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2011-06-22 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KTVU Channel 2, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is seeking nominations for the San Francisco Bay Area's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program, a national awards program that honors volunteers and celebrates conservation. A total of $10,000 will be donated to the winner and finalists' environmental nonprofits of choice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) The Cox Conserves Heroes program asks...

2011-06-21 12:16:56

Getting down and dirty is good for you Did you ever make mud pies as a kid? Remember how good it felt to get your hands in the dirt, to run through the sprinkler, and get pollen from a sweet-smelling flower on your nose? Most kids who grow up in cities today never have this experience. But the latest research is about to change all that. Jill Litt, PhD, author and associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Public Health and University of Colorado Boulder has been studying...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Three outstanding community gardens from across the United States have been honored with 2011 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards. The awards are sponsored by http://www.naturehills.com. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Three outstanding community gardens from across the United States have been honored with 2011 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards. The awards are sponsored by Nature Hills Nursery, a web-based retailer of plants and gardening products at...

2011-06-01 14:10:00

EXTON, Penn., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, will showcase its orthotics and prosthetics services at The Amputee Coalition of American (ACA) 25th Annual Conference, June 2 - June 4, The Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, MO. Physiotherapy Associates will be located in Booth #206 at this year's event. The Physiotherapy Associates booth will be staffed by members of the orthotics and prosthetics...

2011-06-01 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KTVU Channel 2, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched San Francisco Bay Area's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes, a national awards program to honor and celebrate conservation in everyday life. By showcasing unsung heroes, KTVU Channel 2 and TPL hope to inspire more people to take an active role in neighborhood conservation, while also providing financial support to local environmental nonprofits. (Logo:...

2011-05-31 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is seeking nominations for San Diego's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. PT on June 6. A total of $35,000 will be donated to the winner and finalists' environmental nonprofits of choice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) Sponsored locally by Think Blue San Diego, the program seeks the public's help...

2011-05-13 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in a professional sporting event in the U.S., the USA Pro Cycling Challenge today announced the donation of the competition's presenting title sponsorship to Millennium Promise, the leading international non-profit organization solely committed to helping end extreme poverty. With the new official title "USA Pro Cycling Challenge for Millennium Promise," this donation will introduce the organization's life-saving work to the...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Birds Nest Foundation (Birds Nest), a 501(c)3 organization founded to provide services to other non-profit organizations, today announced it has donated edible, academic gardens to 100 public schools throughout the New York City boroughs. Birds Nest Founder and CEO Avis Richards, in partnership with The United States of Food's "Ground Up Campaign," is kicking off the initiative today with an academic garden planting event at P.S. 86 Kingsbridge Heights...

2011-05-06 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched San Diego's third annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) Sponsored locally by Think Blue San Diego, the program seeks the public's help to nominate adults and youth who volunteer their time to create, preserve or enhance places for everyone to enjoy. Whether picking up litter, starting a recycling...

2011-04-19 07:45:00

LODI, Calif., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi continues to support Giving through Growing (GTG) - a partnership with the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) dedicated to developing and enriching communities through gardening of fresh foods. This year's program springs to life with a new, nationwide contest to award four extraordinary 'Heroes' with monetary support totaling $40,000 to act on their vision to positively...


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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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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