Monthly Archives: June 2010

Charlotte does light rail right

Charlotte is car-loving NASCAR country, a vast suburbia of cul-de-sacs and strip malls. Yet its new light rail line is a national model for success, outstripping ridership projections and inspiring millions of dollars in high-density development. How did sensible transportation … Continue reading

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Manure….an interesting fact?

Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer ‘ s invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Fig Wasp Discovered

The world’s oldest known example of a fig wasp has been identified from the Isle of Wight. Dating back 34 million years, the fossil wasp looks almost identical to the modern species, suggesting the specialized insect has remained virtually unchanged … Continue reading

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Mind-Body-Mood Advisor: The Spirit of Organic Gardening

Organic agriculture is more than the food, the soil, and the absence of chemicals. It’s a powerful web of relationships—with the earth, our food, and each other.  By Jeffrey Rossman, PhD RODALE NEWS, LENOX, MA—If you do just one thing—make … Continue reading

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Gardening at Altitude: Different kind of healthy garden

W hen the beds you`re filling hold produce instead of patients, you might not look to a major health care provider to help cover the cost of the bills. But in a bold partnership, Kaiser Permanente teamed with Denver Botanic … Continue reading

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When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.  If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.  ~Author Unknown

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