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2011-09-14 16:15:00

A new online garden exchange is helping gardeners move away from the industrial food chain for healthier, fresher food. Folsom, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Cantaloupe with listeria, spinach with e coli, jalapenos with salmonella. Tainted produce is a legitimate concern in todayâs society where produce is brought in from all over the world. Government investigators can sometime take weeks to track the source of tainted produce, leaving the public uneasy. While most gardeners...

2011-09-07 13:30:00

458 registered FixPhillyDistricts.com users created over 1,200 plans. 31 plans submitted for judging, prizes, and a chance to be published in local news media Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 On August 5, Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company announced the launch of FixPhillyDistricts.com (http://fixphillydistricts.com/), the first online public redistricting competition ever held in Philadelphia. The contest, the result of efforts led by NewsWorks,...


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Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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