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2013-05-02 23:23:36

Plant the seeds of better health. Journeyworks Publishing´s brochure, “Community Gardens: 25 Things Everyone Should Know” can help build support for local garden projects. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 A study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health looked at a community garden in Salt Lake City and found that those who participated in the garden had a lower BMI (Body Mass Index) compared to peers who were not involved in the garden. A lower BMI...

2013-04-29 23:01:46

The new report - The State of Civil Society 2013 - catalogues the experiences of activists and non-governmental organisations across the world. It concludes that the optimism within civil society of 2012 has evaporated. Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 International development efforts are being undermined by the rising tide of legal restrictions, funding cuts and violence faced by civil society around the world, according to a new report from CIVICUS, the global civil...

Structural Balance Theory Applied To Animal Groups
2013-04-23 05:13:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans follow complex social situations to decide who to befriend or abandon. A new study that seeks to advance our understanding of the structure of animal social networks reveals that animals use the same level of sophistication in judging social configurations. Published this week in Animal Behaviour, this study is the first to apply a long-standing theory of social psychology — called "structural balance," the theory...

Community Gardens Produce Health Benefits 041913
2013-04-19 11:16:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Community gardens have long been thought to convey numerous health and social benefits to those who maintain them, but these benefits have never been the subject of scientific study. New research from a team of Utah-based scientists changes that through a study recently published in the“¯American Journal of Public Health. Led by Cathleen Zick, a professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah, the research...

2013-03-22 23:02:31

The American Community Gardening Association launches "Garden Aid" with Americana recording artists Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally. Support ACGA, watch the video & join the community here : http://www.nellrobinsonmusic.com/garden/ Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is thrilled at the response to “Garden Aid ” which was launched on the first day of spring and is happening around the country in urban and community gardens....

2013-02-25 23:00:35

Management, Technology and Strategy Firm Pursues Private, Secure Online Communities for Customers; Cites Need for Collaboration and Best Practice Sharing Irvington, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Enterprise Hive, creator of social business software and solutions, announces that Attain, LLC, which serves the higher education, public sector, and health industries, has selected Enterprise Hive for social business community, collaboration and content management services. Attain chose Enterprise...

Latest Community building Reference Libraries

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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