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Dozens of people gathered at an urban garden on Whyte Avenue Sunday to celebrate the grand opening of the Youth Empowerment and Social Services (YESS) Urban Roots garden. The initiative had been in the works for a few years, said associate executive director Margo Long. The project was accelerated when the group got permission to borrow the land from the City of...

“Therapeutic gardening has existed since early Egypt. At the beginning of the 1800s, Dr. Benjamin Rush recorded the therapeutic effects of working the garden. Following both World War I and II, veteran hospitals used gardening as therapy for returning soldiers. Even today, there are many gardening and farming programs for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan...

A recent study took place that documented the benefits of urban agriculture. In Denver, children in local public health programs were said to be healthier when taught about where their food comes from. “I think that experience can be a really important piece of their education,” Palmer said. “There is a fair amount of evidence that when kids grow...

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“It has a light to dark green color, thin skin, moisture-rich flesh with tiny edible seeds inside, and is enjoyed best in salads, sandwiches, or as a juice. It has a high water content that helps keep your body hydrated, and the low calorie content makes it a great choice for a weight loss diet. So let us try and understand how cucumbers help maintain our...