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Man drowns after tricycle falls into irrigation canal in Ilocos Norte

Driving after drinking proved fatal for a tricycle driver after his vehicle fell into an irrigation canal in Ilocos Norte on Wednesday.

Saratoga: City moves toward user-friendly, water-efficient landscaping plan

The Saratoga City Council recently took steps toward adopting a more user-friendly, water-efficient landscaping ordinance.

BART postpones herbicide plan in El Cerrito

EL CERRITO -- BART has postponed a plan to spray herbicide in landscaping areas along its transportation corridor through the city because of residents' inquiries and complaints.

‘Fund agricultural research’

THE Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to increase funding of agricultural research and extension services in the country. Mustapha made the call at the 14th National Irrigation and Drainage Seminar in Minna, Niger State. The seminar is tagged, ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Irrigation and...  [Read More...]

Gardening with hydroponics

Many plants can be successfully grown not in dirt, but in water.

Second phase of gray water trials to begin at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde

Trial will help determine feasibility for landscape irrigation VIDEO: Phase Two Gray Water Trials — Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde UVALDE – The second phase of a study on the use of gray water for landscape irrigation will soon be underway and its results may affect how municipalities view gray water as an alternative […]

Volunteers clean up Drexel Hill Middle School

DREXEL HILL - If you drive by Drexel Hill Middle School, check out the landscaping. Students, faculty, and parents gave up their Saturday to give a face-lift outside and in the building.

Water plan no dam good for ag

SOME 27 irrigation and dam projects are highlighted in the green paper for agricultural competitiveness released this week by aAgriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Urban gardening: Work slows, but doesn’t stop, when October rolls around

In October, an urban garden requires a flurry of cleaning, harvesting, preserving ? and planting.

Council nixes plans for restaurant patio insurance increase

After weeks of push-back on a proposed increase, city council has agreed to keep patio insurance at a collective $2-million for restaurant owners in Halifax. At first, council wanted costs bumped up to $5-million, then they took that number down to $3-million, but after last night’s public hearing on the matter, patio insurance is going Read the Rest of the Entry

Night on the tiles! Man wakes up after night's drinking to discover he'd stolen a PATIO

A MAN truly had a night on the tiles after he woke up after a night's drinking to discover he'd stolen his neighbour's PATIO.

Guerrilla gardening in the UK is a sign of failure

Guerrilla gardening may be in the media spotlight, but its secretive, maverick mentality is a self-centered response to urban problems. We can set our sights much higher, argues Martin Allen Its always surprised me how quickly guerrilla gardening has become so readily accepted in the nations newspapers and magazines as an exciting thing to do. The media love it; growing things without permission ...

Boiling Cajun patio catches fire

The Harris County fire marshal is investigating after a patio hut caught fire at the Boiling Cajun restaurant in Northwest Harris County Tuesday night.

Halifax council does away with increased insurance for patios, season gets extended

Just three people showed up for the public hearing on HRM’s proposed patio bylaw, but they succeeded in getting their top complaint addressed. The three speakers each started their comments to council Tuesday evening with a request to eliminate the … Continue Reading

A royal visitor opens new sustainable gardening centre in Battersea Park

A princess unveiled a gardening charity’s new sustainable centre in Battersea Park. The charity, which uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, works in three areas of the south London park.

Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier.

Gardening calendar: harvest your Halloween pumpkins

Sarah Raven shares her top tips for the garden this week, from a spot of deadheading to cutting down asparagus ferns

Scientists say eating large amounts of fruit and veg can make you happy

A study by The University of Queensland found that eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day drastically improves mental wellbeing.

Crime Prevention Goes Back to Nature

Duke Police partner with Facilities to trim bushes, create safer campus

Gardening seminar to focus on water reduction techniques

“Planning for Drought,” a gardening and sustainability seminar designed to teach homeowners and landscapers about water reduction tips, is set for Saturday.

Farmers to get the full Ruataniwha facts on 4 Nov

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have joined forces to give farmers the facts they need to make decisions on Ruataniwha dam water.

Gardening Australia comes to Young

THE farming practices of the Daly family are soon to receive national attention when ABC television’s Gardening Australia runs the first of four specials that take an in-depth look at the factors that influence plant growth, including water, climate and light.

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NASA will use its satellites to monitor irrigation water supplies in Chile's northern Atacama region. As part of an agreement between NASA and Chile's agriculture ministry, the US agency will survey accumulated snow in the Andes range, the main source of irrigation water in Atacama.

Now or never for Ruataniwha irrigation

Irrigation New Zealand and Federated Farmers are putting pressure on Hawke's Bay growers and farmers to commit to the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

Ten fruits and vegetables you’re storing wrong

They don?t belong in the same drawer; follow these tips to cut down on waste and prolong shelf life.

Russia Slaps Ban on Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetables

The Russian government has banned the import of fruit and vegetables from Ukraine, in case they may have originated in the European Union.

