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Love to garden but live in a place with a tiny yard? A little planning lets you make a big splash 7.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
If you’re a person happiest with hands in the dirt but have a tiny outdoor space, not to worry, you can still garden. You’ll just have to plan a bit more carefully.
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Here's Something You Probably Never Knew About 'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan 7.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The late Rue McClanahan was best known for playing the sultry Blanche Devereaux on “The Golden Girls,” but the beloved actress was just as skilled in the garden as she was on the screen. As McClanahan explained in a 1995 clip that aired on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” her love for gardening was a guiding factor in her house hunt many years ago: She’d always been in search of a home with a great outdoor space. “I wanted to build a gorgeous yard,” she said. “I didn’t care too much about the house. I looked for eight years... and when I saw this place, I said, ‘OK, this is it.’”  McClanahan’s property was filled with flowers and vegetable gardens, which she happily tended to and shared with her friends and colleagues. “I took stuff into ‘Golden Girls’ every year,” she said. “All kinds of stuff ― squashes, you name it.” <PHOTO> One vegetable McClanahan took pride in growing was tomatoes, and she had two vital tips for harvesting tomatoes that would be juicy and sweet. “Pick your tomatoes when they have just ...
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Affordability and history in Arlington’s Buckingham neighborhood 6.4.2017 Washington Post
Affordability and history in Arlington’s Buckingham neighborhood
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Steamboat briefs: Film, talk about conservation gardening hosted at library 6.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and the Yampa River Botanic Park present “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home,” a film and discussion about conservation landscaping that shows what everyday Americans are doing to help bring back more native species through projects and programs across the country. The free film screens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in Library Hall and will be followed by a discussion about making our community a haven for pollinators, birds and other wildlife. Featured panelists include Karen Vail, botanist and environmental educator; Gayle Lehman, horticulturalist and manager of the Yampa River Botanic Park; and Don Ireland, a Habitat Hero ambassador. For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman traveled around the country to visit hometown habitat heroes and film their stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman shares these stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and redefine our relationship with nature. “Hometown Habitat” ...
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Man creates mountains of compost from Dublin's waste—plus a storyteller's perspective on immigration 31.3.2017 TreeHugger
"I'm just giving back what I got from people," says Tony Lowth.
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With Nighttime Raids, Police Wage War on Black and Brown Families in New York 31.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Vhmh ) Large-scale raids on public housing in New York City have left families and communities of color throughout the city divided, displaced and devastated. Like the myth of the "super predator," gang membership is used to justify massive state violence against young men of color. Now, families, activists and academics are uniting in order to fight back. (Photo: Vhmh ) Paula Clarke and her family found themselves crawling half-naked on the floor of her Bronx home at 4:51 am on April 27, 2016, after multiple heavily armed men broke through her front door and demanded that she tell them where her son was. Helicopters could be heard hovering right about her home. The loud flashbang grenades that initially woke Clarke up even left marks on the back of the house. "I thought we were at war or something," she told Truthout. "Just being woken suddenly from your bed to all of this. It was like we were in a war zone." As her home was being violently invaded, Clarke, who is visually impaired, tried to ...
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The key to growing healthy plants: Stay off the soil 30.3.2017 Washington Post
The key to growing healthy plants: Stay off the soil
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Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly 29.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Research reveals vicious cycle of climate change, cattle diet and rising methane 
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Golden wants Rooney Road soccer fields to share space with solar garden, but needs voter OK first 29.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The city of Golden wants to install a community solar garden at Rooney Road Sports Complex, but it will need to get permission first to borrow some sun from the soccer players who use the field.
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From Oik to Apong: On a gastronomical journey in Arunachal Pradesh 23.3.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Sponsored: Wood touches for backyard gardens (and bats and chickens) 22.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Choose the right cedar planks for raised beds, vertical planters, birdhouses, bat boxes and other features.
Janet Nguyen's removal from state Senate floor stirs free speech debate among Vietnamese Americans 21.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Phat Bui seethed with anger when his hometown senator was removed last month from the state Senate floor.

State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) was pulled out of the chamber by two sergeants-at-arms as she tried to criticize the late state Sen. Tom Hayden over his opposition to the Vietnam War,...

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Despite midweek snow, the Philly Flower Show blossomed with 245,000 visitors 20.3.2017 Philly.com News
Many flower show visitors were attracted by the "how-to" displays and demonstrations.
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Your 9-point checklist for prepping a spring garden 19.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California gardens are mud-luscious this year, for the first time in years. But by mid-March — barring any more deluges — the ground should be dry enough and the temperatures warm enough to start planting the flowers, fruits and vegetables we’ve been craving during our chill, wet winter.

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11 tomato varieties you'll want to try in your spring garden 18.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s time to talk tomatoes.

We asked avid home gardeners Jo Anne and Alejandro Trigo — owners of Mid-City-based Two Dog Organic Nursery — to share their favorite picks for tomato plants to plant now for summer harvest. (Many of the organic, non-GMO seedlings are available now at their appointment-only...

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Washington's Legal Pot Experiment: Can It Survive Trump? 17.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Noexcuseradio ; Edited: LW / TO) In July of 2010, John Novak was weeding a flower bed in front of his house when everything went to pot. A joint task force consisting of, he says, police officers from two cities, the US Border Patrol, county sherriffs, Drug Enforcement Agency personnel, and the National Guard rolled up with guns drawn and put him in cuffs. Novak, a big, scruffy teddy bear of a man, is a medical marijuana patient who suffers from seizures. He'd been operating a collective garden in an outbuilding, but feds thought he was a garden variety dealer. The raid came courtesy of a tip from disgruntled former friend, accusing Novak of selling drugs, exposing his minor child to drugs and, just for good measure, polluting a stream. After getting Novak to sign an arrest warrant, the authorities sat him down on his couch, put his wife in a chair next to him, and rousted his 12-year-old son out of bed at gunpoint. Having neutralized the sleeping preteen, they proceeded to search the house and ...
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Wastewater: The Best Hidden Energy Source You’ve Never Heard Of 16.3.2017 WRI Stories
Wastewater: The Best Hidden Energy Source You’ve Never Heard OfAdd Comment|PrintThe Xiangyang sludge-to-energy plant in China. Photo: DOU Wenlong It’s no secret that the world’s need for energy is increasing—but what many don't realize is that a promising potential energy source is being flushed down our toilets every day. Increasingly, this wastewater—as well as other organic waste from sources like gardens and kitchens—is being used to heat homes, provide electricity, and even power... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Native Nations Rise March: Kandi Mossett on How Standing Rock Lives On 16.3.2017 Truthout.com
The mobilization in DC helped people connect with each other beyond Standing Rock and organize to lobby Congress, says Kandi Mossett of the Indigenous Environmental Network. People came away from the march with a renewed sense that the power ultimately lies with them, and they have taken the fight to other pipeline sites, as well. Native Nations Rising encampment in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2017. (Photo: 350.org ) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what works, what doesn't, what has changed and what is still the same. Today's interview is the 21st in the series. Click here for the most recent interview before this one . Today we bring you a conversation about the ...
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Program for urban kids mixes ethnic salads, business lessons 16.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Roots for the Home Team" brings healthy food options to sports fans.
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Beyond Wetiko Agriculture: Saving Ourselves from the Soil Up 16.3.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Tom Newmark, Steven Farrell

How much longer do you hope to live? How long do you hope your children or grandchildren will live?  Do you think you or your loved ones will live 60 more years? If so, you’ll be around to witness the end of food production on the planet.  Unless, that is, we become conscious of the crisis and evolve. 

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