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100 marijuana plants removed from West Philadelphia home – 6abc.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Authorities removed over 100 marijuana plants from inside a West Philadelphia home Monday night. Fire crews were called to the 4800 block of Cedar Avenue just after 3 p.m. Monday for a report of strange fumes. When crews arrived, they discovered a large number of marijuana plants and growing equipment inside. Homeland Security and the Narcotics Division were notified. Police say it was an elaborate growing operation hiding in plain…

Badly decomposed body found on Garden Highway levee – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sacramento police are investigating the death of a person found badly decomposed on a Garden Highway levee in the Natomas Park area. At 6:06 p.m. Monday, fire crews responded to a report of a deceased person, according Sacramento Police Sgt. Bryce Henlein. After discovering the state of the body, Heinelin said, fire officials called the police department, which sent homicide detectives and crime scene investigation officers. “We’re calling it a…

Indoor grow gardens bring your gardening inside – St. Augustine Record

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By Kim Cook Associated Press A tasty salad of tender pea shoots. Handfuls of fragrant herbs for the stew. Snack veggies for lunch boxes. Keeping a fresh supply of greens and herbs on hand can be challenging if you don’t have a garden. But now you can plop a planter anywhere in your house, set a few timers, and in about 10 days you’ll be nibbling greens like a contented…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

Humboldt gardener transforms garden into cancer victims’ memorial – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reach the writer at 402-473-7214 or zhammack@journalstar.com On Twitter @zach_hammack 

MTCC offers landscape gardening curriculum – McDowell News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Mindful gardening is better than sex – Bangor Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

According to a study in Scientific American, orgasm and meditation elicit similar results in the brain by reducing thoughts surrounding our sense of self (i.e., the thoughts that flit around our brains nonstop like, Am I thin enough? Am I getting enough sleep? Was I social enough at that last party? Did I look okay?) However, I argue that mindful gardening (a form of meditation) is better than orgasm since…

Backyard gardening is worth a try – New Vision

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

(Credit: Sauda Nabatanzi) HOMES & GARDENING A large chunk of land is what will come to most people’s minds when one talks about farming. Little do they know that farming can be done anywhere at the front of the house, on the verandah and in the backyard, among other areas of the home. This is commonly referred to as backyard gardening. Susan Luutu, a housewife and mother of two, says…

Gardening: When to plant your fall vegetables in NC | News … – News & Observer

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Having survived July, we can now look forward to better days in the garden. That means it is time to start thinking about the third act in the vegetable garden year: fall. This is the too-often overlooked season for vegetable gardens. Yet it can be very rewarding, and it promises a long season of growth and productivity. It is, of course, still summer, and the air and soil remain quite…

Humboldt gardener transforms garden into cancer victims’ memorial – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reach the writer at 402-473-7214 or zhammack@journalstar.com On Twitter @zach_hammack 

It’s time to start planning your fall veggie crops – News & Observer

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Having survived July, we can now look forward to better days in the garden. That means it is time to start thinking about the third act in the vegetable garden year: fall. This is the too-often overlooked season for vegetable gardens. Yet it can be very rewarding, and it promises a long season of growth and productivity. It is, of course, still summer, and the air and soil remain quite…

Garden Bridge in London Is Scrapped, Despite $48 Million Spent – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Garden Bridge has been dogged by controversy almost from the outset. The idea first came from the actress Joanna Lumley, who won support for the project from Mr. Johnson in 2012. George Osborne, then the chancellor of the Exchequer, committed $78 million of public money to the project, with the balance to be raised from philanthropic and corporate donations. Mr. Heatherwick’s design proposed 270 trees and more than 100,000…

Humboldt gardener transforms garden into cancer victims’ memorial – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reach the writer at 402-473-7214 or zhammack@journalstar.com On Twitter @zach_hammack 

Three corpse flowers are about to stink up the US Botanic Garden – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Let the stench frenzy begin. A year after the U.S. Botanic Garden produced a goliath-size titan arum, or corpse flower, the conservatory on the eastern end of the Mall is displaying three together, which may be a first in the botanical world. Call them the three muskyteers. The emerging blooms are positioned in the conservatory’s Garden Court. The first may bloom by Thursday or Friday, the others shortly afterward, although…

The feds seized guns, gold and 320 pot plants. So why did a judge rule they can’t pursue marijuana charges? – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

When agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a remote farm in Humboldt County five years ago, they found plenty to incriminate the owners, Anthony Pisarski and Sonny Moore. More than 300 marijuana plants were growing in a pair of greenhouses. Agents found guns in a house on the sprawling property and about $225,000 in cash, much of it bundled in vacuum-sealed pouches, hidden in a garage and some pickup…

London’s Garden Bridge project officially abandoned – BBC News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Image copyright Heatherwick Studio Image caption A review of the project said more than £37m had already been spent A £200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees over the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned. The Garden Bridge Trust said it had failed to raise private funds since losing the support of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in April. It comes after a review…

Gardening Tips: August 12, 2017 – whotv.com

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Yard and garden expert Mark Thoms joined us live at the Iowa State Fair this weekend! He shared with us tips on freshening up your pot plants and also answered questions related to prepping your yard for fall seeding, if a pumpkin plant still has time to see blooms, and if it’s too early to cut back peonies and bleeding hearts. Here the answers here. If you have a lawn…

The feds seized guns, gold and 320 pot plants. So why did a judge rule they can’t pursue marijuana charges? – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

When agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a remote farm in Humboldt County five years ago, they found plenty to incriminate the owners, Anthony Pisarski and Sonny Moore. More than 300 marijuana plants were growing in a pair of greenhouses. Agents found guns in a house on the sprawling property and about $225,000 in cash, much of it bundled in vacuum-sealed pouches, hidden in a garage and some pickup…

London’s Garden Bridge project officially abandoned – BBC News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Image copyright Heatherwick Studio Image caption A review of the project said more than £37m had already been spent A £200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees over the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned. The Garden Bridge Trust said it had failed to raise private funds since losing the support of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in April. It comes after a review…

London garden bridge project scrapped – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

The charity set up to build a garden bridge across the Thames has scrapped the project, ending a long-running saga involving two London mayors and the actor Joanna Lumley. The Garden Bridge Trust said on Monday that it had told Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, as well as Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport, of its decision, taken due to a lack of support for the…

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