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Mural mania: Inside Steamboat’s outdoor artwork 30.10.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat may not have the street art scene of LA’s Sunset Strip, but its multitude of murals paint a different picture. Scattered throughout town, these hidden masterpieces adorn area buildings, bathrooms, alleyways and more, giving passersby a glimpse into artists’ styles and Steamboat’s support of the arts. Manning the brush behind most of them is local artist Chula Beauregard, who has pursued a career in mural painting since 1997 and is passionate about the value of public art. “It’s been hugely satisfying working with various groups in town and doing my best to represent their vision,” she says. “Murals can act as a visual language of our culture and signposts for our town, celebrating what makes our community so special.” Bike Town USA Location: Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare Artist: Chula Beauregard To see Steamboat’s communal passion for biking, look no farther than the 12-foot-by-20-foot mural on the side of Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare downtown. Adorning the store’s eastern brick wall since 2011, ...
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Castle Rock family recognized for edible landscaping 30.10.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
On a foot-by-foot basis, there may not be a property in Douglas County with a more diverse array of edible plant life than the suburban lot where Andy and Kimberly Hough live in Castle ...
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Phinney Ridge offers strong sense of community 28.10.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Population: 8,779 Location: Phinney Ridge is bordered by 8th Avenue Northwest to the west; North 80th Street to the north; Aurora Avenue North (State Highway 99) to the east; and Northwest Market Street, then North 50th Street to the south. Why people move to this neighborhood: Since it’s situated on top of a hill, Phinney […]
In the capital for expatriate Vietnamese, edginess grows about Tet party 26.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Squeezed into Cho Cu, awaiting orders of crunchy baguettes filled with fragrant lemongrass chicken and garlic pork, the sandwich shop customers talked — more than a bit nervously — about Little Saigon's Tet Festival and just who owes whom.

The troubles began a couple years ago, when the group that...

Denver police evict homeless advocates from community garden 25.10.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver police arrested 10 protesters Saturday night who were angered by Denver Housing Authority plans to sell land now occupied by a community garden to a private ...
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Photos: Tongva Park in Santa Monica proves a paradise can grow from a paved parking lot 24.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Tongva Park is a real-life reversal of Joni Mitchell's familiar lyric, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

What was once a large, flat parking lot opposite Santa Monica City Hall is now a garden paradise thriving as an ecologically smart community park, with hills, winding paths and...

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FBI to help Florida sheriff probe police shooting of black musician 24.10.2015 Yahoo: US National

Handout photo of Corey JonesThe Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, facing public criticism for its handling of prior officer-involved shootings, said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had accepted the request in the case of Corey Jones, a 31-year-old drummer who was shot early Sunday. Local politicians and activists say the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office has lost the public's trust and that the FBI was already looking into one 2013 incident.

Corey Jones was shot three times by Florida police officer who never showed badge, say lawyers for slain man's family 23.10.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
No police lights. No badge. Three bullets. Corey Jones, a popular church drummer from Boynton Beach, was shot three times without ever seeing police lights or a badge from the plainclothes Palm Beach Gardens police officer who approached him, according to attorneys for his family. Jones' family ...
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Jewel Box: Affordable & sustainable prototype for rooftop living 22.10.2015 TreeHugger
Built with recycled materials, water harvesting and solar power in mind, this prototype might be one way that dense, rapidly developing cities could provide sustainable housing to residents.
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How do you grow a 2,000-pound pumpkin? It’s complicated 22.10.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

A Rhode Island man was the first person in the world to break the 2,000-pound, or 1-ton, barrier when he grew a 2,009-pound pumpkin.
How do you grow a 2,000-pound pumpkin? It's complicated 22.10.2015 Yahoo: US National

Giant-pumpkin grower Ron Wallace holds a single seed at the pumpkin patch in his garden outside his home in Greene, R.I., Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — Ron Wallace grows pumpkins nearly the size of a Fiat.

A salad grows at the Getty Center: Artist Julia Sherman on the roots of her unusual project 22.10.2015 LA Times: Commentary

It's no secret that a number of Getty Center visitors spend little time in the galleries and a lot of it in the photogenic gardens designed by artist Robert Irwin, meandering along the descending tree-lined walkway, through the bougainvillea arbor and around the geometric arrangement of azalea...

Durango councilors face tough budget decisions 21.10.2015 Durango Herald
The Durango City Council heard pitches for funding Tuesday focused on tourism, energy efficiency and gardening.The board faced tough budget decisions for a few programs and considered new gardening ideas to fund in 2016. The councilors weighed cutting staff from the Durango Visitors Center in Santa Rita Park to help balance the...
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Here's why JetBlue is farming at a New York airport 20.10.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The goal of the tarmac farm? To promote urban agriculture, make a living lab for children, and supply crew members with free produce.
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'Farm To Air'? Why JetBlue Is Farming At A New York Airport 20.10.2015 NPR News
JetBlue has built a farm right outside its terminal at New York's JFK International Airport. It's the first urban farm at a U.S. airport. But will passengers ever get to harvest or eat the food?
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Reinventing New Jersey as 'Garden State' with ethnic crops, tourism 18.10.2015 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
By Barbara Goldberg VINELAND, N.J. (Reuters) - Craving a taste of his native Liberia 4,500 miles (7,200 km)away, maintenance worker Alfred Jones drove just 20 miles from his New Jersey home and waded knee deep into rows of pick-your-own African vegetables at Morris Gbolo's World Crops Farm. The Garden State's newest crops were ready for harvest and Jones plucked baseball-sized eggplants known in Liberia as bitter balls and a tiny yet tangy plant called kittely to make the traditional stews he loved as a boy. New Jersey, officially nicknamed "The Garden State" since 1954, is striving to revitalize its farming ...
Tour this DIY aquaponics system made from plywood and no pond liner (Video) 17.10.2015 TreeHugger
Aquaponic systems aren't cheap, but here's how one homeowner built his own system using off-the-shelf parts, and without a pond liner.
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Inside Africa's 'Garden of Eden' 16.10.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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Ridley students get grant for school garden 16.10.2015 News
DELAWARE COUNTY Students get $100K grant for garden FOLSOM Five years ago, a vacant courtyard on Ridley High School's property was so barren that a student mistook it for a cemetery.
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Some Austrians are rejecting refugees. This town threw them a garden party. 16.10.2015 Washington Post: World
Some Austrians are rejecting refugees. This town threw them a garden party.
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