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2010-11-01 17:20:11

One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case of the lead contamination found within raised beds in community gardens in the Boston communities of Roxbury and Dorchester. "Raised beds are surrounded by a sea of contaminated soil," said Daniel Brabander of Wellesley College. Brabander, his students and colleagues have been studying the lead in 144...

2010-10-26 18:11:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Board approved a plan to negotiate a partnership with The Scotts Company LLC to benefit educational and garden programming at the Park. The sponsorship agreement will provide for payments and product support totaling $150,000 per year for the Great Park Farm and Food Lab and Community Garden Project over the next five years, for a total value of $750,000. The Board voted unanimously October 21 to allow Corporation...

2010-09-15 05:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Partnering in an innovative health initiative, the City Produce Project and the participating churches of the Actions Connected to Spirituality Forming Alliances in Transforming Health (A.C.T.S. of F.A.I.T.H.) are calling for more public and private partnerships to create programming that directly addresses obesity and its associated co-morbidities in underserved communities. The announcement comes in September, which is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month....

2010-07-15 10:49:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced a nutrition services grant to help members of the Nationalities Service Center Senior Center tend their community garden in North Philadelphia. The food grown there is used in preparing meals for center members. "This innovative project is helping to provide fresh and nutritious food for center members and creates camaraderie by providing an area for older adults to tend to their gardens...

2010-05-18 13:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jamba Juice and the National Gardening Association (NGA) today announced a fun, easy way for schools and communities to support nutrition education through gardening and the planting of fruit trees. The multi-faceted partnership is designed to provide year-round funding for gardens, create school fruit tree planting grants, support nutrition education and encourage community service. The announcement was made at an event in Sacramento,...

2010-04-29 06:18:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- W. Atlee Burpee & Co. continues its support of younger and novice gardeners and the increased interest in children's gardening education with the release of the new Burpee Home Gardens® I Can Grow Guide, offering ideas for teachers, youth group leaders and volunteers on how to cultivate a successful youth garden program. This resource is in addition to the Burpee Home Gardens Garden Fresh gardening guide that covers virtually...

2010-04-27 10:42:00

SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliff Sharples, founder of Shop.org and Garden.com today announced a new site, DigtheDirt.com, a social networking site optimized for people who love gardening. Just in time for Spring, the site includes an easy-to-use plant database with thousands of the most popular plants for home gardens, plus the ability to filter and search for plants based on over 100 attributes. Home gardeners can also easily find suppliers for the plants they wish to purchase. To...

2010-04-16 09:30:00

Ag Department, Penn State Extension Invite Residents to Rent Plots HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents in the area of Selinsgrove, Snyder County, will gain a better understanding of agriculture's important role - and save money - by growing their own food in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/Selinsgrove Community Gardens, said Secretary Russell C. Redding today. "Community gardens are an excellent way to connect consumers with Pennsylvania's number one...

2010-03-01 08:15:00

-- From March 1 through May 31, Thousands of Communities will Declare "Green Starts Here" -- STAMFORD, Conn., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking to make your community a cleaner, greener, more livable place? National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) encourages you to get involved in its 2010 Great American Cleanup(TM) campaign. Throughout the months of March, April and May, an anticipated 1,200 KAB affiliates and participating organizations nationwide will rally an estimated...

2009-12-14 13:26:00

NEW LONDON, Conn., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) today launched a comprehensive network of experts to help New London County neighborhoods establish productive community gardens. The group, Community Harvest Network (CHN) of New London, combines area professionals, collaborators, and volunteers to assist neighborhoods, schools, agencies and individuals interested in growing, storing and preparing their own local, fresh food. Interest in...


Latest Community gardening Reference Libraries

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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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