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Stories with subject: Gardening
  • Edible Schoolyards teach kids at 5 schools 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:10 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - After Hurricane Katrina, Alice Waters wanted to do a service project for New Orleans. Now, the first Edible Schoolyard at Samuel J. Green Charter School, just off Freret Street, is a lush and lovely space that just hosted the fifth annual Edible Evening fundraiser. And Green is no longer the only Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans.

  • Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:58 am
  • CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia - As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955.

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:07 pm
  • FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren.

  • Take a tour on Lake Washington 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:04 am
  • GREENVILLE, Mississippi - A narrow two-lane road framing Lake Washington showcases many antebellum homes, some built as far back as the mid-1800s. While a handful have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years, others have been passed down through generations and boast original chandeliers that once were fitted with candles.

  • NC Executive Mansion garden opens to public 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The garden at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh will be open one day for self-guided tours.

  • UW book highlights plants native to region 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:58 am
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming has produced a publication that gardeners in the state might find useful.

  • Miami Foundation seeks creative public space ideas 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:55 pm
  • MIAMI - The Miami Foundation is looking for creative and classic ways to repurpose public spaces across Miami-Dade County. So far submissions for the 2nd annual Our Miami Public Space Challenge include a disc golf course and a nonprofit fish restaurant that could train military vets and others in the food business. Also on the list are the ever popular community gardens, shaded parks and farmers markets.

  • Spring planting 2 weeks behind schedule 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:20 am
  • STRATHAM, New Hampshire - The late-season cold and snow has made it tough for spring planting.

  • In Mexican jungle, surreal art garden Las Pozas 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:20 pm
  • XILITLA, Mexico - At the end of a long, dirt road in Mexico's northeast jungle, two spiral staircases appear, leading nowhere amid an ornate concrete structure. Giant concrete fleur-de-lis flank a path, and tall bamboo-shaped columns surround a house with no walls. Oversize plaster orchids are in permanent bloom, while a natural waterfall ceaselessly flows down a mountain.

  • Texas pushes native plants for Monarch butterflies 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:29 pm
  • HOUSTON - A half-century ago, Monarch butterflies - tired, hungry and bursting to lay eggs - found plenty of nourishment as they migrated from Mexico through Texas. Native white-flowering balls of antelope milkweed covered grassland areas, growing alongside other nectar-filled flowers.

  • Pa. college students grow vegetables for needy 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:31 am
  • PHILADELPHIA - College students in the Philadelphia area are learning about agriculture while growing produce to feed the needy.

  • UNH kicks off annual spring greenhouse open house 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:34 am
  • DURHAM, New Hampshire - The University of New Hampshire is kicking off its annual Greenhouse Open House for eager gardeners weary of the extended winter weather.

  • With a season on-deck, Dusty Baker's garden grows 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:30 pm
  • GRANITE BAY, California - Dusty Baker looks at his overgrown collard greens and heads to the shed for his scissors. It's time for an impromptu harvest in his garden.

  • EXCHANGE: Local food takes root in Mendota 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:25 am
  • MENDOTA, Illinois - The local food initiative took root in Mendota recently when a local business partnered with Mendota High School to start providing the school cafeteria with lettuce grown right on campus.

  • Phoenix service event draws 2 Clintons, Giffords 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 2:43 pm
  • PHOENIX - Bill Clinton said Sunday that "everybody can serve everywhere" at a community service project intended to convert vacant Phoenix lots into urban gardens and spaces for public use.

  • Garden club teaches Southington students to grow 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:10 am
  • SOUTHINGTON, Connecticut - Nestled against the wall in the corner of South End School's cafeteria and media room stretches about 10 feet of wood that houses an indoor garden. Leaves were sprouting from the dirt as tomatoes, radishes, carrots, beets, beans and other vegetables continue to grow.

  • No smoking at Tacoma marijuana convention 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:26 pm
  • TACOMA, Washington - Unlike Seattle's annual Hempfest, no smoking will be allowed at a marijuana convention in August at the Tacoma Dome.

  • Milwaukee Art Museum hosts "Art in Bloom" 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:14 am
  • MILWAUKEE - Forty gardening, floral arranging, and landscape designers from across the region are using flowers to interpret masterpieces on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

  • Extended forecast spurs caution for eager planters 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:22 am
  • VINCENNES, Indiana - The calendar may proclaim that spring has arrived, but experts advise against breaking out your gardening duds and flower pots just yet.