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2010-09-25 00:22:19

Scientists looked at the failure of coordination in sophisticated networks from the Web to flocking birds Individuals within a networked system coordinate their activities by communicating to each other information such as their position, speed, or intention. At first glance, it seems that more of this communication will increase the harmony and efficiency of the network. However, scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that this is only true if the communication and its...

2010-09-13 13:53:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- KTVU Channel 2, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today announced finalists for the San Francisco Bay Area's 2010 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. The public is being asked to vote now through Oct. 10 at...

2010-09-09 11:13:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is searching for Western Washington's third Cox Conserves Hero. Nominations end Monday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. PT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a) To nominate an individual, visit http://budurl.com/KIRO7. Following the nomination stage, the Cox Conserves Judging Circle, a group of local...

2010-09-08 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall is the best time for planting, so let's get things growing! Planting a backyard orchard or growing your own vegetables is easy with the help of the Great Park Fall Garden Workshops. Come learn about growing a sustainable home garden at the Orange County Great Park Farm & Food Lab beginning Saturday, September 18th. The workshops, organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County, will...

2010-08-30 23:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- MAVEN RESEARCH, (San Francisco, CA) the premier Global Knowledge Marketplace and online micro-consulting platform, today announced a strategic alliance with BUSINESS CONNECT CHINA (Shanghai, China), the leading provider of expert consultation services in the China market. Under the agreement, clients of Maven Research gain access to Business Connect China's (BCC) entire network of tens of thousands of experts in China, which is comprised of...

2010-08-17 12:06:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched the search for Western Washington's third Cox Conserves Hero. The Cox Conserves Heroes program encourages the public to nominate people in their community who create, preserve or enhance places for everyone to enjoy - parks, greenways, gardens, waterways, plazas, streets and public squares. These everyday heroes make our communities better places to live, work and play. Eligible...

2010-08-04 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Promise, the leading international nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, charged KCSA with building a website that "speaks to the entire world through accessible technology." Millennium Promise was co-founded by internationally renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs. Over the course of an accelerated three-month engagement, KCSA successfully designed, developed and delivered a website (www.millenniumpromise.org) that firmly...

2010-07-15 10:49:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced a nutrition services grant to help members of the Nationalities Service Center Senior Center tend their community garden in North Philadelphia. The food grown there is used in preparing meals for center members. "This innovative project is helping to provide fresh and nutritious food for center members and creates camaraderie by providing an area for older adults to tend to their gardens...

2010-07-07 02:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MAVEN RESEARCH, the premier Global Knowledge Marketplace and online micro-consulting platform, today announced the recent completion of its seed financing round of $1 million. Maven Research provides an easy-to-use, technology-enabled platform for micro-consulting and real-time research. Over 30 VC and PE firms, as well as product management teams, consulting firms, and researchers have accessed Maven's global network. As of April 2010, over...

2010-05-27 08:45:00

FREDERICK, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MasterGardening.com has redesigned its consumer website just in time for the busy growing season. Features of the new MasterGardening.com site include helpful content for beginner or more experienced gardeners and improved searching and social networking features. "We are very excited about our new website and the features we have added," says Jack Olive, Master Gardener and founder of leading garden retailer MasterGardening.com. "Our customers will...


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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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