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Skunk Hollow vegetable garden earns blue ribbon 13.10.2014 Philly.com News
DELAWARE COUNTY Vegetable garden earns blue ribbon RADNOR The Skunk Hollow Community Garden in Radnor Township has received a blue ribbon in the vegetable garden category of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's gardening and green contest.
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Ojai shops reflect the town's artistic soul 11.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
Wilder’s Center for Social Healing treats refugees' trauma with culturally focused care 10.10.2014 MinnPost
The Center for Social Healing sits on a hilly, wooded lot on a quiet street in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Because today is a Monday, it’s the day when members of the Karen refugee community gather at the center to get help filling out paperwork, to cook, to go on outings around the Twin Cities, and, most important, to just sit together and talk.  The center, with its circle of mismatched chairs and sofas and large commercial kitchen, has occupied this bright, airy building on the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation ’s Lafond Avenue campus since February 2013. Before that, the program shared space in the building next door. The result of an emerging priority at Wilder to provide culturally responsive services, the center was designed to be a comfortable — and comforting — home base for members of the many Southeast Asian refugee communities who have resettled in St. Paul. It’s a community center of sorts, one that also provides a unique, culturally centered form of mental health care for its users, mainly ...
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Refugees’ trauma is treated with conversation, companionship at Wilder’s Center for Social Healing 10.10.2014 MinnPost
The Center for Social Healing sits on a hilly, wooded lot on a quiet street in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Because today is a Monday, it’s the day when members of the Karen refugee community gather at the center to get help filling out paperwork, to cook, to go on outings around the Twin Cities, and, most important, to just sit together and talk.  The center, with its circle of mismatched chairs and sofas and large commercial kitchen, has occupied this bright, airy building on the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation ’s Lafond Avenue campus since February 2013. Before that, the program shared space in the building next door. The result of an emerging priority at Wilder to provide culturally responsive services, the center was designed to be a comfortable — and comforting — home base for members of the many Southeast Asian refugee communities who have resettled in St. Paul. It’s a community center of sorts, one that also provides a unique, culturally centered form of mental health care for its users, mainly ...
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Creating cherished memories at the Hayden Harvest Festival 10.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
When: 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 11 Where: Case Enterprise Flower and Garden Center, 821 Industrial Ave. As Monica Case was growing up, she remembers attending Halloween festivals, dressing for the occasion in costume, bobbing for apples, snacking on popcorn balls and dancing to the "Monster Mash." Today, she has recreated the atmosphere she remembers so vividly at the annual Hayden Harvest Festival, an annual event she began five years ago. On Saturday, the festival will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Case Enterprise Flower and Garden Center, 821 Industrial Ave. With the Parks & Recreation Board serving as volunteers, the festival has added a pumpkin patch, a straw maze, pumpkin bowling and face painting to the mix of activities for the day. In addition, there will be gourd painting, a balloon pop, cookie decorating and a carmel apple buffet. “My mom instilled in me to give back to the community; she was my inspiration for my creativity from what she did for us as kids,” Case said. Case is an avid believer ...
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Making a splash in Manayunk 8.10.2014 Philly.com News
Philadelphia's ambitious $2.4 billion, 25-year storm-water management program hinges on innovative practices such as porous pavement, green roofs, and rain gardens to soak up the first flows of rainfall.
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Events to showcase local harvest 8.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Planting a seed evokes feelings of anticipation, hopeful expectations and patience while waiting for the first sight of a sprout, Robyn Washburn said. “That’s why you garden: for that magic that happens when you put a little tiny seed in the ground, and then you can get huge amounts of food just from that,” said Washburn, a student with the sustainable studies program at Colorado Mountain College. With a bountiful harvest that came from the initial planting in May, Yampatika has partnered with CMC’s sustainable studies and culinary programs for the second annual Garden-to-Table event at Legacy Ranch at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center. Celebrating collaboration, community and local food, the event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $75 and include beer and wine. Call 970-871-9151 to purchase and reserve a spot at the table. On Tuesday morning, the students and organizers were cleaning a large quantity of potatoes grown along with a number of carrots, beets, herbs, radishes and ...
