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Alyssa Anderson, daughter of a beekeeper, holds a baby bee in a California orchard.Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice Source: earthjustice.org San Francisco, CA — Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected U.S. EPA’s approval of the neonicotinoid insecticide “sulfoxaflor.” The Court concluded that EPA violated federal law when it approved sulfoxaflor...

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Doctor:  I want you to meditate for 20 minutes, twice a day, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, avoid processed foods, eat plenty of organic fruit and veg, spend more time in nature and less indoors, stop worrying about things you can’t control and ditch you TV.  Come back in 3 weeks. ...

“A street in Brooklyn has vegetables growing for people to pick for free, amazing idea. ‪#‎foodisfree‬” -Danny Tyler ...

How would you quickly describe yourself to others? We’re Evan and Judith, a husband-and-wife partnership living in a small house in Portland, Oregon. We are trying to grow and make things and carve out a good life for ourselves that hopefully doesn’t hurt or impede on the lives of those around us in the process. Together we have created a little urban homestead that...

This post is originally from capradio.org An urban farm in Stockton may serve as a model for the Central Valley. The non-profit group “Puentes” built the Boggs Tract Community Garden on a three-acre plot in a poor neighborhood where garbage had piled up for years. Puentes Director Jeremy Terhune says the organic garden allows more than two dozen families...

This post was found originally from vegfriend.com Not just a few, but all diseases can heal with the correct diet and absolutely no medication. Your body is capable of handling and recovering from any ailment provided you give it the appropriate terrain to heal. Supplements may at times be beneficial, but your true medicine is food and always has been. The next time...

This post is originally from munchies.vice.com If you walked along the Manhattan side of the East River sometime in the last 100 years and cast your eyes across the water, you likely saw it: a grimy white building adorned with a big, yellow “Domino Sugar” sign—an emblem of another time. At the height of its success, the Williamsburg factory refined over half...

This post is originally from brookline.wickedlocal.com It contains myriad herbs, including basil, parsley, chamomile and others, as well as vegetables, such as beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and more. Students at the Ivy Street School, which serves teens and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, brain injury and other mental health diagnoses, are enjoying...

How would you quickly describe yourself to others? I’m easy-going and like to spend time at home tending to my garden and watching my chickens while enjoying a glass of red wine. How did you get started with your blog/instagram page/etc?  I’ve had a blog ever since I can remember and it started out as being more of an online journal but morphed into...

This post and its content/images are from SeedsNow.com, click here to view the full post. Powdery mildew. You’ve probably had it plague one of your plants at some point or another during your years of gardening. Powdery mildew is one of the most widespread and easily identifiable plant fungal diseases. From vegetable gardens to rose gardens, ornamental trees...

On Monday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station harvested and ate the first lettuce to have been grown in space. ...

Post/content/images are from CivilEats.com – and – anderson.slhn.org Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform? When it comes to improving the food on today’s hospital trays, some medical institutions are finding that onsite farms are the next logical step. By Jodi Helmer on July 21, 2015 St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic...

This post/content/images are from www.SeedsNow.com How did you get started with your blog? How I got started with my blog, The Urban Lady Bug, was through Facebook originally, I posted pictures of our garden on my personal page almost everyday and had dozens of my friends and their friends, comment, tag and ask a bunch of questions. So I figured I should create a...

This post/content/images are from berkeleyside.com A sign outside the garden tells when there’s produce being given away. Photo: Alix Wall by Alix Wall/Bay Area Bites Whenever UC Berkeley student Sara Cate Jones has felt the blues coming on, she’s relied on the same remedy: she goes to the student garden on the corner of Walnut and Virginia streets and picks herself...

NationofChange.org is the original source of this post/images. Not only are people around the world capable of growing nutrient-dense, nourishing food that will feed their communities, even if they live in an urban setting, but they can also do it with élan. Some of the most creative urban gardening projects around the globe can inspire us to create our own green...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing Rob from “Bits Out The Back”: How would you quickly describe yourself to others? I’m a stay at home dad that’s very interested in growing as much nutritionally dense food as I can to help improve our health and reduce our dependence on the industrialized food system. We live in SE Queensland Australia in a subtropical...

Become a Urban Organic Gardener! Here at UOG we believe that growing your own organic food can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your mind, body, and soul. Become a member of the UOG Monthly Seed Club and receive a handpicked collection of seeds and garden goodies specifically catered to your exact growing requirements. Whether you’re growing in containers on your patio...

Source of this post is www.express.co.uk A RETIRED teacher who spent £5,000 of his life savings creating an urban garden paradise on wasteland has been ordered to destroy it. Jam Imani Rad put his life savings into creating the garden Jam Imani Rad, 65, installed statues, trellises and stone structures and dozens of plants to create the green outdoor haven outside...

Source of this content is deadline.com John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. is planting a documentary about four “gangster gardeners” who discover what happens when they get their hands dirty — in the soil of South L.A. Check out the trailer for Can You Dig This, which has its world premiere Thursday at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Fusion already has nabbed...

Source of this contest is from usnews.com by Corinne Ruff Common Good City Farm produces food for low-income neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. Nearly a decade ago, neighbors living near an abandoned elementary school in LeDroit Park in the District of Columbia described the area as a “thriving, open-air crack market.” But today, the once dangerous lot...