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2011-02-18 07:10:00

Dervaes Family Pursues a Legally Protected Legacy PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dervaeses are a family of four--a father, Jules, and three adult children, Anais, Justin and Jordanne, who own a small non-profit business devoted to environmental education. On a city lot, in the densely urban setting of Pasadena, Calif., they are trying to live a simple life using unique values developed over the last 25 years. Annually, they can harvest up to 7,000 pounds of...

2011-01-20 11:10:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has created a new homesteading program that taps the desire for self-sufficiency and a return to simpler living. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) "The emerging generation is looking to break the current economic model," said Shelley White, Interim Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. "People are choosing to make their own...

2008-10-07 21:00:27

By Jenny Slafkosky The last of the tomatoes, peppers and beans are piling up in backyard gardens across the Bay Area and filling farmers markets with an overabundance of ripeness. Soon there will also be piles of pumpkins and apples literally falling from the tree. With increasing interest in the Slow Food movement and a resurgence of backyard gardens, more Bay Area residents have a harvest on their hands -- whether it's from their own crop, from a CSA, or from an overeager purchase of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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