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Partnership hopes to bring compost to Omaha metro – KETV Omaha

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

KETV Omaha“Right now there’s no good source of organic compost and we need to replenish the soil every season,” said Brent Lubbert, co-owner of Big Muddy Urban Farm. Kitchen Table has sent out nearly 4,000 pounds of food waste to the compost heap. Google’s data …     

Sue Hamilton: Black plants add depth and sophistication to the garden – Knoxville News Sentinel

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Knoxville News SentinelAdmittedly, most so-called black plants aren’t really black at all. It’s rare to find a true black blossom or leaf in nature. Black plants are really flowers and foliage that have such deep color pigments of purple, maroon, burgundy, mahogany, or …     

Brandon Flowers hopes injuries are behind him – ESPN (blog)

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

ESPN (blog)Flowers has missed two games this season — one against the Denver Broncos due to a concussion suffered Oct. 19 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and another because of a lingering groin issue against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 14.Flowers, Verrett not practicingU-T San DiegoFlowers Returns Ahead of Florida HomecomingChargers.com all 35 news articles    

Dianthus shine as cool-season flowers – Monroe News Star

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monroe News StarDianthus Amazon Neon Cherry’s strong stems support brilliantly colored flower heads above 18- to 24-inch tall plants. Plant in full sun for a colorful landscape display, and use cut stems in floral arrangements. (Photo: Allen Owings/LSU AgCenter ).     

Tom Karwin, On Gardening: How to create a low-maintenance garden – Monterey County Herald

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tom Karwin, On Gardening: How to create a low-maintenance gardenMonterey County HeraldIf your soil has a higher percentage of any of the inorganic components, try digging in generous amounts of organic material, such as your choice of compost. Avoid adding sand or clay! If adding compost doesn’t help, consider building … mounds and …     

November Yard and Garden Calendar – Greensburg Daily News

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

November Yard and Garden CalendarGreensburg Daily NewsMoisten soil and refrigerate 10 to 13 weeks. Transfer to a cool, … Protect the graft union on rose bushes by mounding soil around the plants and adding mulch on top. … Remove crop and weed plant debris from the garden and add to the compost pile …     

Green Space | Fall is compost time – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Courier-JournalCompost improves soil texture. It counterintuitively encourages both better water holding and better drainage. It adds fertility. And over the long haul, annual addition of compost to your garden soil can actually make major improvements to your soil’s …     

Oregon Farmer Uses Conservation to Grow Farm, Giant Pumpkins – USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

USDA.gov (press release) (blog)It relies on preventative practices for weed, insect, and disease problems, uses nontoxic methods to manage problems if they do occur and improves the natural resources of the farm, including soil and water quality. “When it comes to … Mulching …     

Meeting Thursday on Corning soil study – Elmira Star-Gazette

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Elmira Star-GazetteResidents of Corning’s Houghton Plot neighborhood, such as Anna Becraft, shown here last summer, frequently encounter hunks of fill in their yards. A study is underway to determine the extent of fill and whether it poses a health hazard. (Photo: FILE …     

Downtown Home & Garden owner Mark Hodesh to sell business to employee – MLive.com

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

MLive.com… garden supply and home goods store at 210 S. Ashley St. as Hodesh steps back from his ownership role. Hodesh will continue to oversee Mark’s Carts outdoor food courtyard and Bill’s Beer Garden, and he will retain ownership of the building and …     

Mum mania: Lan Su Chinese Garden display, talks and chrysanthemum … – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Oregonian – OregonLive.comMum-vember kicks off Nov. 1 with Glin Varco, the garden’s horticulture director, giving a tour of the chrysanthemums on display. “With flower arrangements inside the buildings and hundreds of potted chrysanthemums outside, the garden will be filled …     

What to do in the garden this fall? – The News Journal

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

The News JournalWe normally recommend lawn seeding through the end of October. After October, the soil is too cold for good seed germination and the day length is also too short. … Use a garden hose or hoses to define the lawn spaces and then start filling the rest …     

Campus Garden builds community through agriculture – Liberty News

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Liberty News“Seeing how food is grown and what we do makes you appreciate where your food comes from, and just what it takes (to grow it),” said alumnus Chris Marvel (’07), the assistant garden manager. “And hopefully that will encourage our students to support …     

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF (EDF.PA), its interior minister said on Thursday. Seven nuclear plants across the country …Who is flying drones over French nuclear plants?QuartzUnidentified Drones Flew Over French Nuclear PlantsRIA Novosti all 33 news articles    

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens increases security after visitors steal plants – Daily Mail

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Daily MailGarden thieves have forced managers at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens to install plant-cages and CCTV cameras in an attempt to protect the world’s rarest plants. While most of the 3.5 million people who visit Sydney’s iconic inner-city gardens are …In the night garden: Botanics get bathed in ‘starlit glory’STV Edinburgh all 6 news articles    

Scientists grow miniature human stomachs from stem cells – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Guardian… family · women · home & garden · fashion · business · markets · companies · money · travel · USA · europe · UK · environment · development · cities · science selected · media · video · Science. › Stem cells · jobs · all topics · all contributors …Scientists grow a miniature human stomach from stem cellsMedical News TodayScientists grow tiny human stomachs in lab…

Nonprofit group Sustainable Environmental Education plants ‘pizza garden’ in … – The Whittier Daily News

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nonprofit group Sustainable Environmental Education plants ‘pizza garden‘ in …The Whittier Daily NewsHe demonstrated how to plant seed using toilet paper, which prevent the seeds from blowing away. “The concept behind a pizza garden is to show that everyone can grow plants for food,” said the release. “The food we grow is healthy, delicious and is the …     

Gazebo latest addition to Hampton High’s Remembrance Garden – Tribune-Review

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gazebo latest addition to Hampton High’s Remembrance GardenTribune-ReviewThe garden will continue to grow as more donations roll in, Evans said. There are plans to purchase three bronze benches, put in a curved sidewalk and add trees and flowers to the garden. The committee has raised about $20,000 over the past year, but …     

Death spiral? Short-term health plans grow as cheap alternative to ObamaCare – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fox NewsA short-term alternative to President Obama’s controversial health care plan could rob exchanges of the healthiest customers. (AP). A fast-growing, short-term alternative to ObamaCare that allows customers to get cheap, one-year policies could put the … and more    

Rain garden installed to capture stormwater runoff at IU Bloomington – IU Bloomington Newsroom

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rain garden installed to capture stormwater runoff at IU BloomingtonIU Bloomington NewsroomBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Office of Sustainability and the Campus Division have partnered to install the first on-campus, residential-area rain garden at IU Bloomington. The rain garden at Union Street Center was designed to mitigate …     

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