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2014-06-04 12:22:54

SCRANTON, Pa., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a novel approach to wellness, many public service agencies are developing "gardening for health" programs for some unlikely participants. Students, seniors, the handicapped, and even the homeless are discovering that container gardening offers an easy way to become more active and eat more healthfully. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93902 Many gardening for health programs...

2014-04-16 23:16:09

Gardenuity a new social selling company makes gardening accessible and easy for those who are new to edible gardening. If you have little access to a lot of yard space but want to be one of the 42 million households who are growing food at home or in a community garden, then this is the season to get started. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 What is Patio to Table Gardening™? At the heart, Patio to Table Gardening™ means the food on your table came directly from your patio or personal urban...

2014-04-02 08:36:16

- 35% of all households in America, or 42 million households, are growing food at home or in a community garden, up 17% in five years WILLISTON, Vt., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the past five years there's been a significant shift toward more Americans growing their own food in home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/LA96468 That's a 17% increase and represents the highest level of...

2014-03-27 12:23:06

SCRANTON, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community gardeners, faced with the obstacles of tending a garden away from home, are discovering a simple solution to their problems: container gardening in self-watering planters (http://earthbox.com/science-behind-the-earthbox). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/NY91618 ) While group gardening offers many rewards, watering and weeding often get less attention when gardeners must travel to the garden. Community plots...

2014-03-20 08:23:53

Grants to fund community gardens and green spaces across the U.S. MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a long and cold winter for much of the U.S., The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) today marks the arrival of Spring with the announcement of the 2014 GRO1000 Grassroots Grant winners. More than 90 grants were awarded today to deserving non-profit organizations nationwide to begin or maintain public gardens and green spaces within their communities. The...

2014-02-26 12:21:22

SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools and community groups are turning roofs, parking lots, playgrounds, and other unlikely spots into fertile patches of green, thanks to the innovative technology behind self-watering garden boxes (www.earthbox.com/earthbox-systems.html ). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/NY72045 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/NY92249LOGO-b ) Gardening clubs once consisted almost exclusively of volunteers...

2013-08-19 23:03:01

The organization was one of two not-for-profits chosen to receive monies from the annual road race. Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Capital Region residents will continue to have access to fresh food and green spaces thanks to support from the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge. Today, race organizers presented a check to Capital District Community Gardens in the amount of $12,352 to support the organization’s mission to nourish healthy communities. CDCG was one of two local...

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...

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...


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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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