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Dade City blueberry farm still recovering after 100000 plants damaged by Irma – TBO.com

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

DADE CITY — As the sun rose on the Tuesday after Hurricane Irma, Leonard Park made the familiar drive toward Frogmore Fresh blueberry farm. With remnant winds still blowing, he hoped for the best. But as he turned the corner and looked across the field, he could see row after row of fallen and leaning plants. “Plants were leaning, craning or laid down on the ground,” said Park,…

Expanding the footprint of a gardening business – Business Mirror

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Three years after the closure of the Manila Seedling Bank, Gerald Sioco found himself replanting the roots of a gardening business, which had been a “cash cow” for 13 years. Sioco’s retail gardening business, Green 2000, was among the enterprises told to vacate the 7-hectare Manila Seedling Bank after it was taken over by the local government of Quezon City for good. It happened just a few weeks before the…

Bloomberg pledges $64M to retire coal power plants – New York Post

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Michael Bloomberg pledged an extra $64 million Wednesday to retire coal-burning power plants and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. The contribution to the Sierra Club and other environmental groups comes the same week the Trump administration declared the war on coal is over and said it would withdraw from a 2015 Obama-era environmental effort to curb greenhouse emissions, known as the Clean Power Plan. The plan would have set…

SpikerBox allows plants to engage in interspecies conversation … – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This Venus flytrap has something to say.  Backyard Brains Backyard Brains — the team behind the remote controlled cockroach and the jam session with a squid — is at it again. This time, they’re giving plants a voice. With the Plant SpikerBox, certain species of plants can actually transmit a signal to another species. Essentially, the SpikerBox allows plant-to-plant interspecies communication. A TED talk featuring the SpikerBox in action shows…

5 Reasons to Add Air Plants to Your Home Décor – Washingtonian.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you don’t have the time or space for traditional plants, air plants might be exactly what you need. Here are five reasons why they’re perfect for anyone—even serial plant killers. 1. Air plants are low-maintenance and need no soil. Their preferred climate is humid (they’re native to Central and South America, the West Indies, and the Southern US), meaning they thrive in the DC area’s higher-than-average humidity during warmer…

Garden Reclamation – The LumberJack

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rows upon rows of seeds have been planted, and now they wait patiently for their chance to peek through the top layer of soil to greet the moist air. By | Michelle N. Meyers The CCAT garden’s are moving and bending in shape, forever changing with the seasons, through the helping hands that come and go. The folks at CCAT are welcoming these changes of seasons with open arms. Rows…

Despite Trump promises, uncertainty reigns in Ohio communities near coal plants – Midwest Energy News

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A plan by the Trump administration to rescue uneconomic coal plants has done little to ease the pall of anxiety hanging over two Ohio River counties. By next June, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) will close two coal-fired plants in Adams County, Ohio — the 2,318-megawatt coal-fired J.M. Stuart Station, opened in 1971, and the 618-megawatt Killen Station, started 11 years later. Less than a year after DP&L announced…

Jun Kaneko, ‘the Chihuly of the ceramics world,’ at Desert Botanical Garden – AZCentral.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Workers at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix guide a 2,000-pound sculpture by Jun Kaneko to its pedestal.(Photo: Kerry Lengel/The Republic) “This is the best part of my job,” Elaine McGinn says. “When we have flying art, it makes me so happy.” McGinn’s job is director of exhibitions for the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, and the flying art in question is a 12-foot-tall, 2,000-pound, pastel pink and blue head,…

Designing for the elderly: How to make gardening still a delight in retirement – Total Landscape Care

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans 65 and older is projected to double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060, and the 65 and older age group’s share of the population will rise from 15 percent to 24 percent. So, what does this aging demographic mean for you and your business? Many baby boomers are fond of their gardening but face a challenge…

Backyard Brains helps your plants open up – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This Venus flytrap has something to say.  Backyard Brains Backyard Brains — the team behind the remote controlled cockroach and the jam session with a squid — is at it again. This time, they’re giving plants a voice. With the Plant SpikerBox, certain species of plants can actually transmit a signal to another species. Essentially, the SpikerBox allows plant-to-plant interspecies communication. A TED talk featuring the SpikerBox in action shows…

As the gardening world embraces native plants, a city plot undergoes its own evolution – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

With a millstone-like fountain as its focal point, Barbara Downs’s garden is full of native and other plants, and plenty of fall color. (April Greer for The Washington Post) “Holy cow! I think it’s a monarch,” says Barbara Downs, 74, as an orange-and-black butterfly flicks across her mature Georgetown garden. “We have lots of swallowtails, but I think it’s a monarch.” The excitement of this experienced gardener is clear. Little…

Gardening for life – The Sun Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

From the time we are little, nature seems to beckon. We play outside and watch the dandelions blooming and the frogs hopping. We lie on the ground and look up at the puffy cumulus clouds going by and then roll over to inspect the ladybug crawling up a blade of grass. The outdoors is fascinating. It peeks our interest and we can play outside in the…

What you need to know about autumn gardening in Redlands – Redlands Daily Facts

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Gardeners and their lawns can breathe a little easier with cooler temperatures on their way. Homeowners may soon reduce their water output without losing plants to heat and dehydration. Even better, increased fall and winter rain, coupled with very few frosts means lowland southern California residents don’t have to stop planting through the cooler months. “It’s a great time to plant things that tend to be overwatered during the summer…

Master Gardeners present Adventures in Gardening – The Hendricks County Flyer

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

DANVILLE — Local gardening enthusiasts gathered at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex Saturday for Adventures in Gardening. There were 130 people at the event, which was presented by the Hendricks County Master Gardeners (HCMG). “We’ve been planning this for a year and a half,” event chairwoman Jill Clouser said. “We have some really great people.” While many members of the club have lost…

EPA Chief Announces Reversal Of Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a Cabinet meeting with President Trump in June. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a Cabinet meeting with President Trump in June. Andrew Harnik/AP Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET The Trump administration will scuttle an Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt,…

GE names hedge fund Trian executive Ed Garden to board – Reuters

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

(Reuters) – U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co, which major shareholder Trian Fund Management has been pressuring to conduct a more thorough restructuring, appointed the hedge fund’s chief investment officer to its board on Monday. Edward Garden will replace Robert Lane, who is retiring due to health reasons after a dozen years as a director, GE said in a statement. The surprise move comes one day before shareholders at consumer…

Cromwell couple proposes kids garden to teach importance of healthy eating – Middletown Press

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Caption Close CROMWELL — The couple responsible for establishing the Cromwell Farmers Market is now proposing to establish a children’s community garden. Heather and Jeff Polke came before the Town Council last week to pitch their idea of establishing the children’s garden on a portion of the Hoffman Farm. Doing so, the Polkes said, would encourage a sense of adventure among young people while also helping to instill in them…

UNH gets grant to study economic impact of invasive plants – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

DURHAM — Researchers with the N.H. Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have received a half a million dollar USDA grant to investigate the economics of managing invasive plants in forests owned by private landowners. The research project will be directed by experiment station researcher Shadi Atallah, assistant professor of environmental and resources economics, in collaboration with experiment station researcher Tom Lee, associated…

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