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2009-10-15 05:00:00

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With countless Americans from all walks of life struggling to put food on their table, communities across the country have discovered alternative ways to help locally. GroGood gardens in Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago and Marysville, Ohio have all made significant differences to help feed the hungry. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/scotts/40524/ (Photo:...

2009-09-24 14:29:07

Community gardens are not linked to less neighborhood crime, but U.S. researchers found a change in crime perception. The study, published in HortTechnology, found residents where community gardens grow see their neighborhoods as being safer. A team of researchers from Texas State University at San Marcos and Texas A&M University at College Station interviewed citizens in the vicinity of 11 community gardens in Houston. Property crimes -- using 2005 crime data from the Houston Police...

2009-09-17 11:20:00

IRVINE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Learn everything you need to know about growing produce at home at the Orange County Great Park Food and Farm Lab Garden Workshop Series, beginning Saturday, September 26th. The classes, led by certified University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County, will include: "Cool Season Vegetables," "Gardening in Small Spaces," "The Busy Gardner," "Spice up Your Life," "Grow Your own Herbs," and "Holiday Crafts from the Garden."...

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2009-09-08 08:51:47

Data shows no reduction in crime; residents still perceive neighborhoods as safer where gardens grow Urban residents across the United States have dug in to create green spaces in their neighborhoods, transforming vacant lots into colorful and crowd-pleasing community gardens. According to the American Community Gardening Association, there were an estimated 150,000 community gardens in the U.S. in 2004. Researchers interested in how community gardens affect urban dwellers' quality of life...

2009-09-01 09:30:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Gardening Association, the average family can grow $600 worth of vegetables with just a $70 investment.(1) However, those who live in urban areas and don't have access to their own land cannot take advantage of this money-saving activity. To help provide more people with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, Gardenburger brand veggie products -- through its Community Garden Grants Program -- is awarding necessary...

2009-07-09 19:48:44

All San Francisco city departments must audit unused land in the city to see if it can be turned into community gardens or farms, the mayor said. In addition, food vendors contracting with the city must offer healthful and sustainable food, all vending machines on city property must offer healthful food options and farmers' markets must begin accepting food stamps, Mayor Gavin Newsom said, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. There also will be no more doughnut shop runs before meetings and...

2009-06-19 15:12:00

NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi is proud to announce Giving Through Growing - an innovative partnership with the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) to support the development of community gardens across the country. The program will begin on the first day of summer, June 21, 2009, and continue through the end of the year. Giving Through Growing seeks to create awareness around the ever-growing community garden movement by donating funds to create...

2009-05-15 05:45:00

Local Associate Edible gardens support those at risk for hunger in mid-Ohio MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing its long-standing tradition of giving back, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today is dedicating new garden plots on its headquarters campus where associates will grow nutritious produce and donate harvests to local food agencies. "The commitment we're making honors the legacy of my father Horace, who founded the Miracle-Gro business," said Jim Hagedorn,...

2009-04-29 15:05:00

Ag Department Opens New Community Gardens in Selinsgrove HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff discussed the importance of home gardening and consumers growing their own food today as families face tighter budgets as he helped open a new community garden in Selinsgrove, Snyder County. "Recently, there has been an increased interest in home gardening as consumers are trying to stretch their dollars," said Wolff. "Growing your own food is a...

2009-04-20 10:50:00

Community garden expansion to benefit local food agencies DALLAS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A local Dallas community garden has expanded from 36 to 90 garden plots, thanks to the national GroGood campaign, a program that encourages edible gardening. The GroGood initiative is sponsored in part by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, its philanthropic partners, the City of Dallas Green Dallas initiative and Keep Dallas Beautiful. The local garden's harvest will be donated to nearby organizations...


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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