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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...

2010-05-14 08:19:25

Networks permeate modern life, from Facebook to political allegiances. Now University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mathematicians and colleagues have developed a new technique for examining networks to help identify patterns and see how connections evolve. A paper describing their research appears in the May 14, 2010 edition of Science. One of the most prominent areas of network science is the study of what's called the "community structure" of a network. But until now, key methods could...

2010-04-28 13:14:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today that Jenga Mwendo was chosen as New Orleans' 2010 Cox Conserves Hero. The award was presented at Cox's annual Heroes Banquet today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) Mwendo was nominated for the program by a member of the community, selected as a finalist by local environmental leaders and ultimately named as the Hero after receiving the most...

2010-04-28 14:14:57

Communities with active participants demonstrate lower levels of crime and lower death rates In a set of papers just published in two leading scholarly journals, LSU sociology professor Matthew Lee reports that both violent crime and all-cause mortality rates are on average substantially lower in communities with a vibrant civic climate. Lee, currently a provost fellow in LSU's Office of Research and Economic Development, has been a central purveyor of the civic community paradigm over the...

2010-04-27 10:42:00

SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliff Sharples, founder of Shop.org and Garden.com today announced a new site, DigtheDirt.com, a social networking site optimized for people who love gardening. Just in time for Spring, the site includes an easy-to-use plant database with thousands of the most popular plants for home gardens, plus the ability to filter and search for plants based on over 100 attributes. Home gardeners can also easily find suppliers for the plants they wish to purchase. To...

2010-04-07 07:08:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Maven Research announced today that it has successfully launched its Global Knowledge Marketplace and has experienced significant growth in both its client base and number of registered Mavens since exiting its Beta period in January. Over the past year, Maven's clients have performed hundreds of Telephone Consultations with knowledgeable "Mavens" covering a diverse set of topics. Clients include individuals, corporate researchers, venture...

2010-04-05 16:10:00

Improvements in education, health, and women's empowerment are focus of visit GUMULIRA, Malawi, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madonna today visited Gumulira, a Millennium Village of approximately 5000 people in rural central Malawi. Raising Malawi, an organization co-founded by Madonna, has been a partner in the Millennium Villages project in Gumulira since its inception in 2006. Madonna was joined in Gumulira by Hans Vestberg, President & CEO of Ericsson, and Prof. Jeffrey...

2010-04-05 12:25:42

If you think Facebook, Twitter and other Web sites that foster online communication and interaction are merely vapid echo chambers of self-promotion, think again, say two University of Illinois professors who study computer-mediated communication and the Internet. According to Caroline Haythornthwaite and Lori Kendall, professors in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois, online interactions not only have positive outcomes for real-life, place-based communities,...

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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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