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  • Urban Agriculture Could Potentially Produce a Tenth of the World's Food.

    05/13/2018 1:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Indy Week ^ | April 25, 2018 | Amanda Abrams
    This weekend, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is holding its popular Piedmont Farm Tour, which opens forty-five Triangle-area farms to the public. General interest in traditional farming is well-established here; this is the twenty-third year of the tour. But meanwhile, there's a rising fascination, in the region and around the nation, with another kind of farming: urban agriculture. There seems to be momentum behind the conviction that the collective cultivation of underutilized public spaces such as empty lots and rooftops just might save the world. Growing food in a city is hands-on and hyper-local, it requires few chemicals and gives...
  • Put a tiny garden in your house with Wall Farm

    10/01/2016 4:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Treehugger ^ | September 30, 2016 | Derek Markham
    Presenting YAUGU (yet another urban grow unit). We've highlighted many variations of indoor gardening systems over the years, some of them simple and low tech and some of them with decidedly 'smart' features, and all of them with the same goal: to help people grow some of their own food inside their homes. You don't necessarily need one of these purpose-built growing units to start an indoor garden, as DIY versions can be much cheaper to build (although perhaps lacking some of the automated features), but for those who aren't into making their own indoor planters, there are certainly many...
  • Defending His Daffodils, an Eighth Avenue Gardener Keeps a Busy City at Bay

    04/27/2016 2:11:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-26-16 | JAMES BARRON
    Donald Wolfe said he would walk there from his apartment on West 50th Street in Manhattan — 38 steps to the elevator, 54 steps through the lobby, 75 steps down the block to the corner and 37 steps across Eighth Avenue. First he put the jug with the water on his wheelchair. His oxygen tank was already in place, on the back. Off he went, pushing the wheelchair, a transport device for the garden supplies if not, at the moment, the gardener. He was not shuffling. Not shambling. But not speedwalking, either. “We’re so dry right now,” said Mr. Wolfe,...
  • A Walk In the Garden

    03/30/2016 11:46:15 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 25 replies
    A tease thread for those who can't wait for spring Color my world Morning Mist in a Daylily Garden Cooley's Iris Garden Edge Hill Gardens PORTLAND, OR- JAPANESE GARDEN Luscher Farm's Clematis Collection IRIS, NOT JUST A NAME Morning Mist in a Daylily Garden
  • Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat (N. California/S. Oregon)

    10/01/2014 3:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/1/14 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday. Concerns about the impact of pot farming were raised by the NOAA Fisheries Service in its final recovery plan for coho salmon in the region. The full plan was to be posted on the agency's website. A copy obtained in advance calls for determining then decreasing the amount of water that pot growers illegally withdraw from creeks where young fish struggle to survive. Pot...
  • Grow your own to save money 6 cold-weather plants that are perfect to plant this Fall

    09/30/2013 10:47:39 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 31 replies
    Clark ^ | 9-17-13 | Crystal Collins
    ost people think that Springtime is the time to start growing that vegetable or herb garden. But there are many types of plants that should mainly be grown during the cooler months. Fall is a great time to try your hand at growing leafy greens, and that makes this a great way to save some money on produce. If you end up with a good harvest, you'll have a bountiful source of vegetables while other people are paying higher prices for greens at the grocery store. Here are 6 cooler weather plants you may want to try your hand at...
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...

    03/29/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 166 replies
    Free Republic | March 29, 2013 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Vanity: National Agricultural Classification Survey - WTF?!

    01/10/2012 7:54:43 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 39 replies
    1/10/12 | dagogo redux
    Well, here’s the totalitarian state, right before my eyes! Today in the mail came a largish envelop for me from The “National Agricultural Statistics Service”, postage and fees paid by USDA Permit No. G-38. A prominant blocked off area on the envelop front stated in large bold letters, “YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW.” Also on the envelop and several places inside I find Obama-style logos for the USDA, and one with “AGRICULTURE COUNTS” around the outside, and at the base of the rolling landscape “NASS,” which stands for National Agricultural Statistics Service. That’s right: now we have a National...
  • The Garden City

    10/10/2011 6:10:05 PM PDT · by navysealdad
    Al Ain Paradise, as it is known, has found its way in the Guinness Book of World Records — which has recognised it as the world's largest garden. Many visitors said it was a unique experience to see millions of flowers in different colours, types, and settings.
  • Gardens were important to ancient civilizations

    09/01/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    We tend to think of garden design as a relatively new vocation. The truth told by archaeological findings not only lays such thoughts to rest, it tells a tale of a rich and ancient heritage of garden design. One such finding shows a garden of Ninevah, in present-day Iraq, that dates back to 650 BC. There are date palms, trees and shrubs of many types. True, an enemy's severed head is seen hanging from one of the trees, but times were different, or are they? They did like their gardens, however. Our vision of ancient Egyptian temples is one of...
  • Food Fight: Will the Federal Government Control Our Food?

