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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

( University of British Columbia ) Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school.The research suggests a parent's educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic ...

Harish Rawat favours small dams to solve drinking water problem

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has directed the authorities to expedite irrigation and flood control projects on the banks of rivers in the state.

Today's obits: Steven G. Byrne worked for J&J Landscaping as a landscape construction manager

Byrne, 48, lived in Jordan and was a Fayetteville-Manlius High School graduate.

AP irrigation dept. for improving water resources, greenery

Minister for Major Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that an integrated approach would be adopted for development of water resources, greenery and livelihoods. Talking to repo...

Best new bulbs for spring 2015

Which? Gardening has lent us a hand and tested the latest bulb varieties. Here are three of the best to plant now for next year

Senior meals - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 PST

For the week of Sept. 22-26. Monday – Option 1: Spanish rice casserole, roll, steamed vegetables, fruit. Option 2: Chef salad, steamed vegetables, fruit.

Flood of support for irrigation scheme

THERE are two hurdles the Circular Head Irrigation Scheme faces before getting off the ground.

Patio Suites Offered For Ragin' Cajuns Home Games

LAFAYETTE - As part of the recent upgrades to Cajun Field for the 2014 football season, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Athletics Department is offering two outdoor Patio Suites that can be rented out to large groups and corporations on a game-by-game basis. The Patio Suites, located on the southwest side of Cajun Field, provide exclusive access to group members and will serve as a great way to move ...

Gardening Expert Steven Blackburn Reveals Faster Growth With Hydroponic Systems

Skarsgard Farms, the largest community-supported agriculture operation in the state of New York, just announced plans to convert a 3,000 square-foot big traditional greenhouse in the South Valley into ...

Gardening series starts Sept. 18

Worthington Garden Club President Steve Herminghausen said the theme of the group's 2014-15 program series came from his recent master gardener training.

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Are you getting enough vitamin A? Probably, but half of the world isn’t

Vegetables like squash, carrots and broccoli contain vitamin A, an essential nutrient that people in half the world’s countries are lacking. Courtesy Glowimages/Getty Images On the PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, Miles O’Brien reports on Golden Rice, a genetically modified grain that scientists hope will add vitamin A to impoverished diets in the Philippines. According to the World Health ...

Eighty3 Adds Sidewalk Patio

The Downtown Memphis restaurant eighty3 has added a sidewalk patio. The 30-seat al fresco addition to eighty3 is open to the public year-round, and it...

LivCor Taps Banyan Water to Reduce Irrigation Water Usage by 50% on 12 Texas Multi-Family Properties

LivCor, LLC, a portfolio company of global asset manager Blackstone, recently engaged Austin-based smart water management company, Banyan Water to deploy Banyan’s Smart Irrigation

Red Gold Tip: Slow Cooker Veggies

Harder vegetables like onions, potatoes, carrots, winter squash and other heartier vegetables should be added at the beginning and do well at longer cooking times. Place these vegetables around the sides or on the bottom of your cooker as they cook slower than some meats.

Research and Markets: Analysis Of The Fruits And Vegetables Sector In GCC Countries: With The Production, Consumption ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis Of The Fruits And Vegetables Sector In GCC Coun

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Sept. 18-25, 2014

?Seven Year Itch,? nature center programs, Alexandria Fest, planetarium programs.

Church volunteers finish Big Bend landscaping project in two days

MOSES LAKE - A landscaping project at Big Bend Community College was completed in two days thanks to hundreds of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moses Lake.

Party on the Patio set for Saturday at Heritage Station

HUNTINGTON -- The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District will host a special Saturday night Party on the Patio at Heritage Station from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Spice mix simplifies pickling veggies

The renewed interest in canning has more home cooks experimenting with pickling vegetables. This recipe uses McCormick’s pickling spice to create a quick and easy version of Asian-style pickled vegetables.

16 Curb Appeal - Mark Linton reveals the blueprint

When you build a house, you need to follow the blueprints to make sure everything fits in the right place. The same goes for a good landscaping project. Mark Linton from Linton's Enchanted Gardens put his pen to paper and created an amazing design.

Water tax may hit farmers hard

Canterbury farmers may be forced to pay the bulk of an irrigation tax which could yield the Government almost $40 million a year in revenue, a report says.

Brothers' bickering tips off cops to pot plants

Ben Hooper OTTAKRING, Austria, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Austrian police said two brothers arguing about the irrigation system for their marijuana plants probably should have had the row in private.

China Reduces Wheat Irrigation as Farming Depletes Groundwater

China is reducing crop irrigation in regions with water shortages as the world’s biggest grain consumer seeks to ease pressure on declining aquifers.

Vacaville residents narrowly avoid shooting

Vacaville police are looking for a man residents say fired a handgun at them on the backyard patio of their home on Meadows Drive Sunday afternoon.

Six best Pinoy fruits and vegetables

Filipinos are very fortunate to live in a tropical country where plenty of fruits and vegetables grow. These staple food crops can be easily grown in home gardens and are sold affordably in the markets. They also provide great health benefits. “Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which help nourish your […]

5 Eco-Friendly Gardening Tools That Will Help Save the Planet—and Save You Money

As activities go, gardening sounds about as green as you can get, right? Well, no, not if you're using anything more than old-fashioned hand tools to do it.

Silver Heights Restaurant wins appeal to keep contentious patio

The owners of the Silver Heights Restaurant in Winnipeg are celebrating a city decision that allows them to keep their patio open — for now. The decision is temporary, as the patio has a one-year conditional permit with a number of restrictions in place. "We have people that are closer than the opposition, that don't have a problem with our patio."

