommunity Health Action Coalition meeting, 8-9:30 a.m., Sunlight Room, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 799-0218.Sunrise yoga adult classes, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, 2750...
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From Tim McGraw in concert to small-town parades, many ways to celebrate over the July Fourth holiday weekend in Utah 30.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
This year’s Stadium of Fire is getting a jump on the Fourth of July weekend this year. The 36th edition of the annual extravaganza is set for Saturday at 8 p.m. at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo. Emory Cook, a spokesman for America’s Freedom Festival, the nonprofit that organizes the show, said there were a number of reasons behind scheduling the show before the Monday holiday — including stadium issues and the number of out-of-town visitors who otherwise ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Local Food Won't Save The Planet 30.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We are all concerned about the environment and about what life will be like for generations yet unborn. So the idea of local sourcing is becoming very popular, particularly in respect to organically grown food. Intuitively Obvious but Practically Wrong The notion of local sourcing seems to make sense. After all, it should require less energy to grow food locally in small quantities than to ship it in from distant states, or countries. Yet, there are two variables in the energy equation that are not given due consideration. The first is that small-scale production in local market gardens is extremely inefficient in the sense that a great deal of energy is required per unit of harvested crop. The second is that modern transportation is extremely efficient so that bringing in a bag of apples from New Zealand costs a trivial amount of energy and if it didn't, New Zealand apples could hardly be sold here. The simple economics of distant trade since the industrial Revolution has always suggested that ...
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Picturesque Brittany is a step back in time 26.6.2016 Washington Post
An 80-mile walking tour of the region takes visitors through a land of authentic and artisanal delights.
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The PennEast Pipeline Made Me Do It: Why My Family and I Moved to Solar Energy 25.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Solar Panels, Old and New, Starview Hill Farm, Blairstown, New Jersey "There is one forecast of which you can already be sure: someday renewable energy will be the only way for people to satisfy their energy needs. Because of the physical, ecological and (therefore) social limits to nuclear and fossil energy use, ultimately nobody will be able to circumvent renewable energy as the solution, even if it turns out to be everybody's last remaining choice. The question keeping everyone in suspense, however, is whether we shall succeed in making this radical change of energy platforms happen early enough to spare the world irreversible ecological mutilation and political and economic catastrophe." Hermann Scheer, 1944-2010, former member of the German Parliament and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy Photovoltaics aka Solar Panels "Drill, baby, drill." First used by Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele at the 2008 Republican National Convention, later elected chairman of the ...
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What Of London's "Beautiful Idiots And Brilliant Lunatics," Post-Brexit? 25.6.2016 NPR: Saturday
Many people know London as a true city of the world, says NPR's Scott Simon. But he wonders what the recent Brexit vote may mean for that reputation.
Saturday Durango dayplanner 25.6.2016 Durango Herald
Meetings & EventsColorado Trail Days, free screening of “A Walk in the Woods,” fire, s’mores, BYOB, 8:30 p.m., Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino del Rio, Health Action Coalition...
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Before robots rise up, they'll make your pizza 25.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In the back kitchen of Mountain View’s newest pizzeria, Marta works tirelessly, spreading marinara sauce on uncooked pies. She doesn’t complain, takes no breaks, and has never needed a sick day. She works for free. Marta is one of two robots working at Zume Pizza, a secretive food delivery startup trying to make a more profitable pizza through machines. It’s also created special delivery trucks that will finish cooking pizzas during the journey to hungry customers if approved by the Santa Clara ...
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