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In Defense of School Gardens

School Adds Weeding to Reading and Writing By KIM SEVERSON THOSE who believe trends start on the West Coast and are perfected on the East Coast might add to their argument a garden planned for an elementary school in Brooklyn. This summer, supporters will tear up a quarter-acre of asp
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Solar Gardens

Colorado Community Solar Gardens Offer Condo-Owners & Renters a Plot of Solar Power Action by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY Apart from signing up for green power with your utility, there’s not a lot you can do to get renewable energy into your home if you rent or own in a
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Growing Food On Multiple Levels in the Rainforest

Posted On: Worldwatch Institute Blog ECHO’s Global Farm is divided into six agro-ecological zones—Hillside Farming, Urban Rooftop Gardens, Tropical Monsoon, Rain Forest Clearing, Semi-arid Tropics, and Hot Humid Lowlands—which are maintained by the farm’s eight interns.  Each intern i
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For Those Interested In Solar Cooking…

How to Build and Use a Solar Oven  From: Mother Earth News One aim of solar scientists is to provide a means of cooking for those countries in which fuel is scarce or expensive… http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renewable-Energy/1974-01-01/How-To-Build-And-Use-A-Solar-Oven.aspx
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Urban Gardens for All Kinds of City Lots

by Danielle Maestretti  Finally: Garden guidance for those of us who don’t have big, sunny, plant-friendly backyards. The Baltimore-based magazine Urbanite offers gardening tips for difficult city lots (scroll down a bit for the article), suggesting what to grow in each of four funky
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Using Baking Soda As A Fungicide

  This publication was made available by ATTRA: USE OF BAKING SODA AS A FUNGICIDE ABSTRACT: There has been considerable interest in the use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3) and3) to control powdery mildew and other fungal diseases of plants.
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