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2015 gardening trends are kind to the planet 7.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
There is no wrong or right way to garden — only your way. Your garden should reflect your personality, your style and your needs — and 2015’s gardening trends reflect that same philosophy.
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Key lawmaker's proposal: medical pot shops without dried pot 7.1.2015 Seattle Times: Local
A leading Republican lawmaker has a novel proposal for reining in Washington's uncontrolled medical marijuana industry: medical pot shops that don't sell what most people think of as pot.
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Office Space: Google’s campus feels as big as the Internet itself 4.1.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Google’s Mountain View headquarters is so big that employees can ride free bikes to get to the free cars. The search giant’s Bay Area offices are concentrated around Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto. About a third of Google’s 50,000 employees work in a Bay Area office at any time. A replica of SpaceShipOne, the first private spacecraft, hangs over the stairs in one building. (A wall had to be removed to bring it in.) Page is on the board of the XPrize Foundation, which bestowed its award to SpaceShipOne. Stan the T. rex — a cast of a real Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton — stands outside. There’s also a gFleet of 200 electric cars — think Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts — that Googlers can borrow. Google holds its popular TGIF meetings on Thursday afternoons (when it’s Friday for the company’s Chinese offices) at Charlie’s, a building in the center of the Googleplex. New employees attending their first TGIF are encouraged to wear caps in the company’s primary color palette. There’s a sandwich ...
Minneapolis filmmakers update 'Victory Garden' 4.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The filmmakers behind “The Perennial Plate” web series turn their skills — and attention — to PBS.
Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope 2.1.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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The 10 Best Photos From The Department Of The Interior's Instagram Account In 2014 1.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We've seen some stunning photos of America's public lands pop up on the Department of the Interior's Instagram account over the past year, including some striking animal shots and glorious nightscapes . The agency is tasked with protecting more than 500 million acres of public lands and waterways across the country, including a wide breadth of national parks, from Acadia to Yosemite. Take a look at the top 10 Instagram posts on the Interior Department's account from 2014, and follow along throughout the new year @usinterior . A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on Aug 8, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS. A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:00am PST Photo courtesy of Cameron Patrick. A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:01am PDT Photo by Robert Buman ( www.sharetheexperience.org ). A photo posted by U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior) on Aug 8, 2014 at 3:25pm ...
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Too Few Groups Can Give Trafficking Victims Escape From ‘Hell' 31.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BALTIMORE (AP) — Squatting in the grass and squinting in the sun, 25-year-old Song takes in the scene: a greenhouse, a farm, rows of heirloom tomatoes, clusters of herbs and flowering zucchini, squash and cucumber plants. A year ago and less than a mile away, she was working the streets of West Baltimore, trading sex for money. That she now tends a vegetable garden is thanks to the Samaritan Women, a residential program that is among the relatively few in the nation dedicated to long-term help for the surging numbers of victims of human trafficking. For most of her adult life, Song was homeless, addicted and caught in a cycle of violence and emotional manipulation that began when she was a child and until just recently, she herself didn't even recognize. When she was arrested for the last time almost a year ago, she begged the judge to send her to a long-term, residential shelter rather than back onto the streets. As her 30-day stay at a short-term shelter was almost up, she met a man at a Narcotics ...
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Bela The Dog, Sentenced To Death In Owner's Will, Gets A Great New Life At Sanctuary 30.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
After an 1,800-mile trip to Utah from Indiana, Bela arrived at the Best Friends Animal Society's no-kill sanctuary Sunday where he was greeted with a great big party: Photo credit: Best Friends Animal Society “It's wonderful to be able to welcome Bela here,” Best Friends CEO Gregory Castle said in a statement. “It speaks to our principle of valuing all animal life. In this case, there was potential for something terrible to happen, but we are set up to give him a great life and all indications are that he is a beautiful and wonderful dog.” That great life might have ended much sooner. Bela's owner, Indiana resident Connie Ley, died in November. Her will provided that Bela could either be euthanized and cremated, with the dog's ashes mixed with hers, or that the pup could be sent to Best Friends' no-kill sanctuary -- home to some 1,700 dogs, cats, pigs, goats, bunnies, birds and other animals -- in the red rocks of southern Utah. For a while -- despite an outpouring of public support for the no-kill ...
