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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,...

2011-08-18 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KTVU Channel 2, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today announced finalists for the Bay Area's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program. The winning Hero, to be chosen by an online public vote, will be awarded $5,000 to donate to the environmental nonprofit of his or her choice. The four finalists each will receive $1,250 to donate to their nonprofits of choice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) The...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

Lemonsforlimes.com is a new online platform allowing gardeners within a community to come together to share and trade the bounty of their gardens with others nearby. Home gardeners can now play an important role in support of sustainable living by expanding local food sources in their communities. Folsom, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 There is a lot of talk about sustainable living and creating sustainable local food sources. While this is an important goal for communities the question is what...

2011-08-08 08:17:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) are seeking nominations for Atlanta's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program, a national awards program to honor and celebrate conservation in everyday life. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) Nominations are being accepted through August 12 at 5:00 p.m. To nominate an individual, visit wsbtv.com/CoxConservesHeroes. The Cox Conserves Heroes program asks local...

2011-08-01 07:00:00

Robust web component launched in conjunction with the show at kcet.org/ediblegarden featuring video gardening tips, new blog and more LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KCET SoCal Connected anchor Val Zavala, hosts a special program spurred by the growing popularity of vegetable gardening across Southern California, airing August 16 at 8 p.m. on KCET. The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground is an informative "starter kit" for anyone who has been thinking of joining the...

2011-07-19 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The public has weighed in and nominated environmental heroes who volunteer to ensure a greener San Diego. The Cox Conserves Heroes awards program, sponsored by Think Blue San Diego, the City of San Diego's storm water pollution prevention program, has named three youth and three adult finalists for the awards. The finalists will receive $35,000 in cash prizes that will be donated to their non-profits of choice. (Logo:...

2011-07-18 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Promise, the leading international organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, and charitybuzz, the leader in online charity auctions, today announced two auctions to be held this summer to benefit Millennium Promise. The auctions will run from July 18 - August 2, and from August 16 - September 13, at www.charitybuzz.com/millenniumpromise. A diverse cross-section of Millennium Promise's friends and supporters has donated auction...


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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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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