Green-fingered gardeners celebrate a big year in bloom – Newcastle-upon-Tyne Borough Council

The winners of Newcastle in Bloom were announced at an awards ceremony today (Saturday 1 October), with Bright winning the coveted Small Town in the Heart of England category. For the second year running, a unique garden featuring a high standard of horticulture and wildlife-friendly features has won the coveted title of Kidsgrove Couple’s Residential … Read more

UCLA will receive $1.5 million for the Mildred E. Matthias Botanical Garden’s additional waterworks project

Key receivers Updating the small irrigation system in the garden is one of the first priorities. Improvements made possible by the grant include a new hydrological system using reclaimed water, a wetland garden and safer bridge crossings. UCLA’s Mildred E. Matthias received a $1.5 million gift from Charlie and Peggy Norris to enhance … Read more

Landscaping hero blew the whistle on the sprinkler slide

Australia’s new landcare champion is blowing the whistle on the drift of agricultural chemical sprays that it claims are poisoning trees and native plants across the country. Main points: Narromine farmer Bruce Maynard wins this year’s Bob Hawke Land Care Award Mr. Maynard has been recognized for his 35 years of commitment to agricultural sustainability … Read more

Resilience thrives on urban farming in Minneapolis

Alex V. Sipol In a North Minneapolis community garden, a monarch rests against a backdrop of plants and rocks. On a recent summer afternoon, a Monarch butterfly sits on an orange zinnia in North Minneapolis. The monarch – now an endangered species – is joined by crickets, bumble bees and other pollinators, vines heavy with … Read more

Source of staph and fecal bacteria washing into Hilo Bay by UH scientists | University of Hawaii System News

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Hilo Bay Newly published university Hawaii A Hilo study has identified the source of large amounts of harmful bacteria that wash into Hilo Bay following heavy rains. The research team collected soil samples from urban, agricultural, and forested lands in the Hilo Bay watershed. Staphylococcus aureus (informally known as “staph”), resistant to methicillin Staphylococcus aureus … Read more

Culinary Gardens, Beehives, and Milk Carton Furniture: How Sustainable Design Makes This Napa Resort Perfect

While the Carneros Resort & Spa in California’s Napa Valley is undoubtedly a luxury resort, first impressions suggest something different: a more laid-back, understated version of luxury, perhaps different from other similar properties in Napa. Everything for sure it is. Perfect, not necessarily watch out Perfect. Gardens, at first, appear excessive, for example; Among the … Read more

Thanks to Paris’ urban farms, the city’s best restaurants are serving top local produce.

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The chilly depths of a parking garage might be the last place you’d expect to find culinary innovation in Paris. But as the car-free revolution sweeps the city, empty concrete tunnels are being turned into underground farms that feed a growing appetite for local produce. For Laurent Curadon, founder of the WeshGrow urban agriculture project … Read more

Climate Smart Special Crops Pt 2 – AG INFORMATION OF THE EST

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Climate Smart Specialty Crops Pt 2 On today’s Fruit Grower Report, I’m Bob Larson. Climate Smart Agriculture is one of the biggest national issues that farmers and ranchers are watching closely following two years of tough challenges. According to Mark Powers, president of the Northwest Horticulture Council, specialty crop producers are becoming more actively involved … Read more

Mexico’s youth are turning to urban agriculture to connect with their roots.

Moscow has blamed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for ordering the killings, but Kyiv has denied any involvement. Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to comment on the killing. A law enforcement official told Russian state news agency TASS on Monday. The car bomb exploded from a distance“The car may have been tracked and its movements … Read more