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2012-12-11 20:20:24

HONOLULU, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A partnership of public agencies and non-profit organizations today announced the purchase of more than 1,700 acres of land from the estate of George Galbraith on Oahu, protecting it for farming rather than development. The land, near Wahiawa northwest of Honolulu, has been fallow since 2004, when Del Monte ceased growing pineapple there. George Galbraith, a native of Ireland, moved to Hawaii in the late 1800s, and died in 1904. The Bank...

2012-12-11 12:24:53

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A research study on online social networks reveals that networking sites can drive advertising revenue by encouraging the density of social ties, or boosting the level of friendship or social connections between users. According to the findings, in a forthcoming paper in Management Science, more connected users prompt increases in visitation and browsing on the site, which helps stimulate online advertising revenue growth. (Logo:...

Parents Play Crucial Role In Preventing Substance Use By Kids
2012-12-05 07:21:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Brigham Young University, North Carolina State University, and Pennsylvania State University recently discovered that parents play a crucial role in terms of helping to prevent and limit alcohol or marijuana use by their children. In particular, the team of investigators found that parents have more of an impact than a child´s school environment. “Parents play an important role in shaping the...

2012-11-07 12:23:38

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the professional video games organization advancing the artistic values of the interactive entertainment community, is pleased to announce our partnership with introNetworks Inc. to create Academy Connect. Launching today, this technology allows Academy members a unique, private online community to connect, communicate and collaborate with one another. The result of these connections...

2012-10-10 11:23:55

Community development pioneer honored for lifetime leadership, homeless advocate lauded for re-shaping our city, and new innovations in technology honored for the first time NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the recipients of the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal - Ronald Shiffman, Rosanne Haggerty, Carl Skelton, and the team from ioby - Erin Barnes, Brandon Whitney, and Cassie Flynn. The Medals are awarded each...

2012-10-09 11:29:10

Non-Profit Teaches Low-Income Families Who Have Been Priced Out of a Healthy Diet Learn to Grow Organic Vegetables at Home SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Valley Verde, a non-profit organization that helps people plant, eat and share healthy vegetables, today announced that it has begun planting winter vegetable gardens for low-income families in Gilroy, California. The non-profit just kicked-off its one-year program in the city of Gilroy to provide these...

2012-10-04 23:00:53

Golficity.com, a premier online golf magazine, has announced the launch of its revolutionary new golf social network. Designed by golfers, for golfers, Golficity´s new golf social network is engineered to leverage advancements in social network technology to bring golfers together from all corners of the world. This robust golf social network allows users to create custom groups, post and share discussions, update status and location information, publish personal blogs, share photos...

2012-10-03 02:29:37

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Community gardeners across the country are preparing for their favorite time of year, fall harvest. It is the time when hard work pays off with bounties of healthful fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce is just one of many advantages gardening brings to a community. Community gardens also promote environmental awareness, encourage healthy lifestyles, and create better social cohesion. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2012-10-02 06:24:59

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice is tapping the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help attack crime hotspots in 15 cities nationwide as part of a sweeping effort to improve the quality of life in troubled communities. LISC was awarded $1 million to guide the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI), bringing law enforcement, civic and economic leaders to the table with the neighbors themselves with the goal of making...

2012-09-27 23:02:45

The New Frontier In Social Networking: alikeU.com Unleashes The Power Of Community Networking While Working For The Greater Good Of Society Cranston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 Cranston resident and founder of alikeU.com, Sayed Najem, invites you to attend his private launch party this Saturday, September 29 at 6:30pm (location: 1 Sefton Drive, Cranston, Rhode Island 02905). The local kick-off for the official launch of alikeU will feature Chilean magicians, belly dancers,...


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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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