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2013-09-06 23:01:06

There's still time to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs this fall and winter. Melinda Myers provides strategies to get the most out of late season gardening. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Didn’t get enough gardening in this season? Don’t worry there is still time to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs this fall and winter. Myers suggests the following strategies to get the most out late season gardening. Purchase transplants and seeds that will grow and...

People Consume Fruits, Vegetables More Often When They Have Easy Access To Them
2013-09-04 07:56:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Access to adequate fruits and vegetables is problematic in low-income communities because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers' markets. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. CSAs link consumers to a local farm’s produce over a growing season....

2013-08-24 23:03:59

The Damascus, Oregon City Council approves Edible Community: The Healthy Damascus Food Plan at the August 19, 2013 meeting. Damascus, Oregon (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 At their August 19th meeting, the Damascus City Council approved Edible Community: The Healthy Damascus Food Plan. The Plan was funded by a Community Health Initiatives grant from Kaiser Permanente to examine and improve the community’s access to healthy food. The 66-page report was developed by Senior Planner, Elise...

2013-08-22 23:27:37

In Peterson’s eBook My Ordinary, Extraordinary Yard, he shares the simple process of how he transformed his residential landscape into an edible garden delight. The eBook is available for free download for a limited time. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Growing food in the city? Really? The Urban Farming revolution is upon us with homeowners across the country turning their urban flowerbeds into mini-farms and converting their flowerpots into edible garden delights. This new breed...

2013-08-19 23:03:01

The organization was one of two not-for-profits chosen to receive monies from the annual road race. Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Capital Region residents will continue to have access to fresh food and green spaces thanks to support from the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge. Today, race organizers presented a check to Capital District Community Gardens in the amount of $12,352 to support the organization’s mission to nourish healthy communities. CDCG was one of two local...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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