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Michelle Obama Plants Vegetables With A Bunch Of Cute Kids In The White House Garden 16.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Kids from around the country who participate in Let's Move programs joined first lady Michelle Obama to help plant the White House Kitchen Garden on Wednesday.

Obama challenged community gardens across the nation to join them in planting the five vegetables they added: broccoli, spinach, bok choy, radishes and lettuce.

The first lady also announced the launch of an interactive online map where Americans can find and get involved with Let's Move programs in their communities.

Here are some photos from the event:

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First lady launches interactive map that encourages Americans to join 'Let's Move' programs 16.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Meet Steamboat’s Master Gardeners: Adele Carlson 16.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Sure, a lot of us have gardens. But few among us have sprouted with the pastime like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, taking the activity to new levels. These are our local Colorado Master Gardeners, a registered service mark of Colorado State University Extension used to identify official accredited volunteers. They’ve completed the necessary coursework and are some of our town’s best. We canvased three of them for some of their tips. Arriving in Steamboat in 1982, Adele Carlson, 64, is the horticulture supervisor for the Home Ranch and Clark Property Management Co., meaning she knows what grows in Routt County. Steamboat Living: Tell us about the Home Ranch garden Carlson: Our farm-to-table program was the vision of general manager Clyde Nelson. He started thinking about it 10 years ago as executive chef, but 2012 was our first summer producing with the “potager” garden outside the dining room. In 2013, we added the hoop house and fenced in 2 1/2 acres, which we now call Clyde’s Farm. Last year, we added ...
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Michelle Obama launches interactive 'Let's Move' map 16.4.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is launching an interactive online map to encourage Americans to join their local "Let's Move" ...
How to grow mushrooms in your garden path 15.4.2015 TreeHugger
Plants don't like being trodden on. Mushrooms, however, do not seem to mind.
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A garden grew in North Philly 15.4.2015 Philly.com News
While residents protest PHA plans to build on the site, they are “cautiously optimistic” about getting a new “Peace Park.”
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Wedge Co-op to sell Gardens of Eagan 15.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
After 7 years of growing organics, natural foods co-op is going to concentrate on sales.
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The monarch butterfly needs milkweed to survive. Here's how to get seeds 11.4.2015 TreeHugger
Habitat loss for this iconic black and orange butterfly, especially along its migratory routes, is devastating monarch populations. Help a winged friend out by planting milkweed.
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Wash. House passes bills to overhaul marijuana markets 11.4.2015 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state House moved forward Friday on an effort to reconcile the state's medical and recreational marijuana markets....
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Extinction of Experience: Does it Matter? 10.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Right after I graduated from Cornell University, I took off for the North Cascades wilderness. First as a student and later an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, I spent summers in Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. I ice climbed out of crevasses, backpacked through Pacific Northwest old growth forests, and scaled ancient volcanoes. For me, this was true wilderness. Author rappelling into a glacier crevasse in the North Cascade Mountains. In my early 30s, I moved back to Ithaca, NY. Initially, I did not appreciate the rural upstate New York landscape--compared to the North Cascades, the wild spaces were tame and pockmarked with rundown houses. But years later, I have come to find solace in nearby nature. In winter, I gaze up at ice-veiled waterfalls and ski along frozen creeks. In summer, I do my work-outs along the creek banks, soothed by the sound of flowing water. Still, compared to the North Cascades, these are but slivers of nature among neighborhoods. At night, they are bathed in ...
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Heartwood Cohousing hens keep Huber busy 10.4.2015 Durango Herald
Rachel Huber came to Southwest Colorado looking for the active ingredient she wanted when she switched her major from engineering to natural resources and environmental science at Purdue University in 2009.She found it at Heartwood Cohousing, a tight community of residents with common goals who own 360 acres of varied landscapes near Gem...
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Lowe's Commits to Decisive Action to Protect Bees and Other Pollinators 9.4.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Boulder home gardeners, beekeepers soon can open for business 8.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Boulder gardeners, owners of backyard chickens, beekeepers and jam-makers will be able to sell their products from their homes under an ordinance that received unanimous approval from the City Council on Tuesday ...
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Steamboat briefs: Deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday 8.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Community Foundation has announced the opening of the 2015 scholarship program for Routt and Moffat high school students. Interested high school seniors visit yvcf.org/scholarships to learn more about a number of available scholarships, which each have specific criteria. Online applications and essays are due no later than 8 p.m. today. Scholarship recipients will be announced at local awards nights and graduation ceremonies. Contact Susan Petersen at susan@yvcf.org or 970-879-8632 with questions. Library, Master Gardeners offer free gardening classes Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Routt County CSU Master Gardeners will present two nights of Gardening 101 at 6 p.m. today and April 15 in Library Hall. The free workshops are designed to help people plan and maximize their summer gardens. No registration is required. Today’s class will include an introduction to the Bud Werner Seed Library and information on soil, seed selection, seed planting and transplanting and weeding and mulching. ...
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How the Louvre’s Pyramid Inspired French Laundry’s Kitchen 8.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Both I.M. Pei’s pyramid at the Louvre and The French Laundry's redesigned kitchen are modern structures meant to give a jolt of energy to revered, structures that are left ...
Washington County solar power proposal shifts to Dakota County 6.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Residents in Woodbury and elsewhere in Washington County still can buy space in the Able Energy installation.
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Little seedlings 3.4.2015 Durango Herald
St. Columba School’s usual classes were utterly disrupted Thursday afternoon – not by a fire drill, bomb threat, billowing winds or some other act of God – but by an almighty schoolwide gardening project.Part science lesson, part community service, part school beautification, for the second year in a row, St. Columba...
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Nixon's 'Western White House' Up For Sale 3.4.2015 NPR News
Hom Sotheby's International has listed the 5.45-acre oceanfront estate for $75 million. President Nixon bought the property early in his presidency, and lived there after resigning from office.
Does Boston Need More Supermarkets? 1.4.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Does Boston Need More Supermarkets?
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Kitchen tips: Easter egg decorating ideas (and recipes) 31.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Looking for creative ways to decorate your Easter eggs?
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