Future of Silver Heights Restaurant patio to be decided at city hall

The future of the patio at the Silver Heights Restaurant, which residents say has created a lot of noise and traffic headaches over the past nine years, is set to be decided at Winnipeg city hall today. People living near the restaurant in St. James say they've had to put up with noise, traffic and parking problems since the patio opened in 2005. "It's not just once in a while," said Brian Luff ...

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Health Tip: Use Gardening Tools Safely

Title: Health Tip: Use Gardening Tools Safely Category: Health News Created: 9/10/2014 7:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Extra Vegetables, a Leading Developer for the Custom Install Channel, Joins Control4's Expanding Development Team

Control4 , a leader in residential and commercial automation systems, announced today that its wholly-owned U.K. subsidiary has acquired UK-based Extra Vegetables Ltd., a privately held company.

Strictly Doors and Gates Now Offers Patio Covers in Las Vegas at Reasonable Prices

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- via PRWEB - As a leading provider of high-end quality doors and gates, Strictly Doors and Gates now offers patio covers in Las Vegas at reasonable prices. The company has expertise in ...

Jane Says: Summer Lasts Longer When You Freeze Vegetables

“What’s the best way to go about freezing vegetables from my garden?” Part of the appeal—for me, at any rate—is that you can do it in small quantities, as vegetables ripen to peak perfection. For preserving optimum flavor and texture, preventing moisture loss in frozen foods is key.

Landscaping and Hardscaping Projects Can Bring Homeowners an ROI of Up to 150 Percent, According to New Study

'New mantra is location, location, landscape,' says one realtor

Grounds Guys of Annapolis – a leading landscape management expert in Maryland to launch special discounts for its ...

One of the leading landscaping experts in Maryland Grounds Guys of Annapolis has confirmed that it will be launching a series of special discounts that the firm says are designed to promote greater affordability in its professional commercial and residential landscape management services (PRWeb September 10, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12158372.htm

Great Day Improvements, Parent Company of Patio Enclosures® Brand Sunrooms and Stanek™ Brand Vinyl Windows, Named to ...

Parent company of Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows has earned a national ranking of #15 on Qualified Remodeler's Top 500 List for 2014. (PRWeb September 10, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/PatioEnclosures/QRTop500of2014/prweb12125239.htm

Urban gardening made easy with Bulbo

Urban small-scale gardening is turning out to be one of the biggest trends of the last few years, and now a new design-led vegetable growing system is making the process even easier. "Bulbo" is an LED-powered lighting system which encourages the process of photosynthesis for vegetables, herbs and flowers. The Italian start-up has created a series of innovative solutions to indoor gardening ...

Talk of the town

Landscaping is worthless without upkeep LATELY, WE’VE been seeing wonderful landscaping projects on public rights of way in an effort... more »

Transform your patio with paint

Is your patio looking tired and dull? Why not give it a lift? Painting an outdoor floor a color you love ... or even adding a DIY brightly patterned rug right onto your patio surface ... is a fast...

Lewes library unveils landscaping plans

As the new Lewes Public Library design takes shape, library officials have presented Lewes Mayor and City Council with a first look at its landscaping plan, while also asking the city to take on the burden of funding maintenance costs. While all agreed it is a fluid process and plans may change, the city agreed to earmark up to $10,000 per year for costs to maintain the landscaping at the new ...

Garpiel Landscaping expands into Auburn

The first thing visitors to the new Garpiel Landscaping location in Auburn will notice is the 35 tons of Michigan limestone that creates a natural waterfall.

Netafim To Reveal Expanded Portfolio of Drip Irrigation Solutions That Meet The Diverse Needs of Today’s Farmer

Leveraging five decades of innovation and expertise focused on providing growers with the tools and technology needed to maximize yield potential, reduce operating costs and increa

This Innovative Gardening Site Can Teach a Novice to Grow Anything

“Ultimately we hope for OpenFarm to become the go-to place for all farming and gardening knowledge,” says OpenFarm’s California-based founder, Rory Aronson. “No matter where you are in the world, what you are trying to grow, what your preferred practices and environmental conditions are, the OpenFarm community will be able to help."

Research and Markets: India Micro Irrigation System Market Outlook to 2018 - Increasing Government Support and Farmer ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Micro Irrigation System Market Outlook to 2018 - Incre

Research and Markets: Canned Vegetables and Mushrooms Market in Spain: Business Report 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Canned Vegetables and Mushrooms Market in Spain: Busin

Outdoor Boozing: Snazzy, spiffy newly-renovated patio alert: Booze...

Snazzy, spiffy newly-renovated patio alert: Booze whisperer Elizabeth Pierce reports that Winston's Pub (531 Old Metairie Rd.) is great for outdoor imbibing these days, and there's plans "to add horseshoe pits in the fall along with a big screen TV...

Long Island Masonry Company, Longo's Landscaping, Creates New Outdoor Masterpieces

Landscaping & Masonry Experts Continue to Beautify Backyards Across Long Island (PRWeb August 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12127941.htm

Netafim USA Announces Strategic Alliance with T-L Irrigation to Commercialize Precision Mobile Drip Irrigation ...

Adding to the industry’s most extensive portfolio of drip irrigation system offerings, Netafim USA has entered into a strategic alliance with Nebraska-based T-L Irrigation in support of their patented Precision Mobile Drip Irrigation platform.

As Gardening Blooms, Banks Are Out to Reap Outrageous Profits

Americans are buying more soil, fertilizer, crape myrtle shrubs, pansies and other gardening supplies than ever. And thanks to their banks and the credit card companies, they’re pa
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