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2009-04-01 05:00:00

Garden at Liberty Square Housing Development to grow food for the common good MIAMI, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keep Miami Beautiful, City of Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz, City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin Rolle, as well as local law enforcement representatives, Liberty City residents, and local food agencies will celebrate the inauguration of an edible garden today in the County's Liberty Square Housing Development. The garden's...

2009-03-31 09:45:00

A vegetable garden is easy for all skill sets, saves money and is great for kids CLEVELAND, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic crisis has forced many Americans to reassess their spending habits and trim expenses. For example, the grocery bill can be one area to save the family money. By planting a vegetable and herb garden, you not only help to lower food costs, but can encourage the entire family to get involved. This year, approximately 7 million more households will turn to gardening...

2009-03-24 14:39:00

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Just after First Lady, Michelle Obama, broke ground for the White House vegetable garden, Plangarden released an online interactive version of the Obama's organic garden layout. The interactive vegetable garden layout was built using the new 2.0 version of Plangarden's garden design software: http://plangarden.com/app/index.php?userID=19050 The White House vegetable garden is irregularly-shaped. Plangarden utilized the new rotate features to...

2009-03-19 16:17:00

GroGood Campaign Kicks Off with Donation of 1 Million Pounds of Produce MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millions of Americans from all walks of life are struggling to make ends meet and in some cases, even put food on the table. An estimated 1 in 8 Americans suffers from hunger and that number is climbing for families and children. Now more than ever, these challenging economic times provide opportunities for all Americans to pitch in and help. The simple act of...

2009-03-12 11:30:00

Getting started growing fruits and vegetables at home has never been easier NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipHarvest.com announces the launch of its website designed to help people successfully grow high-yielding home gardens. The site provides a set of web-based tools and features that greatly simplify and enhance the entire process of growing fruits and vegetables. Novice gardeners can select from a wide range of professionally designed gardens of various sizes and themes,...

2009-03-05 08:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marin City may be without a supermarket but it now has its own co-operatively run farm stand. The farm stand will provide Marin city residents with affordable organic produce from May-October. The farm stand is important because the community is interested in helping children learn more about good nutrition, plus many of the residents are from the southern states in which organic fruit and vegetable were grown in every family garden and the...

2009-02-26 05:30:00

National Gardening Association poll finds more American households are starting food gardens to "grow their own groceries" SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from the National Gardening Association's (NGA) new survey, The Impact of Home and Community Gardening in America, indicate food gardening in the United States is on the rise as 7 million more households plan to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs or berries in 2009, up 19 percent from 2008. This...

2008-12-11 08:15:00

Emphasis on Greening Public Spaces Produces Astounding Results and Benefits for Thousands of Communities STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful announces that the Great American Cleanup, the organization's annual campaign to clean-up and green-up thousands of communities in all 50 states, resulted in a record 48,000-plus gardens, green spaces and xeriscapes created in 2008. This is the first year that the organization tracked the number of gardens...

2008-08-04 15:00:30

By Eileen M. Adams RUMFORD - Although the River Valley Farmers Market is on hiatus, at some area farms appear to benefiting from a trend toward eating more locally grown foods. Annette Marin, owner of No View Farm on South Rumford Road, said her business has increased tremendously this year, so much so that she has not had time to participate in the market, which usually takes place Fridays in the Labonville parking lot in Mexico. That lack of time, something she said other farmers are...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

By FRASER, Bruce FIORDLAND COLLEGE and the Te Anau Environment Group plan to establish a community garden beside the college this year. Environment Group spokeswoman Annie Roska said more than 50 people turned out this week to hear Riverton-based sustainability advocates Robert and Robyn Guyton's guidance on setting up the garden. The group had been looking for a community garden venue and the link with the college, which had land available and a strong focus on environmental...


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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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