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Indoor Farm Boxes Promise Little Work and Lots of Fresh Produce

Published: 
Mon, 11/28/2016 (All day)

For many city-dwelling apartment renters, securing a home with a sprig of green space is a tall order, let alone a place that gets enough sunshine or rain to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden. 

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‘Bee-Friendly’ Gardens Are Finally Becoming Safe for Bees

Published: 
Fri, 08/19/2016 (All day)


Whether filled with neatly trimmed hedges and stately roses, towering cages brimming with tomato vines, or a hodgepodge of wildflowers, gardens bring character, beauty, and perhaps something good to eat to towns and cities. In recent years, gardens have come to be seen not only as an idyllic place for the humans who tend to them but as a sanctuary for bees and other pollinators.

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Kids Plant Michelle Obama’s White House Kitchen Garden for the Last Time

Published: 
Mon, 04/11/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Michelle Obama helped to turn the dirt and plant seedlings on the South Lawn of the White House for the last time as first lady on Tuesday. She planted, among other crops, the same kind of lettuce grown on the International Space Station.

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In Parched California, Town Taps Run Nearly Dry

Published: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Water

People in this mountain town straddling the San Andreas Fault are used to scrapping for water. The lake for which it is named went dry 40 years ago.