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2012-09-24 10:23:57

September 24(th) event celebrates DC LISC's 30(th) anniversary WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Vincent Gray will join the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (DC LISC) today to recognize nine community development trailblazers who have fueled economic growth and transformed the quality of life for people in long-distressed Washington, D.C., communities. The celebration--which marks DC LISC's 30(th) anniversary--begins at 6:30 p.m. at Arena Stage. The...

2012-09-20 23:01:55

The leading online panel and survey-technology provider enters the social gifting space on Facebook. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Toluna, the world´s leading social gifting, online panel, and survey-technology provider, today announced the launch of Gifties for Facebook. Gifties is the first social gifting app that enables users to send and receive virtual gifts in Facebook that have a chance to become real gifts. Gifties for Facebook is free, and users can choose among a wide...

2012-09-18 02:28:30

QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected Living, a mission-based organization helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives through the use of technology, today announced the national launch of the Connected Living Network. The award-winning social platform is expanding into leading senior living communities across the country, helping to narrow the digital divide that isolates nearly 19 million senior citizens in the U.S. alone. (Logo:...

2012-09-13 06:23:44

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaballi, LLC, a Florida based company, just initiated the sale of the largest greenhouse farm in Florida. In order to control rising cost of food, Gaballi is planning to plant an assortment of healthy fruits and vegetables on the greenhouse property in Groveland, Florida which was recently purchased by OrganicaWorld, LLC. The two sister companies will work together to streamline the farming process and cost of food from farm to table. This...

2012-08-06 02:21:28

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John and Janet Haas announced today they will donate $1 million over the next four years to The Trust for Public Land to establish the "Haas Challenge" to accelerate the national conservation organization's initiative to create community-designed green play spaces in schoolyards and recreation centers in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. "The Trust for Public Land believes every child needs a nearby place to play outside, and we...

2012-08-01 06:26:25

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- My Virtual Neighbor recently launched new user features, making it easier than ever to connect with your community & local businesses near you. One new feature allows neighbors to support local businesses with their dollars, attention, and referrals. Neighbors can find nearby post offices, banks, restaurants and other local businesses quickly and easily. Neighbors may also read and comment on existing reviews or add new reviews or businesses. A...

2012-07-24 06:28:32

LONDON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PropertyQuoteDirect have suggested that garden security is essential to modern homes, yet it is something that is often overlooked. If you're a landlord that lets properties with gardens, then keeping these gardens safe and secure is not only beneficial for your tenants, but also for you as a landlord. Joe de Vries, of PropertyQuoteDirect, a landlord insurance [http://www.propertyquotedirect.co.uk ] website, has been explaining:...

2012-07-17 06:25:35

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new issue of Philanthropy Management, a panel of experts from the philanthropic sector agreed that charitable giving is often hampered by misdirected government tax policies. Sam MacDonald, charity taxation expert for Farrer & Co., a London-based law firm, told Philanthropy Management, "There's a point where the logic of taxing charities falls down. Taxing the assets of a legitimate charity takes money from a public good and recycles it to...

2012-07-12 10:25:35

SAN DIEGO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), launched the 4th annual Cox Conserves Heroes-San Diego awards. Sponsored locally by Think Blue San Diego and radio partners KYXY 96.5 and Energy 103.7 FM, nominations are open for volunteers who are helping to create, preserve or enhance our shared outdoor spaces. Nominee activities must be performed on a volunteer basis and may not be part of one's employment....

2012-07-12 06:23:01

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thrive DC, a non-profit dedicated to helping homeless, hungry and vulnerable individuals in the DC metropolitan area, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington for 2012-13. Thrive DC is one of 74 outstanding non-profits selected by a panel of over 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations. The Catalogue's mission is to connect...


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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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