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2012-05-02 06:26:38

Second year of online campaign aims to top last year's total of $3.6 million SEATTLE, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seattle Foundation's "GiveBIG" campaign returned today, with area nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and supporters aiming to meet or beat the inaugural event's great success last year. During this one-day, online event, residents of King County make donations to local nonprofits through www.seattlefoundation.org or m.seattlefoundation.org -- and a...

2012-04-24 06:24:48

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the inaugural issue of Philanthropy Management, the CEO of PlaNet Finance Group acknowledges concerns that the profit motive may distort the social benefits of microfinance and the head of a prominent Indian family suggests that tax reform could boost philanthropic giving. In an interview focused on microfinance and social impact investing, Arnaud Ventura, founder and CEO of the PlaNet Finance Group, recognizes that the line between...

2012-04-24 06:21:54

SEATTLE, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is seeking nominations for Western Washington's fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted at kirotv.com/heroes through 5 p.m. PT on April 27. The program recognizes volunteers who are helping to create, preserve or enhance our shared outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists....

2012-04-19 06:26:20

Second year of online campaign aims to top last year's total of $3.6 million SEATTLE, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seattle Foundation's "GiveBIG" campaign returns on Wednesday, May 2, with area nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and supporters aiming to meet or beat the inaugural event's great success last year. During this one-day, online event, residents of King County make donations to local nonprofits through www.seattlefoundation.org -- and a...

2012-04-09 10:22:27

NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is opening the public nominating process for the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal - awarded to two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City. The Nominations can come from anyone and should be made at www.rockefellerfoundation.org from today through May 4, 2012. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the...

2012-04-03 11:30:50

Researchers at Carlos III University of Madrid and the University of Zaragoza theoretically predict, in a scientific study, that contact networks have no influence on cooperation among individuals. For the past twenty years, there has been a great controversy regarding whether the structure of interactions among individuals (that is, if the existence of a certain contact network or social network) helps to foment cooperation among them in situations in which not cooperating brings benefits...

2012-04-03 02:22:33

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLoach Vineyards and Organic Gardening magazine have teamed up once again for the Second Annual Community Gardens Award Program. Home to its own organic and Biodynamic® garden, DeLoach believes that from garden to table, community gardens build healthy people and healthy communities, while Organic Gardening magazine empowers readers to lead simpler, healthier lives by making connections through the world of gardening. Together DeLoach...

2012-04-02 23:02:41

New and Expert Local Gardeners Can Now Share Farming/Gardening Experience and Techniques San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 To kick off National Garden Month, LocalGrow has launched its flagship platform, WikiGrow, which provides an easy-to-understand outline of information to guide new local gardeners through the process of cultivating a successful harvest. LocalGrow is a San Francisco-based independent organization that is committed to creating an agriculturally-informed local...

2012-04-02 06:24:47

SEATTLE, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched Western Washington's fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted at kirotv.com/heroes for volunteers who are helping to create, preserve or enhance our shared outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists. A judging panel comprised of local civic and environmental leaders...

2012-03-30 23:02:22

A new, free web site helps gardeners swap plants with other local gardeners. Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 GenerousGardeners.com is urging gardeners across the country to go greener, and find local gardeners with whom to swap plants. Susan Kelly, co-founder of GenerousGardeners.com, says, "Gardeners have always generously given away their extra plants, especially when they can find a local gardener. And if it´s a chance for a plant swap, both gardeners get something new for...


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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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