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2014-03-31 04:21:02

DUBAI, UAE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This is one of the most famous proverbs in the world for a reason; it has proven itself to be true, time and time again. Education has a much longer lasting benefit than charity. This is the philosophy behind the 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative that Pegasus Agritech [http://pegasusagritech.com ] has recently launched. (Logo:...

2014-03-27 23:28:52

GSky Plant Systems, Inc. has installed a new Versa Green Wall to accent renovated lobby with a living mural of lush greenery. Rochester, MN (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce its latest Green Wall installation at a major medical provider in Minnesota. It is currently undergoing an expansion to include more wellness offerings and services for patients to help improve their overall health and wellness. To complement the its comprehensive approach to...

2014-03-27 12:23:06

SCRANTON, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community gardeners, faced with the obstacles of tending a garden away from home, are discovering a simple solution to their problems: container gardening in self-watering planters (http://earthbox.com/science-behind-the-earthbox). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/NY91618 ) While group gardening offers many rewards, watering and weeding often get less attention when gardeners must travel to the garden. Community plots...

2014-03-26 08:23:48

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country. The 2014 City Parks Facts report, now available at www.tpl.org/cityparkfacts, is the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities. It is created by The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park...

2014-03-20 08:23:53

Grants to fund community gardens and green spaces across the U.S. MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a long and cold winter for much of the U.S., The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) today marks the arrival of Spring with the announcement of the 2014 GRO1000 Grassroots Grant winners. More than 90 grants were awarded today to deserving non-profit organizations nationwide to begin or maintain public gardens and green spaces within their communities. The...

2014-03-18 23:31:02

Cannondale Sports Unlimited’s new office in Norwalk, Conn. features a 180 sq. ft. GSky Green Wall, providing better air quality and health & wellness benefits to employees and serving as a visual display of the company’s commitment to green initiatives. Norwalk, Connecticut (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Vertical Green Wall Systems in North America and the Middle East, recently spruced up Cannondale Sports Unlimited’s Norwalk, Conn. office...

2014-02-27 16:22:13

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- By Dwayne Haydaman. Omega Garden Int, a Canadian company that has been producing cutting edge agricultural machinery for the last 15 years is launching a crowd funding campaign for the home / hobby version of it's latest space age looking farming system technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/MN72994) The Omega Garden technology allows for ultra efficient production of safe foods at home in...

2014-02-26 23:33:33

Russell Associates’ Jerry Van Oort to co-present at the conference to be held March 25-27, 2014 in Napa, California. Le Sueur, MN (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The 44th Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) is to be held March 25-27, 2014 in Napa, California. The conference is managed and sponsored by the American Frozen Food Institute and is attended by senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies. The conference will feature 13 technical sessions...

2014-02-19 23:23:54

The Do's and Don'ts for Offering Health Insurance Allotments to Employees Park City, Utah (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information health insurance allotments. According to Zane Benefits' website, small and mid-size businesses are using a "pure" defined contribution strategy to offer employees an allotment for health insurance, rather than offering employees a specific group health insurance...

2014-02-18 23:28:32

GSky Plant Systems, Inc. has installed a living Green Wall at a major international airport in Chicago (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is proud to showcase their latest installation of a living plant wall in O’Hare International Airport, a major international airport in Chicago. GSky has installed Green Walls in several airports across North America, and O’Hare International is one of the latest airports to go green with the addition of a vertical Green Wall. Living...


Latest Urban agriculture Reference Libraries

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...

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

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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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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