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Critics find CTC’s ‘Seedfolks’ a delight 8.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Children’s Theatre Company’s latest production, “Seedfolks” is based on the book by Paul Fleishchman, in which 13 narrators tell the story of the first year of a community garden in an immigrant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. In CTC’s production, all 13 characters are portrayed by local talent Sonja Parks. Critics found the performance a great…
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How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? Anthony Bellotti Has A Plan 7.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Anthony Bellotti's day job is working as a Republican strategist specializing in opposition research, with clients that have included Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s re-election campaign, anti-Obamacare efforts and various pro-life campaigns. "But by night I advocate for animals trapped in the government’s taxpayer-funded experimentation laboratories," he says. "Ending forced taxpayer-funded animal experimentation is my life’s work. It’s my calling. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning, it’s the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep." A few years ago, Bellotti merged these two paths with White Coat Waste , a nonprofit whose aim is making folks on the right care about the estimated 25 million vertebrates used every year in U.S.-based laboratories -- many in horrific-sounding experiments, many of which are funded with taxpayer dollars. How many dollars? Bellotti estimates at least $12 billion in tax funding per year goes toward animal testing; PETA ...
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Every room counts when selling home 4.10.2014 Durango Herald
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with.But when your house is on the market, every room has a role to play to make...
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'Honey Badger' Narrator Wants You To Care About Controversial Baby Monkey Experiment 4.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Remember Randall, the sassy narrator from the " Honey Badger Don't Care " video? Well, he's back as the narrator of a new video, put out by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, that calls for an end to controversial baby monkey experiments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism describes the National Institutes of Health-funded research as follows: The experiment by UW psychiatrist Ned Kalin, approved in April, calls for removing 20 newborn monkeys from their mothers and subjecting them to anxiety-inducing tests [such as introducing them to live snakes]. After just over a year, the monkeys will be euthanized so that their brains, along with those of 20 animals in a control group, can be studied with newly developed brain-imaging equipment. ALDF's blog post about the video quotes Randall on why he's come out against the monkey experiments. "I want everyone to know we live in a world which has a very hard time learning from its past," he says. "I created this ...
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Turning a West Phila. warehouse into a studio with garden 4.10.2014 Philly.com News
Tears trickled from Rashida Ali-Campbell's eyes Friday morning as she watched volunteers turn old tires and empty beer cans into a haven for the have-nots in her West Philadelphia neighborhood.
My Dog and I Did a Fitness Boot Camp Together. I Know What You're Thinking. 3.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
My idea of a good workout is a nice long walk , and my dog thinks that is even a bit too strenuous. It seemed we were both going to push past our natural laziness on a recent evening, when we turned up at a park in Northern Virginia for an hour-long class that combines fitness for people and dogs, and a dollop of obedience training . Murray's favorite form of physical activity is lifting his head up off of the couch to see if the cats are doing something naughty. He is an obedience school dropout Karen Krieg spent a decade working in politics. Deciding she "wanted to help people," she says, she moved onto being a fitness trainer for humans and then an obedience trainer for dogs -- then realized that she could pull the best elements of both fields together, into an efficient hour-long session. "D.C. is a place where everyone is busy," Krieg explains. She began running Thank Dog! Bootcamps about two years ago. (Thank Dog! is a California-based company with licensed outposts in a smattering of other places ...
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Harvest could lower Washington marijuana prices 2.10.2014 AP Washington
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Green pastures and barbed wire surround eight grow tents. Irrigation tubes guide water through neat rows. Seasonal employees tie up branches heavy with the fall crop....
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The Outhouse — And Other Rooms — Get A 21st Century Makeover 2.10.2014 NPR News
Some people are spending more time in their backyard — in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.
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California community reels after mayor shot dead 2.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
She was his high school sweetheart and wife of 28 years. He was mayor of the modest Los Angeles suburb where they moved and had two kids just after they were married.
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Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu 2.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste.

Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu
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California community comes to grips with shooting death of mayor in fight with son and wife 2.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Volunteers Rescue Dog Covered In Rock-Solid Tar, And He's A Whole New Pup After A Little TLC 2.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This poor dog was found stuck to the ground near a construction site in northwestern India, encrusted in a solid coat of tar. A passerby who saw him called the rescue group Animal Aid Unlimited , which cares for street animals. Volunteers brought the pup back to AAU's sanctuary, then spent two days rubbing vegetable oil on the dog in order to loosen the tar. The rescue took place in mid-August. Get ready for your tear ducts to loosen when you see how happy this pup is now: "There was no way he could have come out of his own, without any intervention," Claire Abrams, co-founder of Animal Aid Unlimited, told CNN . Abrams says that the dog has been vaccinated and is recovering nicely at Animal Aid's sanctuary in Udaipur, where he now lives among the group's dogs, donkeys, cows, cats and other resident animals, many of whom have their own remarkable , heartbreaking rescue ...
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Forging community at The Hillman City Collaboratory 2.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
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