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Dig In and Grow Your Own 13.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Photo provided by Jane Seymour of her own organic garden. By guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition. As senior science advisor to Elements Behavioral Health , the largest national residential addiction-treatment program, I'm in the process of integrating a natural, whole-foods-based nutrition program to support lifelong recovery. Presently, I'm also working with Malibu Vista, a women's mental health treatment center, associated with the renowned Promises. There, we are developing our own sustainable organic garden so that everyone can benefit from freshly picked herbs and vegetables. It's not just the chefs who are enjoying the digging and seeding. The clients have found that by becoming intimate with the earth, their healing process is greatly improved. What a win-win-win. Your mind, body, and soul form a powerful healing triad. As a University of California-Berkeley alumna, I had the pleasure of introducing my friend and colleague, U. S. ...
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In urban farming, a different taste of L.A. 12.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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In urban farming, a different taste of L.A. 12.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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How America's Favorite Baby-Goat Club Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Farming in Africa 12.11.2014 Mother Jones
Francis Baah on his family's farm Peter DiCampo   Francis Baah didn't always want to be a farmer. As a little kid growing up in a village outside the small city of Koforidua, Ghana, he watched his father toil in the fields all day to grow corn that his mother bundled to sell at the market. And even after all that hard work, there wasn't always enough money to send Francis and his four siblings to school. Buy the book. Francis knew what people thought of farming. When an adult was a farmer, it was because he had been lazy in school. Francis was an excellent student; when his parents were able to afford tuition, he was always at the top of his class. He planned to go to university to get a job as a businessman or lawyer. But that changed the year Francis turned 16. A teacher at his school was starting a new club called 4-H. It was all about farming, and despite his misgivings, Francis decided to join—he made a point of participating in school clubs. To his surprise, he loved it. The club members learned ...
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China, U.S. agree on climate targets 12.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
 China will aim for a peak in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, while the United States will strive to cut total emissions by more than a quarter by 2025, as the two countries try to drive through a new global climate pact in Paris next ...
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Guest: Create more pathways for urban nature 11.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
It’s the smaller things in life that can have a major impact on the environment; take bees, for instance, writes guest columnist Mark Winston.
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15 Baby Chickens Now Safe And Warm After Being Used As Props In Awful Prank 11.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A letter carrier turned up earlier this month with 15 baby chickens and a strange, disturbing story. The chickens, the postal worker said, had been sent to a woman on his delivery route in the nation's capital. Accompanying the tiny birds was a note, from the recipient's ex, making a crude comparison between the animals and the woman. Insulted, and perhaps feeling heartlessly flummoxed upon receiving 15 unexpected baby chickens in the mail, the woman said she was going to throw the animals in the garbage. That's when the letter carrier took back the birds and delivered them to the D.C. offices of the Humane Society, which then brought them to the Washington Humane Society , which in turn contacted the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in nearby Poolesville, Maryland. "I was very surprised by this story, I thought I had heard everything, but this was a new one," says Terry Cummings, one of Poplar Spring's co-founders. "Definitely had never heard of baby chicks being used as a spiteful statement after a ...
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Sea Lion Attacks Diver Off Santa Barbara Coast (VIDEO) 8.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Sea lions may be adorable -- they surf , they snuggle , they even boogie -- but they can also be terrifying. One freediver had a close call with an aggressive sea lion while spearfishing off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Chris Okamoto was using his GoPro to film the open ocean when a colony of sea lions swam around him , according to the Daily Mail. " At first, it looked like they were just curious ," Okamoto told the Daily Mail. He said he had been in similar situations before, "but this one came much closer and as soon as it rushed toward me, I swung the butt of my gun up and it stopped ...
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Friday Fun: Urban gardening builds strong, cohesive communities 8.11.2014 THE CITY FIX
CNN recently described Cape Town, South Africa as being in the midst of a “vegoultion,” with hundreds of new community gardens and urban farms popping up throughout the city in recent years. The city’s “Green Clusters” are helping to improve ...
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Look what you can grow in your toilet! 7.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Cape Town is being overrun by farms. They're spilling out of parking lots, overtaking lawns, even growing out of old TV sets. The vegolution is here!
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Vegetables stolen from Downers Grove garden plot 6.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Vegetables were reported stolen out of a community garden managed by the park district late last month, according to ...
