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Local Briefs 16.7.2015 Durango Herald
Old Fort Farm Stand has your greensThe Old Fort Farm Stand will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday near the Student Union at Fort Lewis College.All of the produce is grown at the Old Fort by staff members, students and beginning farmers using organic practices. The stand will offer spinach, mixed greens, romaine,...
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By any other name, the Knock Out rose would be just as sturdy 16.7.2015 Washington Post
Will Radler was still just an amateur rose breeder — a basement hobbyist, really — when he walked out of his home in Milwaukee carrying that fateful baby rose in a soil-stuffed cup.He didn’t realize it then, back in 1989, but he held in his hands a flower with such remarkable qualities that it would grow to be the bestselling garden rose in the country. His creation is credited with reversing the sagging fortunes of the difficult garden queen. Radler’s rose is so hardy and requires so little care that it can be planted in places once unimaginable — road medians, mall parking lots, ignored gardens. Read full article ...
Burlington, VT: Recognized by the United Nations as a Model of Sustainability 15.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Hannah Robinson, Urban Solutions Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.: What comes to mind when you think of Vermont? Beautiful landscapes? Maple syrup, craft beer or Ben and Jerry's, perhaps? On my first visit to the Green Mountain State, I was excited to experience all of these. But the main...
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Alta Vista neighborhood in Arvada fed up with aggressive raccoons 15.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Residents in one Arvada neighborhood say their yards have been overtaken by raccoons in recent years, with the pesky critters destroying gardens and becoming increasingly ...
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Megan Richard: Triple Crown access needs study 14.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Historically, market data has shown a marked decrease in property values in heavily trafficked areas versus less travelled streets. In my opinion, if the city opens up Emerald Park to the Triple Crown through Pamela Lane, in violation of the policy set in 1996, it should hire an independent consultant to conduct a market analysis on the negative impacts on property values in that neighborhood. And before any alternative access is developed, there should be an analysis of the impact on the wetlands involved, and the impact to the Botanic Park, one of the finest high-altitude gardens in the country. This community gem hosts weddings, school field trips, yoga and meditation classes, concerts on the green, and of course, a variety of gardens and a home for native and medicinal plants. The park is solely supported by grants and donations and sees 25,000 visitors per year. Admission is free, and the experience is priceless. Any change to the existing policy with Triple Crown should be carefully analyzed and ...
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Cooler Tuesday, Minneapolis #2 on Climate Disruption Index 14.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Think climate change impacts coastal cities most? Think again. According to The Weather Channels new Climate Disruption Index, the Twin Cities rank among the highest cities affected by climate changes. Minneapolis comes in at #2, behind only New Orleans. St. Paul comes in at #8.
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Community solar coming to Xcel Energy customers 13.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Xcel Energy customers will soon be able to receive power from community solar gardens. After a concerted effort by the utility to limit them, they will come online soon.
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Martial arts film star's Marina del Rey trophy home hits the market 11.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Jean-Claude Van Damme, of martial arts film fame, has listed his Marina del Rey home for sale at $9.999 million.
Organist's final bow 11.7.2015 Philly.com News
As Eleanor Crane's friends got older, some cut back on involvement in community groups, such as the Garden Club and International Women's Club. But not Crane. She has presided over Long Beach Island clubs, raised three children - Jan, Susan, and Charles -
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Have you seen this plant? 11.7.2015 Durango Herald
This time of year, the city is a glorious riot of flora: Potted plants dot Main Avenue, and public and private gardens swell with blooms.Yet not all is rosy for pro-flower Durango residents, thanks to a thorny problem: plant theft, a criminal act that, in the last few months, has brought a couple of residents into open conflict in the...
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The kind of work that keeps your brain healthy later in life 11.7.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
The kind of work that keeps your brain healthy later in life
Q&A: What can be done to stop pear rust? 9.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Unfortunately, there are no environmentally friendly sprays to combat Pacific Coast pear rust or trellis rust on pear trees. The best option is to remove affected leaves and twigs to try to limit the severity of the disease.
Drought changes the way Californians cook 8.7.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Across California, home cooks and restaurant chefs are adjusting to a new reality in kitchens where water once flowed freely over sinks full of vegetables, and no one thought twice about firing up a big pot of water for pasta.
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How Black Churches Are Helping Their Communities Get Access To Healthy Food 8.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Jesus made a revolutionary statement when he stood on the Mount of Olives and declared : “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. ... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Today, millions around the world live without food security -- access to safe, nutritious food. A group of pastors, farmers and community leaders in Baltimore -- where one in four residents  lives in a food desert, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future -- are joining forces to tackle the issue head on. Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, who heads Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, is spearheading the Black Church Food Security Network  in conjunction with the Baltimore Food and Faith Project of the Johns Hopkins Center For a Livable Future and Black Dirt Farm, a local group of urban farmers who grow food on the historic land of Harriet Tubman on ...
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Steamboat briefs: 7-week art class taught by visitng artist starts Tuesday 7.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County Council on Aging will be offering a seven-week art class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons at the Steamboat Springs Community Center beginning Tuesday. The last class will be held Aug. 18.   Coming from France, Jacqueline Berkman will be guiding these classes, which will introduce various mediums, including pencil, watercolor and acrylic painting, foundation of design and the power of colors. Berkman was brought up with the philosophy, “to work with your head is not enough, you must be able to work and create with your hands.”  She has developed a fondness for Colorado’s picturesque landscape and hopes to inspire other artists in the community as well. The cost of the classes for seniors 60 and older is $15. The cost for those younger than 60 is $30. Space is limited. To register, call 970-879-0633. Screening of ‘Beats of the Antonov’ slated for Tuesday Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of the film “Beats of the Antonov,” winner of the People’s Choice ...
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Chinese families of Yale students grow a garden, tradition 7.7.2015 Yahoo: US National
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A once-vacant city block at the northern edge of Yale University now teems with exotic herbs and vegetables, tended carefully by a community of graying people from China who are here to look after grandchildren as their own children cultivate careers at the Ivy League ...
After coal, can better health save West Virginia? 7.7.2015 Health
By Valerie Volcovici WILLIAMSON, WV (Reuters) - With coal trains chugging past in the distance, Jack Perry watches as his wife, Margie, plants row upon row of Hungarian pepper seedlings in the community garden that residents of this West Virginia coal town call the "Garden of Eatin'."     "The peppers they sell at the stores don't taste anything like this," says Perry, a retired coal worker. Unlike their neighbors in Kentucky, where there have been state-sponsored economic transition efforts, West Virginians have been largely left on their own to respond to coal's ...
Victoria: Off the beaten track 5.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Go beyond the Empress hotel, Butchart Gardens and other well-known sights in the British Columbia capital and explore lovely small museums, gardens and even a castle.
GreenSpace: As medicinal use of plants grows, debate follows 5.7.2015 P-com Living Green
The outer border is awash in the cheery yellows of arnica and the robust oranges of calendula. If you had a muscle ache or a skin irritation and were inclined to nonconventional medicine, these plants might come in handy.
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Visit a pizza farm (really) 2.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
There are those who could eat pizza every day.
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