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2014-07-09 23:11:01

$80,000 Raised, More than 600 Cyclists and 100 Volunteers Drive Event’s Success Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is proud to announce results of its third annual Moonlight Classic bike ride held Saturday, June 14th. With the help of more than 600 cyclists, 100 volunteers many corporate sponsors, Orchard Place was able to raise a record $80,000 to fund Orchard Place Summer School and its Enrichment and Latino Outreach...

2014-06-26 23:15:37

Bestselling author and nationally acclaimed organic fruit expert Michael Phillips will do a teaching tour in North Carolina July 19th-20th. Living Web Farms will host Phillips’ two orcharding workshops, which are open to the public. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In the Southern US, pesticide-free orcharding can be a challenge, with unpredictable weather, a decline in native pollinators, and the pressure from multiple diseases. Nationally acclaimed author and successful organic...

2014-06-04 23:14:06

Margaret Ann Bannister and LuVern Shiffler continue to make a difference in the lives of Iowa’s kids. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Margaret Ann Bannister and LuVern Shiffler Continue to Make a Difference in the Lives of Iowa’s Kids Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is proud to announce completion of an important project made possible by estate and memorial gifts from two outstanding supporters. Margaret Ann Bannister and LuVern Shiffler, who passed...

2014-04-04 23:41:30

Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, has appointed Nicole Beaman, LISW, as Vice President for the Child Guidance Center. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, has appointed Nicole Beaman, LISW, as Vice President for the Child Guidance Center effective March 31. Beaman will focus on strategies to further develop the mission and vision of Orchard Place’s Child Guidance Center, a community mental health...

2014-03-14 23:26:03

More than $70,000 raised during the event. Record sent in the amount of 'bribe' money to teams provided by individuals and community organizations. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s kids, once again set a record at the 11th annual Spelling Bee held at Wooly’s on March 6. This event, having raised more than $750,000 in its first 10 years brought in more than $70,000 this year. “Orchard Place is lucky to have so much...

2014-01-21 23:21:42

Fun Fundraiser Where Bad Spelling and Bribery Is Encouraged Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is currently accepting applications for teams to take part in Iowa’s wackiest and fun spelling bee. Participants and spectators are marking their calendars for the event, which will take place Thursday March 6th. This will be the 11th time Orchard Place will host the event as spellerz and onlookers will swarm Wooly’s, 504 E....

2013-09-26 23:32:05

Fourteen years ago, after discovering that he could go into many nurseries and they would sell him a fruit tree that will never bear fruit, Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm decided to do something about it. He started teaching classes in his living room on the ins and outs of growing fruit trees in the desert. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 The mystery was there. Why could someone go into a plant nursery and purchase a fruit tree, expecting that it would be one that actually...


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2006-11-11 16:31:29

The Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius, is a small blackbird. Their breeding habitat is semi-open areas with deciduous trees across eastern North America south to central Mexico, often near water. These birds migrate in flocks to winter from central Mexico south through Central America to northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. Adult Orchard Orioles are 6.3 inches long and weigh about three quarters of an ounce. They have a pointed bill and white wing bars. The male is chestnut on the...

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