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New garden cities must offer genuinely affordable homes, says charity – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The GuardianThe charity set up by the visionary founder of the garden city movement, Ebenezer Howard, has told the government it must guarantee affordable homes in four new towns if they are to be considered garden cities. Speaking out after planning minister Nick …     

Boulder business plants veggie beds for homeowners – Boulder Daily Camera

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boulder business plants veggie beds for homeownersBoulder Daily Camera“It’s … a foolproof method, a gardening service for people who want to grow more fresh, healthy food and do so in an easy and fun way,” he says. … At that point, he also adds soil amendments, so the garden will be ready for spring planting. Last …     

Jane Says: You Have Enough Room for a Garden – TakePart

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jane Says: You Have Enough Room for a GardenTakePartAccording to Barbara Damrosch, author of The Garden Primer, the most common mistake made by newbies is that they plant too much—too many crops, too many seeds, too many plants—and the upkeep or super-bountiful harvest is overwhelming. Small is … In …     

Eating flowers ‘could help reduce cancer risk’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Telegraph.co.ukEdible hedges: grow a vertical allotment. 22 Nov 2013. The study, in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, found that some edible flowers contain phenolics, a group of anti-inflammatory compounds which studies …Sprinkle flowers on food to be disease-freeTimes of IndiaEdible flowers can help build immunity: new studyNDTVGarnish food with edible flowers for disease-free life!Odisha Sun TimesNewswise (press release)all 21 news articles    

Harlem elementary school students to launch garden on Earth Day – New York Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New York Daily NewsHarlem elementary school students to launch garden on Earth Day. Harlem Grown, a community non-profit, will work with P.S. 197 students on Earth Day to launch a garden that will be used to grow vegetables and herbs. BY Michael J. Feeney. NEW YORK …     

Start a Summer Garden This Earth Day – Indian Country Today Media Network

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Start a Summer Garden This Earth DayIndian Country Today Media NetworkBut if you’re lacking the space and/or the ambition, it’s still entirely possible to grow a decent vegetable garden: in a container garden. Stop in on … Excess water in the soil will keep air from reaching the roots of your plants and will cause root …     

Using bugs—aphids, specifically—to spy on plants’ electrical communications – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ars TechnicaInternal communications in plants share striking similarities with those in animals, new research reveals. With the help of tiny insects, scientists were able to tap into this communication system. Their results reveal the importance of these … and more    

Bee-Friendly Garden Can Help Struggling Species – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bee-Friendly Garden Can Help Struggling SpeciesABC NewsLeave patches of bare soil, rocks and brush piles for use by ground-dwelling native bees. Add caterpillar host plants. “I can’t … “Another thing you can do is plant woody plants (elderberries, raspberries, sumac) with branches that have soft insides … and more     

Source: Steve Kerr interested in Knicks job, but wary of Garden culture – New York Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New York Daily NewsWhat concerns Kerr, according to a source, is whether he can be successful at Madison Square Garden, a place that has destroyed careers and ruined reputations under Garden chairman James Dolan. BY Frank Isola. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Published: …Pro Basketball|Another Coach Spun Out the Garden’s Revolving DoorNew York Times all 515 news articles    

Bird banding, spring garden tasks, DIY furniture and seed documentary premiere … – The Plain Dealer

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bird banding, spring garden tasks, DIY furniture and seed documentary premiere …The Plain DealerSPRING GARDEN TASKS: The first 2014 Buckeye Yard and Garden Line, a newsletter written by Ohio horticulture and gardening experts, includes spring garden clean-up tips written by Pamela J. Bennett. Read the compete article here; highlights are below …     

Coroner identifies 2nd person killed by Garden City house fire – WMBFNews … – WMBF

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WMBFIn addition to Lamb, four children also jumped from the second level of the home to escape the flames, according to Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue Assistant Chief J.R. Haney. Two children have been discharged from the hospital, two remain in …Easter morning fire in Garden City kills woman, sends 5 to hospitalsThe StateMan who jumped from burning building in Garden City diesMyrtleBeachOnline.comCoroner’s office identifies woman killed in Easter morning…

Botany and booze: Grow the perfect cocktail garden – WTOP

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WTOP“I was just in Mobile, Ala., and they can grow sugarcane and I was so jealous. Fresh cut sugarcane in a mojito? That is … When choosing plants and herbs to add to your cocktail garden, Stewart says, pick odd and interesting herbs that are not “the …     

Action Project: Madison expands compost effort, offers free introductory classes – Madison.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Action Project: Madison expands compost effort, offers free introductory classesMadison.comCompost, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency, consists of naturally cultivating organic waste material, which can then be used to supplement soil and grow plants. The potential of composting is being seriously explored and implemented in …     

Ground Works to start teaching garden – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ground Works to start teaching gardenSioux Falls Argus Leader“Eighteen months ago we approached the Arboretum education committee with the broad idea of an arboretum teaching garden and demonstration center, which would allow space for (South Dakota State University) Extension, Ground Works and others to …     

Garden project unites Homewood through self-sufficiency, veggies – Tribune-Review

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Garden project unites Homewood through self-sufficiency, veggiesTribune-Review“It’s nice to know that you can grow your own (vegetables) that are just as good as those in the expensive stores,” said Adrienne Stitt, 69, of Homewood, who has a Homegrown garden. On Monday, Phipps built its second raised garden bed of the spring in …     

Edible Flint extends deadline for veggie garden starter kits – The Flint Journal

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Edible Flint extends deadline for veggie garden starter kitsThe Flint JournalEquipped with all the materials to plant a garden as big as 30 feet by 50 feet, each kit comes with 18 kinds of vegetable seeds and 10 kinds of seedlings (tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, kale, collards, potatoes, watermelon, beans, carrots, beets …     

Practicing (drought) tolerance at the Botanical Garden plant sale – UC Berkeley

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

UC BerkeleyThe care and feeding of plants for personal enjoyment may require a little more planning during a drought like the one California is experiencing, and the UC Botanical Garden (UCBG) is making that task a little bit easier by focusing on water-wise …Perennials, annuals, herbs to be sold at gardenmessenger-inquirerPolo Woman’s Garden Club Plant Sale, April 26, 2014The Ogle County LifeMt. Laurel Garden Club holding annual plant sale on…

Use Science and Tech to Build the Ultimate Automated Garden – Wired

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Use Science and Tech to Build the Ultimate Automated GardenWiredUse Science and Tech to Build the Ultimate Automated Garden · Help Scientists Record One Day of Sound on Earth · These Are Some of the Oldest Living Things on Earth · Science Blogs · Sexual Healing: Bonobos Use Sex to De-Stress · Adorable Bees That …     

A front-yard garden gets squared away – Chicago Tribune (blog)

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

A front-yard garden gets squared awayChicago Tribune (blog)In Maine, Peter and my sister Rebekah have spent many years adding compost and other organic amendments to the land. And at the Temple Garden in Washington, where I had a community plot for a few years before it closed, gardeners spent 20-plus years …     

Richer soil from old bones – euronews

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

euronewsIt also helps them to better fight against pathogens. And at the end, this is what’s going to allow plants to yield better crops,” he says. The next step is marketing. At a waste treatment plant near Budapest, 5,000 tons of bio-compost are produced …     

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