User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Production :: Gardens
Last updated: Aug 18 2017 17:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How an urban school's gardening project healed a community 29.7.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Teacher Stephen Ritz transformed a school's lunch program by getting kids involved in community gardening — as well as nurturing their hearts and minds.
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Graciela Iturbide talks about going viral, L.A. cholos and shooting Frida Kahlo's bathroom 28.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Mexican photographer has produced some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Her work will appear in three PST: LA/LA shows across SoCal.
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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates

The law imposes new requirements...

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Community gardens build habits and feed families in Denver food desert 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
“Broccoli!”
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Flow of support has helped Castle Rock Wellspring Community grow and thrive 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
In Castle Rock, a church built it a commercial kitchen, a property owner donated use of a historic house as an art studio and a business owner leases it a cafe for $1 a year. Now, nonprofit Wellspring Community is hosting a free public party to say thanks.
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The real story of how a failing North Carolina school became a success story 26.7.2017 Washington Post
The real story of how a failing North Carolina school became a success story
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A creative’s space in up-and-coming Inglewood 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Completely rebuilt this year, this live-work space in Inglewood’s Arts District has unbridled living space for creative types plus a few extra perks: a rain shower, dutch doors and vaulted ceilings with skylights. But the real prize is in the backyard, where manicured gardens and landscaping by...

Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots squat among rows of beets as a group of chefs arrive to sample sweet fennel and the pungent herb known as epazote. By dinnertime some of those greens will be on plates at an elegant […]
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Rise in Google bikes stolen, dumped in Mountain View creek has locals annoyed 20.7.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

If you're in Mountain View, it's hard to mistake a Google campus bicycle. The multi-colored cruisers aren't the kind you'd see frequently rolling around town.

Here are the political ripple effects from this week's big climate vote in California 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The future of California's signature tool to fight climate change is secure — but the political battles are just beginning 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
A rundown of the political ripple effects of the vote to extend California's landmark climate program, cap-and-trade
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How gardening can help build healthier, happier kids 18.7.2017 Washington Post
How gardening can help build healthier, happier kids
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Annual reduced-price farm stands open in two Denver neighborhoods 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Business
Farm stands will set up in Sun Valley and Montbello neighborhoods on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from now until October as part of an annual partnership between Denver Human Services and Denver Botanic Gardens.
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Turn your summer harvest into a refreshing drink 13.7.2017 Washington Post
Turn your summer harvest into a refreshing drink
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Denver’s Slow Food Nations: Your guide to this weekend’s sustainable street food festival 13.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Half street food festival, half sustenance symposium, all food roads less traveled lead to Denver this weekend.
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Community gardening plots available in Salt Lake City 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Eight parcels are available through Salt Lake City for individuals and groups interested in launching a community garden. All plots have access to water and feature other aspects that make them conducive to gardening. They are at: • The Gateway, 46 N. 500 West • Dilworth Elementary, 1985 S. 2100 East • Claybourne Ave., 2850 S. 1300 East • Cortez Water, 500 N. East Capitol Blvd. • Warm Springs Park, 1020 N. Beck St. • 1880 S. 700 East Wasatch Community Gardens will work closely with community me... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Here are some of the ways our children helped their mother cope with cancer 12.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I like the homegrown tomatoes on the windowsill, the way the sun catches their sunburned smiles. Every now and then I’ll pop one into my mouth like Valium.

The older boy grew them, part of the “victory garden” he installed out back when his mother fell ill. Tomatoes, onions, peppers and a wall...

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Growing My Way Out Of Dystopia 11.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Can we stop feeling quite so helpless and hopeless in a world on the skids?
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Philadelphia's Alternative to Gentrification Spreads Opportunity to All Corners 11.7.2017 Truthout.com
For decades, the "Philadelphia Story" was about steady economic decline. That story is being rewritten today as many Americans rediscover the advantages of cities -- inviting public spaces, rich cultural diversity and a creative environment that nurtures startups and attracts talent.  Young people, in particular, have moved here in droves, realizing they can enjoy the same kind of urban amenities as New York, Washington DC, or Boston. New Americans immigrating from other nations also contribute to the city's growth. But so far, Philadelphia's comeback has been limited to certain parts of town. "We have one of the highest infusions of millennials coming here, but also some of the highest rates of poverty and economic segregation,"  Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell says. Refusing to accept these disparities as inevitable, three years ago local leaders formed the "Reimagining the  Civic Commons " initiative to show how growing prosperity could be spread more widely throughout the city, and its strategy ...
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Growing My Way Out of Dystopia: Can We Stop Feeling Quite So Helpless in a World on the Skids? 11.7.2017 Truthout.com
If we put our minds to it, we can still grow food, block by block, and feel a hell of a lot less dystopian in the bargain. (Photo: Kyle Spradley / CAFNR ) In the wake of Donald Trump's inauguration, George Orwell's 1984 soared onto bestseller lists , as did Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale , which also hit TV screens in a storm of publicity. Zombies, fascists, and predators of every sort are now stalking the American imagination in ever-greater numbers and no wonder, given that guy in the Oval Office. Certainly, 2017 is already offering up a bumper crop of dystopian possibilities and we've only reached July. But let me admit one thing: the grim national mood and the dark clouds crowding our skies have actually nudged me in a remarkably positive direction. Surprise of all surprises, Donald Trump is making the corn grow in Connecticut! Maybe I'd better explain.  My kids and I planted corn seeds in a square bed in our front yard this spring. Really, they just ...
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