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Sex trafficking shelter filled with survivor tales 30.12.2014 AP National
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Squatting in the grass and squinting in the sun, 25-year-old Song takes in the scene: a greenhouse, a farm, rows of heirloom tomatoes, clusters of herbs and flowering zucchini, squash and cucumber plants....
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Sex trafficking shelter filled with survivor tales 29.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
BALTIMORE (AP) — Squatting in the grass and squinting in the sun, 25-year-old Song takes in the scene: a greenhouse, a farm, rows of heirloom tomatoes, clusters of herbs and flowering zucchini, squash and cucumber plants.
School meals the new gourmet cuisine? 22.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
With the help of an army of Tanzania's finest senior citizens, one woman is on a mission to put traditional foods back on the menu.
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Christmas in London is wondrous in Hyde Park, Kew Gardens, St. Paul's 20.12.2014 LA Times: Top News
Can a social action gaming app get more people growing their own food? 20.12.2014 TreeHugger
This mobile app aims to promote sustainable practices by merging "physical and digital worlds organically," connecting real-world activities to in-game play in order to teach people how to grow food.
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Dog Sentenced To Die In Owner's Will May Have Second Chance 19.12.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Connie Ley, an Indiana woman who died in November, put in her will two provisions for her dog, Bela : The healthy German shepherd could either be euthanized, cremated and buried along with her -- or else sent to a no-kill animal sanctuary. As of Friday, it was still unclear which fate Bela will meet. Eric C. Rayvid, a spokesperson for the Best Friends Animal Society , told The Huffington Post that the group is still working on convincing the will's executor, who has remained anonymous, to allow Bela to be brought to the group's facilities in southern Utah. There the 9-year-old dog would join some 1,700 other cats, dogs, horses, pigs, birds and other animals. Many of the shelter's inhabitants are available for adoption, while others will live out their natural lives amid the state's red-rock mountains. "We're hoping that Bela will be able to come to our sanctuary," Rayvid said. Best Friends also released a statement on Facebook, asking supporters to use the hashtag #SaveBela on social media: Post by Best ...
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Refugees’ stories: a new life in the US 19.12.2014 Financial Times US
From a refugee camp to suburban Maryland, familes helped by the IRC share their stories of making a fresh start in the United States
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Surly unveils the taproom that made all the others possible 18.12.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Surly, the brewery that started the craft-beer boom in Minnesota, finally opens the doors to its "destination brewery" Friday.

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Homegrown Minneapolis hands out "Heroes" awards 17.12.2014 Twin Cities Daily Planet
Mark Peterson Northeaster “Unity will come to local farming, and prosperity will come to the local economy” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in her remarks at the Third Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House last Wednesday. The mayor added that “the thoughtfulness and consideration of all of you here helps make sure that everyone can do better, now and in the future.” MORE » “Unity will come to local farming, and prosperity will come to the local economy” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in her remarks at the Third Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House last Wednesday. The mayor added that “the thoughtfulness and consideration of all of you here helps make sure that everyone can do better, now and in the future.” The meeting, in the Cedars Hall of St. Maron church, attracted over 200 people, who also heard moderator Russ Henry (HM Food Council co-chair), 3rd Ward City Council member Jacob Frey, and 2nd ward City Council member Cam Gordon speak. Council member Gordon noted that “There has been a ...
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Minnesota's rural expansion of solar power 17.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Solar gardens are cropping up in rural Minnesota following 2013 legislation where Xcel Energy buys energy from the projects across the state.
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Community solar gardens go rural 17.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
In Center City, Pelican Rapids and other outstate Minnesota cities, entrepreneurs and utilities are building community solar gardens that let residents invest in solar without putting panels on their roofs.
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Some Minnesotans garden under the snow 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Season-extending structures are helping some Minnesota gardeners defy winter.
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