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2014-01-28 09:26:15

The study this story is based on is available in ScholarsArchive@OSU: http://bit.ly/LCp10Y One of the few studies of its type has found that a startling 59 percent of college students at one Oregon university were “food insecure” at some point during the previous year, with possible implications for academic success, physical and emotional health and other issues. Contrary to concerns about obesity and some students packing on “the freshman 15” in weight gain, another reality is...

2014-01-24 23:25:11

GSky Plants Systems, Inc. introduces beautiful greenery to Auto West BMW Dealership’s new extended showroom. The 22-ft. high Green Wall provides a fresh backdrop for the display of BMW’s latest eco-friendly electric cars and hybrid vehicles. (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of vertical Green Walls in North America and the Middle East, has designed a beautiful 271 sq. ft Versa Green Wall in the new, extended showroom of Auto West BMW, a...

2014-01-19 23:02:39

Food4Wealth is a newly updated program created by Jonathan White that claims to show people how to grow vegetables. A full Food4Wealth review on the site hynguyenblog.com indicates whether this system is helpful or not. (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 "Food4wealth" is the latest system developed by Jonathan White who promises to guide people on how to grow vegetables. Jonathan White is an environmental scientist that has spent more than 15 years learning to grow fresh vegetables. After...

2014-01-08 08:22:26

California Food Policy Council and Roots of Change push elected officials for food systems reform OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by Roots of Change and the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) for the first time tracks food and farm policy voting records by the California Legislature. The 2013 CA Legislative Report Related to Food and Farming brings to light how the Golden State's legislature is missing a golden opportunity:...

2013-12-12 23:02:43

Dr. Julia Bradsher, President and CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute, will join stakeholders from more than 70 countries at the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) 2nd Annual Conference in Singapore. SINGAPORE (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Dr. Julia Bradsher, President and CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute, will join stakeholders from more than 70 countries at the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) 2nd Annual Conference in Singapore. These stakeholders will be...

2013-11-29 23:23:12

In this inspiring and informative guide, aimed at both aspiring and experienced urban farmers alike, Peterson explores some of the surprising places one can start a garden, grow your own healthy food and build an Urban Farm Lifestyle. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 What do windowsills, fire escapes, and rooftops have in common? They are all urban gardens just waiting to happen! Grow Wherever You Go! is a newly-released guide written by urban farmer Greg Peterson that aims to...

2013-11-27 23:30:03

Families are struggling to put food on the table for the holidays, and food banks are in need of more donations before the holidays. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 The holidays are here! This is the time for food, fun and family, but for the 325,000 people who are considered “food insecure” the holidays may be a hungry one. Cuts in food stamps have put a high demand on food banks to help feed the hungry, and the fact that about 45 million pounds of food is moved each year in...

2013-11-26 23:25:30

As part of a new app called Urban Farm Guides, Native Seed/SEARCH's Bill McDorman has created an extensive, step-by-step guide on how to save non-GMO seeds that will educate beginning urban farmers, gardeners and seasoned seed savers alike. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 UrbanFarm.org has just released a new, informative guide that teaches urban farmers, of all levels, how to save their seeds. The new how-to guide, Basic Seed Saving, is an extensive guide that describes in...

2013-11-14 23:29:16

The Urban Farm released a new iPhone and iPad app today called Urban Farm Guides; the app contains urban farming guidebooks that inspire users to create their own urban farms. Current How-To Guide topics include growing your own organic food, raising chickens, saving seeds, and creating your own sustainable, organic, urban farm. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 This week UrbanFarm.org released an innovative educational app for iPhone and iPad that will give users access to...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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