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Private Development Near Oregon And Washington Public Forests
2013-12-04 10:22:39

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Private development along the edges of most public forests in Oregon and Washington more than doubled since the 1970s, a new study conducted by the U.S. Forest Service Pacific's Northwest (PNW) Research Station has found. The study, which used aerial photography to inventory structures at the fringes of public forests, is the first to look at development trends in the two states before and after the enactment of land use laws. The...

2013-11-29 23:23:11

The company is giving away 100 of their Doc's Raised Garden Kits that contain Soil3, their organic compost. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Super-Sod is giving back to the communities that support them. They have 5 farms and 11 outlets in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and so are giving away 100 of their Doc's Raised Garden Kits in those states. They're asking communities to help them give away the 100 Doc's Raised Garden Kits by nominating community...

2013-11-29 23:01:56

Transparency Market Research published a new "Commercial (Conventional and Biotech/GM) Seeds Market for Soybean, Corn, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with request TOC visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/unconventional-gas.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency...

2013-11-27 23:32:25

Savannah Pest Control Company’s Site Offers Fresh Look, Useful Features Savannah, Ga. (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Preferred Pest Control in Savannah, Ga., has launched its newly designed website, PreferredPestControl.net. The new site, designed by GetUWired, offers a plethora of handy features including a blog, FAQ section and educational information about Savannah pest control issues. New pest control services website offers helpful features PreferredPestControl.net’s new user-friendly...

2013-11-27 23:01:14

Turf Feeding Systems just launched a Sustainability program for McAllen Texas to reduce water use and improve the quality of their parks, sports fields and green spaces. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 McAllen Texas is a city with over 50 parks in the tropical region of South Texas and is a favorite winter retreat for the snow bird vacationers from the north. Their parks, sports fields and green spaces are important, but they are faced with water quality and maintenance cost...

2013-11-26 23:23:46

After just one year of their Forests for the Future initiative, Eminence has planted an incredible 1.5 million trees. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Last November, Éminence Organic Skin Care (http://www.eminenceorganics.com) embarked on an environmental initiative that helps restore and rebuild the environment one tree at a time. Deforestation is the leading cause of climate change as millions of acres of trees are lost every year. Éminence is determined to make a...

2013-11-26 14:28:44

Halting deforestation in tropical regions requires verification of forest conditions. VTT has developed a new satellite image based method for accurate assessment of tropical forest cover. Part of the EU's seventh framework program, the ReCover project has involved using satellite imaging to map forest cover in sites in Mexico, Guyana, Columbia, Congo and the Fiji Islands over a period of up to 20 years. The REDD program is the United Nations' collaborative initiative designed to combat...

2013-11-21 23:33:41

LED Grow Lighting USA, a new website dedicated to providing information and commentary about indoor growing products, has officially launched. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Today marks the launch of a new website dedicated to LED grow lights (and indoor growing ventures in general): LEDGrowLights.us. The US-based website offers a wealth of information about LED grow lights and includes shopping guides for people interested in investing in the relatively new LED technology. Potential shoppers...


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Cultigen
2013-08-21 08:41:06

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes. Cultigens can either be grown as a cultivated plant or planted in the wild and left to multiply on their own. Specifically selected plants are grafted with other plant material to produce mixed tissue used to create hybrids. The naming of cultigens is derived from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The Cultivated Plant...

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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