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BOOM PUNCH POW! AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN! 26.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
BOOM PUNCH POW! AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN!
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Your body needs to get back to work 25.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Your body needs to get back to work
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Fungal Diseases Are on the Rise -- Is Environmental Change to Blame? 21.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists and physicians are looking for clues to a worrying increase in fungal infections and exploring ways to reduce the threat. (Photo: Pixabay ) Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way -- make a donation to support our independent journalism. Fungi are everywhere -- from the mushrooms that decompose fallen logs in the forest, to the mold that grows in your bathtub, to the microscopic fungal cells that reside naturally on your skin. Scientists estimate there are 1.5 million species of fungi on the planet. They're a diverse group, bunched together by their ability to use digestive enzymes to break down and absorb nutrients from their surroundings -- a characteristic that makes some of them great decomposers. Fungi are, in essence, nature's first compost bin. Many of them also help plants grow or carry out other important ecosystem functions. And some fungi are pathogens, causing disease in plants and ...
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In the dirt with Ron Finley, the Gangsta Gardener 19.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ron Finley is standing in the deep end of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The pool is empty, has been empty for years, the water long ago replaced by an elaborate garden. The garden overflows the geometry of the pool, growing up the sides, in and out of buckets and boxes and pails, around brightly...

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Punch List: Fourth week in May is a good time to pay attention to your raised beds 19.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Need to maximize space for a garden or have challenging native soil or drainage issues? Install raised beds. Use them for all types of plants including vegetables, herbs, fruit, ornamental annuals, rock garden plants and perennials.
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Is Donald Trump a witch? 19.5.2017 Washington Post
Is Donald Trump a witch?
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The president is not a child. He's something worse. 17.5.2017 Washington Post
The president is not a child. He's something worse.
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This is not a crisis, Republicans say as a large spider slowly devours them 12.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This is not a crisis, Republicans say as a large spider slowly devours them
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Outside Voice: Catastrophic weather holds potential for the garden 12.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
The lure of damp soil warmed by sunny spring days is too much to resist. Weather or not, we are ready to see pea tendrils and lettuce and the feathery starts to carrots filling in the garden rows.
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Commentary: Gifts for every type of Colorado mom 12.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
If you’ve yet to shop for the mom in your life, consider getting her a gift based on who she is inside instead of shoving her into the generic one-size-mom-fits-all box provided by the greeting card industry.
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Peat moss: Good for plants but bad for the planet? 11.5.2017 Washington Post
Peat moss: Good for plants but bad for the planet?
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Ivanka Trump helps women who work in other books 9.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Ivanka Trump helps women who work in other books
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Dakotah McGinlay: Get informed about hemp 6.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Forget what your neighbors have told you. Industrial hemp is like the productive cousin of marijuana. Innovation and creativity have pushed hemp into a market that extends from clothing to food and can even replace materials such as plastic and concrete. If you can imagine the productivity of the marijuana industry, think about the byproducts of all that cannabis. As of legalities now, growers for marijuana must incinerate all their waste. No opportunity for compost or repurposing this extremely beneficial crop. Replacing concrete with hempcrete is a sustainable option for our economy and environment. Hempcrete is here; it’s a current technology that could be in your hand, on shelves, and fully biodegrading in our landfill. As we venture along the path to a sustainable future, these innovations are the vehicle that help us release the hold of our fossil fuel dependency. Hemp Technology Collective evaluated that “hempcrete is estimated to sequester 110 kg per cubic meter (depending on transportation) ...
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Steamboat Home & Garden Expo features more than 40 vendors 5.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Eager gardeners and residents who love home improvement projects can get a jump start on the summer season at the annual Steamboat Home & Garden Expo. What: Steamboat Home & Garden Expo When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 Where: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. More than 40 informational booths and vendors showcasing home and garden products and services are expected to take part in the event, which is likely to draw more than 1,000 guests to the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and includes a free barbecue provided by Steamboat Pilot & Today, Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co. and local 4-H volunteers. The expo will feature chicken poop bingo and a petting zoo, along with a visit from a baby buffalo named Cherry Bomb. KBCR will broadcast live from the event, where a $500 Weber Spirit gas grill from Ace Hardware and a $150 grillers meat bundle from Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co. will be given away. A variety of venders ready to ...
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'Donald Trump's Civil War' by Ken Burns 2.5.2017 Washington Post
'Donald Trump's Civil War' by Ken Burns
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An atmosphere of doubtlessnessness 1.5.2017 Washington Post
An atmosphere of doubtlessnessness
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Spectacular garden created from plants rescued from the compost pile 28.4.2017 Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZjae4Yzcw

Pearl Fryar of Bishopville, South Carolina created this incredible garden mostly from plants he saved from a local nursery's compost dump.

Ironically, according to Great Big Story, "When he first moved to the small town in the 1980s, he was almost unable to build his house because neighbors feared that as an African American, he wouldn’t keep up his yard."

Why we need to stop throwing out food and start thinking of it as a resource 27.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Before you toss that leftover food, consider composting. L.A. Compost shares tips and information
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Can urban farming combat food waste? Chatting with the founders of Alma Backyard Farms 26.4.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Sometimes combatting food waste is as simple as rethinking community and looking at your own backyard.
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Go inside One Gun Ranch, a gorgeous Malibu oasis where alpacas roam free 25.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Alice Bamford and Ann Eysenring's new book details their life on their 20 acre biodynamic farm in Malibu, One Gun Ranch.
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