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2009-11-30 08:24:00

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's fast-paced, hectic world, it is easy to feel stressed and disconnected. During the holidays, anxiety levels can become especially high. Online retailer, MasterGardening.com, sends the message that now is a great time to think beyond the holiday chaos to a gift that can help you rediscover your connection with nature. Gardening is a great way to become closer to nature, restore inner balance and promote a healthy lifestyle....

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2009-11-04 11:23:04

2-year study shows pine needle mulch most effective Research scientists at Nova Scotia Agricultural College have been working steadily to find effective organic methods to control weeds in cultivated blueberry crops. One resulting study, published in a recent issue of the ASHS journal HortScience, reported on the efficacy of three organic mulches used on highbush blueberry (HBB) produced under organic production practices. The research team determined that the major factor influencing weed...

2009-09-06 10:13:56

Mulching, flaming and 'Swiss sandwich' techniques analyzed Successful organic apple farming literally starts from the ground up. Maintaining a healthy orchard floor is the key to preventing weeds and keeping soil healthy. Logically, finding effective methods to increase production and marketability of organic apples is critically important to growers who have to deal with pests and disease without the use of conventional tools available to nonorganic growers. Dario Stefanelli of Michigan...

2009-07-20 08:35:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Energy Resources (Pink Sheets: GRGR) has begun the export of woodchips from Albany, NY. The woodchips are used to generate renewable energy in Europe in place of traditional fossil fuels. The export of woodchips comes at an opportune time when loggers and saw mills have been hard hit by the economy and several regional power generators are not buying woodchips. The company plans to ship 30,000-60,000 tons monthly from the area,...

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2009-05-10 00:50:00

Some city dwellers in Arizona have formed a back-to-the-land movement of sorts, providing their own eggs from their own chickens. Phoenix allows residents to keep chickens as long as they have permission, in writing, from everyone who lives within 80 feet of the coop, The Arizona Republic reported Saturday. Noisy roosters are more tightly controlled, but they are not necessary for egg production. While no one keeps statistics on the number of small-scale chicken farmers in Phoenix, Rachel...

2009-04-30 12:36:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Energy Resources (Pink Sheets: GRGR) announced today it has received a Five(5) year contract for thirty-six (36) shipments per year valued at approximately $61 million annually. The export market is being propelled by stable freight, fuel and currency exchange rates. Green Energy Resources has projected revenues of approximately $50 million in 2009 and $100 million in 2010. The company's target is to capture a 20% market share of European...

2009-04-02 08:41:00

NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Energy Resources (PinkSheets: GRGR) announced it projects $100 million in gross sales revenue for woodchips in 2009. The projection comes on top of Tuesday's announcement of over $12 million in sales for the 1st qtr 2009. 1st qtr revenues included a pretax project in excess of $1.8 million. Sales as always are subject to freight and fuel price stability. Green Energy Resources looks to begin full scale, expert operations out of its Baltimore,...

2009-03-31 09:10:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Energy Resources (Pink Sheets: GRGR) announces today a record $12.6M in woodchip sales in 1st qtr 2009. Sales represent more then 50% increase over 2007. Exports were led by a strong euro, low fuel prices, and stable freight rates. Green Energy Resources remains debt free and operates on its own self generated revenues. The company will post its 1st qtr 2009 financials on Pinksheets. CONTACT: Green Energy Resources Joseph Murray...

2009-03-24 04:06:00

"Gardens don't only have to be planted for their visual beauty ... they can be just as pleasing to the other senses, especially the sense of smell." -- Maureen Duffy, M.S. CVRT and Editorial Director of VisionAWARE.org MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gardening for people who are blind or have low vision can be challenging, but it can also be satisfying. VisionAWARE.org is a free, not-for-profit online resource that can help them keep their gardens growing. For the...

2009-03-17 09:30:00

New Curriculum Seen as Instrumental in Helping Richland and Sister Illinois Community College Members Establish New Global AgriBiz and BioEnergy Corridor CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- International Institute for Ecological Agriculture (IIEA) announced today that Richland Community College has selected Permaculture and Biofuel expert David Blume's Amazon.com best-selling book Alcohol Can Be A Gas, (http://www.alcoholcanbeagas.com) as course text for its new BioFuels Program. Under the...


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Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

Three Sisters
2013-05-18 07:30:48

Three Sisters crop is a technique of gardening used primarily by Native Americans, but gardeners of any kind may also use this technique. These crops use three types of plants; in the Tewa tribe, they use four. The traditional seeds used are corn, beans, and squash. There are many benefits from this method, the first being the use of the corn stalks for the beans to grow on. The beans themselves then provide nitrogen for the corn and squash, while giving the corn amino acids, lysine, and...

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