Bedtime for Needham garden 6.11.2014 Durango Herald
The realization that agriculture is a year-round endeavor came to the fore this week at Needham Elementary School during Farmer Days. Sandhya Tillotson, the executive director of the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, was guiding students as they shut down growing beds for the winter.But Tillotson’s mind also was on...
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In Cambria, rift over water treatment plant is a drain on parched town 4.11.2014 LA Times: Environment
They're the trees that gave this quaint Central Coast village its nickname: Cambria Pines by the Sea.
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Cat Hiking Is A Real Thing. A Real, Wonderful Thing That You Can Experience 3.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Every day at Best Friends animal sanctuary in southern Utah , cats are fitted up with a harness and leash and taken for an amble through the spectacular scenery. "The reality is a lot of these cats are going to spend the rest of their lives here," says Michelle Warfle, a former aerospace engineer who is now the cat manager at Best Friends Animal Society . "So we need to enrich their life as much as possible. And getting them outside is just fun for them." Best Friends' Utah sanctuary has around 1,700 animals in total -- dogs, horses, pigs, birds and rabbits among them, in addition to the 550-600 cats under Warfle's care. This photo shows dogs being walked at the Best Friends sanctuary in a gorgeous part of Utah . Image credit: Best Friends As with dogs, taking cats out hiking helps them burn off extra energy. It helps keep them from getting bored and also gives them the opportunity for one-on-one time with their favorite humans, who may be full-time staff or even sanctuary volunteers . Some of the cats ...
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Automated undercounter garden promises zero-mile micro-greens and herbs 31.10.2014 TreeHugger
Grow fresh greens & herbs year-round in your kitchen with the dishwasher-sized Urban Cultivator, a computer-controlled micro-garden.
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11 Of The Scariest Looking Creatures In The Animal Kingdom 31.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We share earth with some amazing, yet terrifying creatures. This Halloween we've gathered together some of the creepiest looking animals we could find. From the bottom of the ocean to the tops of trees, these scary critters hail from all over the world. Many are very rare or hide out in secluded locations (like the bottom of the ocean) so you're probably safe from crossing their paths. Probably. 1. Aye-aye These rare primates are found only in Madagascar . 2. Star-Nosed Mole This mole is nearly blind, but that creepy looking tentacle makes up for it by providing an excellent sense of touch . 3. Goliath birdeater This mammoth tarantula can take down birds and small animals ( see it in action here ). 4. Gharial The gharial is one of the largest of the crocodiles and its long snout is filled with razor-sharp teeth . 5. Lamprey Lamprey are long, eel-like fish that can suck blood . 6. Goblin Shark Photo by Hungarian Snow via Flickr This shark is very rarely seen as it lives deep in the ocean . 7. Hairy ...
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White Bear Lake nursery closing, Lakeshore Players moving in 29.10.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

When Bruce Bauer was 10, he started working at the garden center on Payne Avenue , just across the street from his grade school in St. Paul.

New guide from ASLA highlights urban green, literally, in Portland 27.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   As many readers know, I am a huge fan of the American Society of Landscape Architects and their leadership on thoughtful ways to integrate nature into our cities.  It’s easy to take nature for granted when we are in...
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How thoughtful landscape architecture nourishes the city 27.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
  As many readers know, I am a huge fan of the American Society of Landscape Architects and their leadership on thoughtful ways to integrate nature into our cities.  It’s easy to take nature for granted when we are in the middle of it, but that’s a mistake:  After decades of suburban sprawl, we’re finally on a more urban trend in the US.  That’s a very good thing, but it’s easy to forget as we add more urban development to our cities that we humans are biophilic creatures.  We need green along with the gray , though in cities we need it to be designed to support rather than supplant urban function.  ASLA is better than any other organization I know at showing how it’s done best. To that end, the organization has a growing suite of educational products (not least of which is the Society’s terrific blog, The Dirt ).  One of my favorites is its new series of online Landscape Architect’s Guides to major American cities.  Clicking your way through these virtual tours of both well-known and hidden green gems ...
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Churches responding to uptick in cremation 26.10.2014 Philly.com News
Steve Morton read a few years ago that changing religious views, convenience, and the recession were leading more people to choose cremation. As the senior pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downingtown, he knew he had to respond.
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