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Developers see a healthy future for 'wellness' amenities 4.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Just as concepts of wellness have infiltrated travel, food and fitness, they’re now reaching into residential real estate.

In a so-called wellness community, a diverse, multigenerational population of mixed-income residents are encouraged to interact in beautified and walkable public and commercial...

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Philly's urban gardeners deserve a thank you, not an eviction notice | Editorial 30.4.2018 News
If the gardens are owned by the city, the city ought to give or lease the property to the gardeners as long as they meet the Neighborhood Gardens Trust's very good criteria for being responsible stewards.
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Actress-writer Renée Taylor seeks $8.6 million for Beverly Hills home with exotic gardens 28.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The longtime Beverly Hills home of actress-writer Renée Taylor and her late husband, actor-playwright Joseph Bologna, is for sale at $8.6 million.

Set on a third of an acre, the 1926 Tudor Revival was once occupied by Shirley Temple’s mother-in-law and often visited by Temple and her first husband,...

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The art of Mexican cooking 28.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Happy Saturday. It’s almost May, which means that our second annual Food Bowl festival is about to begin, a monthlong dinner party, with discussions, pop-ups, feasts, the return of our Night Market, even a food film festival. There’s a lot going on, and we invite you to join us over the next five...

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A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future 28.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Since the 1940s, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has endured two tsunamis and two hurricanes, but locals say they have never experienced anything like the thunderstorm that drenched the island this month.

“The rain gauge in Hanalei broke at 28 inches within 24 hours,” said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura...

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At El Coraloense, Jonathan Gold looks past the aguachiles' appearances and finds deliciousness 27.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A plate of ceviche can be a lovely thing, raw seafood briefly cured with fresh citrus and aromatics, a preparation often vivid with bright, fresh chile, translucent wisps of thinly shaved onion and fish that seems to glow from within. Ceviche is the basis for many of the greatest creations from...

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Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Why you should use compost, even if you don’t have a big garden
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Solar farms set to sprout across Illinois 22.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
A new crop is ready to sprout on Illinois farms, with gleaming solar panels supplanting rows of corn and soybeans. Drawn by new state requirements and incentives, renewable energy developers are staking out turf on the rural fringes of the Chicago area and beyond, looking to build dozens of ...
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More than 5,000 volunteers across Colorado conquer snowy weather for Comcast Cares Day 22.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
The scene unfolding outside Denver's Clayton Early Center was the epitome of a spring day in Colorado: dozens of bundled up volunteers and employees of the center dug into garden beds while crisp, white snowflakes flurried around them.
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Find your gardening bliss at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fans of the perfect orchid, or set-and-forget succulents or a bountiful edible garden can all find their bliss at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, taking place April 26 through April 29 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

The theme of the show — “At Home in the Garden” — will transform...

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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Want to become a beekeeper and raise chickens? Here's your chance 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Maybe you’re curious about beekeeping or attracting monarch butterflies to your yard. Or perhaps you want to know how to raise chickens, grow your own food or simply save water on drought tolerant landscaping?

To help Los Angeles homeowners see the endless benefits to sustainable gardening, the...

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Some D.C. students are seeking healthier, more affordable food for themselves, and their classmates 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Some D.C. students are seeking healthier, more affordable food for themselves, and their classmates
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Philly's urban gardeners are under siege from gentrification. Here's what they're doing about it 16.4.2018 News
As land values are rising, it's a race against gentrification to preserve green spaces.
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Why America Needs More Social Housing 16.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .  The quest to provide what has come to be called “affordable housing” in America is hobbled by one fundamental reality. Too much housing is in the market sector and too little is in a social sector permanently protected from rising prices. The result is that supply and demand relentlessly bids up market prices. Government is required to provide deeper and deeper subsidies to keep rents within the bounds of incomes, so fewer and fewer people get any kind of help. This is true whether the form of public subsidy is tax breaks, direct subsidies, vouchers, or deals with developers to set aside some percent of units as affordable. In most cities, the median rent far exceeds what median incomes can afford. In cities with hot housing markets, homeownership is even further beyond reach for those who do not already own homes, exacerbating competition for scarce apartments. The idea of having a permanent sector of ...
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Outside Voice: Egg shells just as good the second time around 13.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
This week I finally committed to sticking some seeds in soil. But it wasn't fear of a bad harvest that got me going. It was my chickens.
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New restaurants heat up the Philly region 13.4.2018 News
French, Italian, Peruvian, cideries, outdoor experiences. A new restaurant at the Bok Building in South Philadelphia for you lovers of peak views. And speaking of peaks: How about more Nepalese cuisine?
Best music, food, and other festivals in Philly this spring 12.4.2018 News
Spring brings festival season to Philadelphia. Here are the top festivals unfolding over the next few months.
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Heading to Coachella? Here are some packing tips 7.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Music festival season is upon us — which essentially means all-nighters, exhaustion, dusty campgrounds and iffy shower and bathroom access. (Ladies, you already have your portable urinals for emergencies, right?)

Here are a few things to toss in your bag to keep you calm, clean-ish, quenched and...

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Punch List: You should be focusing on soil in the Colorado garden the second week in April 6.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
We want our plants to be healthy with great flowers, foliage or fruiting -- the reason we garden! What makes this all happen? It’s all about the soil.
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