Therapeutic gardening funds put to good use

THIS gardening project doesn’t require green thumbs.

Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg, University of Queensland study shows

Eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier, Queensland research has found.

Del Norte Gardening: Season’s change calls for adapting

Del Norte Gardening runs monthly. Paul Madeira and Julie Jo Ayer Williams own Ocean Air Farms in Fort Dick. A couple of months back internationally known reggae singer Pato Banton came to Crescent City to play a concert. Musicians of this caliber are few and far between in our community, so there was much excitement among our crew. We encouraged all our employees to go and have some fun, kick ...

Federal agency stalls irrigation water project over contract

EPHRATA – A privately-financed proposal to bring surface water to about 14,000 acres of farmland near Moses Lake has stalled.

Major landscaping effort planned for Dock Street

A stretch of the Virginia Capital Trail near Richmond’s Tobacco Row is about to get a whole lot greener.

Celebrate the Pre-Grand Opening of Villaggio Reserve Patio Villas on Nov. 1

Villaggio Reserve introduces the next phase of development with the Pre-Grand Opening of the Patio Villas. (PRWeb October 20, 2014) Read the full story at

Seasonal vegetables to eat right now

Eating 'in season' doesn't only mean getting the freshest goodness out of foods, given it hasn't had to travel for miles or stay stored for days. It also means you vary your diet from season to season, experiencing a big range of flavours and benefitting from all the different nutrients within each food.

System Pavers Donates Paving Stone Patio to Local Garden

The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning Center has rooted themselves in service for the local suburban neighborhood of Hampton Village and beyond. For over a decade, generous groups of volunteers have ...

Worker hurt by equipment at landscaping job

A woman was injured Monday when she was hit by a piece of landscaping equipment at a job site on Woodward Street in Newton, according to fire officials.

HealthTalk: Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Health Benefits

By Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND - Q: I hear a lot about cruciferous vegetables, but what else does this include besides broccoli? Do the others offer the same health benefits?

Canned Fruits And Vegetables Tied To Better Nutrition For America's Kids

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canned fruits and vegetables play a role in improving children's overall diet quality according to new research revealed at two leading nutrition conferences this week, the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (AND FNCE®). The study found that children who ate canned ...

Federal backing touted for five crucial Tasmanian irrigation projects

Tasmania's irrigation body says five projects highlighted by the Federal Government are "shovel-ready" and just need funding.

Gardening society hopes to grow new members

A VILLAGE gardening society hopes to attract a new generation of keen young gardeners.

Fall into vegetables, fruits for good health

Remember when your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables because they were good for you? Well, guess what: She was right!

Your Friday Faves: Houston's Top 10 Patios

Now that we have perfect patio weather, here are some of ABC-13 viewers' favorite outdoor dining spots!

Patio home developers get a break with city council

Patio home developers in Campbell River get an exemption

Vegetables: Are they the new bacon? José Andrés and other chefs think so.

Jos Andrs announces plans for a vegetable-focused fast-casual chain.

Horseshoe casino set to unveil outdoor patio

The Horseshoe Casino is set to expand outside.

East Deer commissioners discuss patio home proposal

A subdivision of patio homes could be coming to East Deer. The township commissioners on Thursday night discussed a planned proposal by developer Steve Tobe ...

Landscaping crew finds man's body in wooded swale in Pembroke Pines

A landscaping crew discovered a man's body while on the job Wednesday morning in Pembroke Pines. Pembroke Pines police said the discovery was made shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a wooded swale along Pines Boulevard. Police said the man's identity hasn't been determined. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause and manner of death. Anyone with information is asked ...

UPLB develops edible landscaping

The University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) has developed a starter kit on “edible” landscaping to help health buffs who wish to have a healthy lifestyle through beautiful gardens planted with nutritious food crops. Believing that no Filipino should be left hungry, UPLB started the concept of having an artistic style in growing edible plants through edible landscaping. In 2009, the team ...

Ask the Builder: Dirt against brick can cause moisture woes - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 PST

DEAR TIM: I just purchased a home where the landscaping bed is up against the brick front wall. The home is about 25 years old. The planting bed extends about 3 feet from the house and is constructed with timbers that hold the dirt and mulch up against the brick. Is it bad to do this? What can happen? If you had built my house, how would it look and what would be done to ensure water isn’t an ...

STREET BEAT: Landscaping ‘at its best’

Landscaping is another profession where there is more than meets the eye. While the eye may perceive the finished product, there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes to make a beautiful garden space which some may take for granted. But in these tough times, are Barbadians maintaining their properties? Do people care enough to keep their surroundings beautiful in the midst of a ...

Netafim USA Goes Mobile With New Landscape & Turf Drip Irrigation Catalog App

As more landscape professionals look to drip irrigation technology as a solution for beautiful water-efficient landscapes, Netafim USA has announced the release of its new Landscape & Turf Catalog and Price List mobile app.
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