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Kitchen gardens sprouting peace of mind, e-businesses

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Be it inflation or the risk of consuming pesticide-laden vegetables, urbanites are majorly taking to farming in their apartments and the kitchen gardens are sprouting not only peace of mind but also e-businesses.

40 new Hydro jobs

A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.

Federal backing touted for five crucial Tasmanian irrigation projects

Tasmania's irrigation body says five projects highlighted by the Federal Government are "shovel-ready" and just need funding.

Vegetarians have much lower sperm counts

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables may harm fertility, say researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School

Fruit and veggies pave the road to happiness

Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well–being. A University of Queensland study suggests eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day not only leads to better physical health but improves mental well–being.

Irradiated Aussie produce to hit NZ

Irradiated fruit and vegetables from Australia are likely to go on sale here as early as next year. read more

Lynda happy doing the spade work on Get Growing

From her 17-hectare lifestyle block in Hunua, Get Growing host Lynda Hallinan is in the ideal position to reflect on the joys of gardening. When TV Guide chats to Hallinan about the new season of her gardening show, now on Choice TV, she is immersed in her natural surrounds.

PNoy’s pet project finally takes off

Cabanatuan City – After five years and the ouster of two administrators of the National Irrigation Administration, President Aquino’s pet project - the P15.8-billion Phase 2 of the Balog-Balog Multipurpose Dam (BBMP) in Tarlac – will soon be implemented by the irrigation agency. This was assured by NIA Administrator Florencio Padernal who said the Board of Directors of the National Economic and ...

Irradiated Australian produce likely to be in stores soon

Irradiated fruit and vegetables from Australia are likely to go on sale here as early as next year.Importers have welcomed the move but growers say the products could be used in fruit drinks without consumers' knowledge.Queensland's...

Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."

Gardening society hopes to grow new members

A VILLAGE gardening society hopes to attract a new generation of keen young gardeners.

UW graduate student conducting community survey on gardening

Justin Michael Frazier thinks of food in Laramie as a puzzle.

Fall into vegetables, fruits for good health

Remember when your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables because they were good for you? Well, guess what: She was right!

"Champions of Industry", with Jimmy Johnson, is set to feature a new spot on Landscaping

Landscape Architecture and related fields will be discussed in a new spot... (PRWeb October 19, 2014) Read the full story at

Dirt Therapy: Get Out Your Garden Tools, It’s Time to Plant

Check out these useful tips for gardening during the fall and winter By Marianne Taylor This is my all-time favorite time of year: autumn, brisk mornings, amber-lit afternoons, the fresh smell of mulch and a hearty amount of plants, bulbs and seeds waiting to get assigned to their raised beds. Who says gardens can’t grow […]

Conserve Lake County’s plant, tree sale ends Sept. 24

Rebecca Labb, whose property is certified by Conserve Lake County’s Conservation At Home program for eco-friendly landscaping, shows off the Swamp White Oak she purchased last year.

Radnor's Skunk Hollow Community Garden earns blue ribbon from Philadelphia Horticultural Society

Although the gardening season has ended, members of Radnor’s Skunk Hollow Community Garden have reason for glee. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society awarded the garden a blue ribbon in the 2014 PHS gardening and greening contest, out of 350 entries.

Gardening Tips: Questions from October 18th

Earl May’s Tim Rundlett answers questions regarding newly plant peonies, how to deter a chipmunk, controlling creeping charlie during the winter months, and planting mums. Please submit your questions here for Tim to answer this coming Saturday! Click here to submit them.

ICC and ASABE Announce New Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler Standard

First ANSI standard to establish uniform testing procedures for key landscape and irrigation systems components. (PRWeb October 18, 2014) Read the full story at

Landscaping Under Way

Historic Fort Steuben Executive Director Judy Bratten checked on landscaping work on the hillside above the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater on Thursda.

Your Friday Faves: Houston's Top 10 Patios

Now that we have perfect patio weather, here are some of ABC-13 viewers' favorite outdoor dining spots!

B&D Rockeries Talks Style, Materials, and Function For Retaining Walls in Snohomish County in Their Latest Article

The latest article from B&D Rockeries, a local family-owned landscaping business from Everett, WA, highlights for homeowners the options that are available for building a home retaining wall. (PRWeb October 17, 2014) Read the full story at

HOPEWELL: Recreation Soccer Round-UP

Jack’s Nursery & Landscaping took a 2-0 decision over Soccer Post & Tennis Net as goalie Katy Gray made several outstanding saves for the shutout. Lucy Webster and Lilla Antal had the Jack’s goals, while the defensive corps of Luca Antal, Kirsten Southall and Natalie Kasprzyk were able to hold-off a late push from Soccer Post & Tennis Net.

Casecnan dam owner settles P1.7-B tax

A US firm, which owns the Casecnan multipurpose irrigation and power project here, has agreed to pay more than P1.7 billion in taxes that it owed to the provincial government. The provincial government said that a new agreement it signed with California Energy, which operates the Casecnan project, guarantees that the company would settle its tax arrears in  staggered payments until 2016. The ...

Patio home developers get a break with city council

Patio home developers in Campbell River get an exemption

Pinning down true costs of irrigation

Energy seems to be the unknown cost for farmers irrigating their land. read more

The Sentinel published Home Bargain Buys 16/10/14

Leek Road, Endon - £262,500 This well maintained four bedroom semi detached family home is within walking distance of the popular Endon schools.It has a Minton-tiled entrance hall and cloakroom/w.c., the sitting room has a pair of double glazed patio doors to the back garden and a living flame effect gas fire, as does the lounge. The kitchen has a range of units with solid oak work surfaces and ...

