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2011-10-29 07:00:00

Villarreal Family Farm is Revitalizing a Vacant City Lot and Breathing Life Into the Northern End of the Central West End. Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Villarreal Family Farm, the leading provider of locally-produced, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farm fresh eggs, poultry and produce, today announced that they are expanding their Saint Louis County backyard farming operations to a previously vacant city-owned lot located at 4539 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri....

2011-08-01 07:00:00

Robust web component launched in conjunction with the show at kcet.org/ediblegarden featuring video gardening tips, new blog and more LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KCET SoCal Connected anchor Val Zavala, hosts a special program spurred by the growing popularity of vegetable gardening across Southern California, airing August 16 at 8 p.m. on KCET. The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground is an informative "starter kit" for anyone who has been thinking of joining the...

2011-06-21 12:16:56

Getting down and dirty is good for you Did you ever make mud pies as a kid? Remember how good it felt to get your hands in the dirt, to run through the sprinkler, and get pollen from a sweet-smelling flower on your nose? Most kids who grow up in cities today never have this experience. But the latest research is about to change all that. Jill Litt, PhD, author and associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Public Health and University of Colorado Boulder has been studying...

2011-06-15 13:42:00

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of Earth Day 2011, To Soil Less(TM), a family business in Washington, DC, shares it's all natural, state of the art, technology where gravel is the new soil. The company has engineered a new technological gardening approach that merges characteristics of marine geology with agriculture, reducing the need for soil and fertilizers in the gardening process. To Soil Less(TM) has discovered a way to grow various types of fruits and...

2011-06-13 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An empty lot, rare in the center of Philadelphia's business district, has suddenly transformed from grass and weeds to 32,000 square feet of produce, flowers, and trees. At a 3 p.m. press conference today onsite, the garden will officially open and 10,000 ladybugs will be released to help control insect pests in the garden's crops. Today, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Independence Blue Cross (IBC), and Brandywine Realty Trust...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'