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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...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), announced that Chris Clifford is Virginia's 2011 Cox Conserves Hero. Sponsored in Virginia by Casey Auto Group, Cox Conserves Heroes honors individuals who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor places for everyone to enjoy. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) Clifford was nominated for the program, selected as a finalist by...

2011-04-14 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the United States Botanic Garden, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) today announced a multi-year community outreach initiative, GRO1000, that will result in the creation of at least 1,000 community gardens and green spaces by 2018, the company's 150th anniversary. "There are benefits that only a garden can provide, and we're honored to help bring some of these benefits to neighborhoods, schools and communities," said Jim Hagedorn,...

2011-04-13 15:13:47

Major philanthropic foundations in global health, which often influence and shape the international global health agenda, have links with food and pharmaceutical corporations that could constitute a conflict of interest to the foundations' philanthropic work, reveals a new analysis published in this week's PLoS Medicine. Professor David Stuckler of Harvard University in Boston, USA, Dr. Sanjay Basu of University of California, San Francisco, and Professor Martin McKee of London School of...

2011-03-16 00:00:29

Bridging the Gaps with the New Metrics of Relative Influence and Sentiment Analysis, Soovox Puts Together a Jigsaw Puzzle for the Evolving Influence Measurement Industry San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Soovox announced that it has launched a fresh Influence measuring site, http://SocialIQ.co/, a spin-off application from soovox.com to measure users' online social influence drawing on the key concepts of Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point, which describes how traditional off-line...

2011-03-11 16:43:09

Study co-authored by Columbia Business School professor and Harvard University Ph.D finds that incentives can allow free riders to abuse environments that follow informal norm enforcement A study by Professor Stephan Meier, Assistant Professor, Management at Columbia Business School, and co-author Andreas Fuster, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University Department of Economics, which was published in Management Science, an INFORMSR publication, found that while monetary incentives in the...

2011-03-07 08:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today announced finalists for Virginia's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) 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....

2011-02-15 00:02:48

A new website, GiveBack.org, helps anyone establish a personal foundation for charitable giving "“ turning them into a philanthropist like a Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, or Rockefeller. The website makes it easy to manage one's charitable giving and, best of all, grow their foundation's assets doing ordinary things, helping ordinary people donate beyond their ordinary means. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) February 14, 2011 A new website, GiveBack.org, aims to turn nearly everyone into a...


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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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