    12/30/2010 8:29:09 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Big Government ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner. Yes, the week before Christmas, the 111th Congress of the United States gave Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services...
  • A Beautiful Day In Old England…..

    06/13/2010 2:50:52 PM PDT · by sussex · 46 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Aged ^ | 13/06/10 | the Aged P
    We thought we would share my wife’s pictures of the first true summer day of the year in England when we decided to drive from Sussex into Kent to visit Scotney Castle, now owned by The National Trust.
  • How to Grow Your Own Bird Seed in the Garden

    03/14/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 58 replies · 999+ views ^ | Date Unknown | By Gardengates, eHow Member
    Note: Other gardening articles and videos at the link. How to Grow Your Own Bird Seed in the Garden Member By Gardengates, eHow Member SNIPPET: "How to grow your own bird seed in the garden Watching wild birds is fascinating and delightful. People fill bird feeders in the garden to bring these colorful feathered friends into view. But you can attract your own birds by growing colorful flowers in your garden that will produce their favorite seeds. Here are some ideas on how to grow your own bird seed in the garden." Difficulty: Easy
  • Bill would let more back yards be like barnyards

    03/11/2010 7:15:01 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 119 replies · 1,754+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/10/2010 | Nancy Badertscher
    Some barnyard animals could be moving into back yards under a bill that cleared a House committee Wednesday. The bill would allow homeowners to have chickens, milk goats and rabbits -- as well as sizable fruit and vegetable gardens -- so long as the goal would be to feed their families. Local governments wouldn’t have much room to object, unless they have complaints about things like noise or odor that they're willing to take to court. Subdivision covenants would still apply, said Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta), sponsor of the “Georgia Right to Grow” bill.
  • A Seed Shortage May Come In 2010

    01/14/2010 10:58:57 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,393+ views ^ | 1-11-2010 | SUSAN REIMER
    A Seed Shortage May Come In 2010 By SUSAN REIMER THE BALTIMORE SUN Jan. 11, 2010, 10:39AM Will there be a shortage of vegetable seeds for gardeners in 2010? It is possible, says Barbara Melera, owner of the oldest seed house in the country, D. Landreth Seeds, formerly of Baltimore and now of New Freedom, Pa. After back-to-back good years — 2008's salmonella scares and 2009's poor economy send homeowners into the garden to grow their own food — you might expect a backslide in seed sales, Melera said. New gardeners get discouraged or bored. But, she said, “In 2009,...
  • Summer means tomatoes

    06/18/2009 10:11:01 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 58 replies · 1,228+ views
    Nmisscommentor ^ | June 17, 2009 | NMC
    So today, I had the first serious round of my great grandmother Hale’s sliced tomatoes, a recipe from the Hale House tea room in Glastonbury, CT from– I’m not sure– the twenties? It’s simple but guaranteed if the ingredients are exactly right– garden fresh tomatoes and basil, in particular. I’m posting this in part to taunt a regular reader in Maine, where high Summer has apparently not arrived to this extent....
  • HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of th

    03/26/2009 12:30:22 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 65 replies · 2,984+ views
    HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit the floor.  One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have read it.  As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is saying.  Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to this devastating legislation.  Devastating for everyday folks but great for factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a...
  • Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden [but arugula will make the cut.....]

    03/19/2009 4:38:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies · 2,942+ views
    Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden By MARIAN BURROS WASHINGTON — On Friday, Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of White House lawn to plant a vegetable garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets (the president doesn’t like them) but arugula will make the cut. While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a...
  • Gardens and Birds-A May 08 Garden Tour and the State Bird of Georgia

    06/02/2008 4:52:47 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 5 replies · 224+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 6/2/08 | Pat Fish
    Four weeks after quadruple coronary bypass and with THAT story told, time to pay attention to things that bring about an upbeat attitude. Not to mention an emotion so strong that it equates to nothing less than what life is all about and the joy of being able to live it. First, the state bird of Georgia decided to build a nest in my hedge roses. I was just so honored. We've got pics of both the hedge roses what took over the world and the Brown Thrasher which so availed itself of that thorny bush. Second, a video garden...