Trade deals, foreign market access debated in US Senate farm bill hearing – Colorado Newslin

WASHINGTON – In the first session of the new congressional session, the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Food and Forestry Committee met Wednesday to hear topics related to commercial and horticultural crops in the upcoming farm bill. Legislators have prioritized enforcing the country’s agricultural trade agreements, expanding access to international markets and supporting underserved producers. “The success … Read more

Carillon at Bellevue Station residents were awarded the happiest indoor garden in the United States – the Villager

Residents of Carillon, a senior living community at Bellevue Station, received the Seniors Award for Happiest Indoor Plant Garden in the United States. Competing among more than 70 senior living communities across the country, the garden, built and maintained by Carillon residents, has been recognized for its beauty, quality results and community involvement. Eldergrow offers … Read more

A new season for community harvesting continues at Tucson Village Farm.

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Many families are stretching the budget to feed their children quality food. Some parents may struggle to balance their desire and pressure to get their children to eat nutritious fruits and vegetables. KGUN 9 On Your Side recently visited Tucson’s Village Farm to see what guests will find when their staff … Read more

Institute of Horticulture Research launched the second year of HRI Leadership Academy

The American Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is pleased to announce the second year of the HRI Leadership Academy, a one-year leadership program designed to develop the skills the green industry needs to operate better, grow faster and prepare for the future. Consisting of in-person training sessions and virtual online classes and meetings, the HRI Leadership … Read more

Preserving Heritage: Miss Sims’ Garden has begun a capital improvement plan.

Now under new philanthropic management, Miss Sims’ Garden will soon receive many improvements as part of a capital improvement plan. Garden manager Amy Weiss said the nonprofit organization was created last year to preserve the legacy of garden founder Catherine Anville Sims and to allow the garden to become a botanical garden for public enjoyment … Read more

The Pittsfield School Committee voted to make Taconic comprehensive

Discussions about professionalizing public schools began last March. His announcement came Tuesday night. Taconic — which was completely rebuilt with a brand new facility for the 2018 school year — has long focused on career technical education, or CTE. “This $120 million investment by Pittsfield residents will increase options for our graduates and provide a … Read more

A historic English barn has been transformed into a beautiful garden retreat by Mane Kela

Nottinghamshire ‘colston bassett’ extension English Architecture studio Mane Kela has completed a historic renovation warehouse In the village of Colston Bassett. The property sits on a 2,200 sq m (23,680 sq ft) plot, with a welcoming driveway and lovely rear garden. The team thoughtfully combines modern design elements with existing structures to create a unique … Read more

‘Butterflies in Bloom’ is bringing thousands of flying insects to Meijer Gardens.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s annual butterfly exhibit is returning this spring to help the West Michigan community escape the winter blues. The “Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming” exhibit brings patrons 7,500 tropical butterflies. This year, Meijer Gardens celebrates its 28th year of offering an intimate way to … Read more