Latest: Gardening equipment stolen from Aghadowey premises

Police in Coleraine are appealing for information following the theft of gardening equipment from premises in the Agivey Road, Aghadowey.

Firm leads industry in recognition for design

An Ashburton irrigation company has become the first in the industry to gain accreditation for irrigation system design. read more

Ryleigh's Oyster offers city experience in the county

Timonium location of Federal Hill staple serves a tasty Orange Crush Timonium location of Federal Hill staple serves a tasty Orange Crush

More takers for kitchen and home gardening

Over 3,000 women have taken part in training programmes conducted between January and March for promoting kitchen gardens

$1.4m irrigation reserve refocused after Act change

A $1.4 million reserve set aside to provide grants to develop irrigation schemes has been rendered unusable under its present status by a change to the Local Government Act, the Otago Regional Council says. read more

Gardening calendar: insulate your greenhouse and protect pots

Our gardening guru Sarah Raven shares her top tasks. This week: take steps to stop winter moths attacking your fruit trees

Ways to grow your own savings

What do gardening and saving money have to do with each other? Potentially quite a bit.

Vegetables: Are they the new bacon? José Andrés and other chefs think so.

Jos Andrs announces plans for a vegetable-focused fast-casual chain.

Horseshoe casino set to unveil outdoor patio

The Horseshoe Casino is set to expand outside.

East Deer commissioners discuss patio home proposal

A subdivision of patio homes could be coming to East Deer. The township commissioners on Thursday night discussed a planned proposal by developer Steve Tobe ...

Comings & Goings: New Home for

After 25 years at 645 Post Road East,, the outdoor furniture and patio accessories store, has relocated to a new retail building at 919 Post Road East at the intersection of Cedar Road and near the Sherwood Diner.

Lindsay Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Lindsay Corporation , a leading provider of irrigation systems and infrastructure products, today announced results for its fourth quarter ended August 31, 2014.

Landscaping crew finds man's body in wooded swale in Pembroke Pines

A landscaping crew discovered a man's body while on the job Wednesday morning in Pembroke Pines. Pembroke Pines police said the discovery was made shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a wooded swale along Pines Boulevard. Police said the man's identity hasn't been determined. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause and manner of death. Anyone with information is asked ...

Milgard Introduces New Advanced Security Secondary Lock for Patio Doors

Milgard launches SmartTouch® Bolt, the company’s most advanced security lock yet --- available on Tuscany® Series and Montecito ® Series patio doors today. The SmartTouch® Bolt is a secondary lock that is fully integrated into the Milgard patio door with no visible fasteners. (PRWeb October 06, 2014) Read the full story at

UPLB develops edible landscaping

The University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) has developed a starter kit on “edible” landscaping to help health buffs who wish to have a healthy lifestyle through beautiful gardens planted with nutritious food crops. Believing that no Filipino should be left hungry, UPLB started the concept of having an artistic style in growing edible plants through edible landscaping. In 2009, the team ...

Ask the Builder: Dirt against brick can cause moisture woes - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 PST

DEAR TIM: I just purchased a home where the landscaping bed is up against the brick front wall. The home is about 25 years old. The planting bed extends about 3 feet from the house and is constructed with timbers that hold the dirt and mulch up against the brick. Is it bad to do this? What can happen? If you had built my house, how would it look and what would be done to ensure water isn’t an ...

Irrigation scheme set to kill off sheep farming

Central Plains Water's massive irrigation scheme will be the final death knell of sheep on the central Canterbury Plains as farmers switch to higher returning alternatives such as dairy to cover its cost.

STREET BEAT: Landscaping ‘at its best’

Landscaping is another profession where there is more than meets the eye. While the eye may perceive the finished product, there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes to make a beautiful garden space which some may take for granted. But in these tough times, are Barbadians maintaining their properties? Do people care enough to keep their surroundings beautiful in the midst of a ...

Netafim USA Goes Mobile With New Landscape & Turf Drip Irrigation Catalog App

As more landscape professionals look to drip irrigation technology as a solution for beautiful water-efficient landscapes, Netafim USA has announced the release of its new Landscape & Turf Catalog and Price List mobile app.

A New View of Vegetables: 7 Ways to Change Your Current Approach to Produce

Eat your veggies. It's what parents say at the dinner table -- fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits -- and it's what government guidelines recommend.

Avenues Bistro a step closer to getting back its patio

The Avenues Bistro may get its patio dining, after all. In a split 4-3 vote Tuesday evening, the Salt Lake City Council adopted an amendment to allow outdoor dining for non-conforming restaurants. The Avenues Bistro, 564 E. 3rd Ave., opened in 2012 ...

New patio and balcony dining in New Orleans 2014, photo gallery

Great patio dining us just around the corner in New Orleans. Three new places to enjoy good food and outside dining.

5 Ways Your Yard May Be Scaring Off Potential Homebuyers

When you're selling your house, you aren't just selling your house. You're also selling your shrubs, your tree with Dutch elm disease and potentially scads of crabgrass. If you suspect your yard is chasing away more potential buyers than it's drawing in, consider these six landscaping missteps along with suggestions from real estate experts and gardeners to help spruce up your lot.
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