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Vegetables for dessert trend popping up on restaurant menus

Eat your veggies or no dessert? How about eat your vegetables as dessert? It's a trend growing out of the emphasis on eating fresh and local.

MILLSTONE: Two charged in thefts from landscaping businesses

MILLSTONE — The New Jersey State Police have arrested two men for allegedly stealing more than $19,000 worth of landscaping equipment in over two dozen thefts from local businesses and residents.

Vegetables Blossom on Dessert Menus

Veggies for dessert trend sprouting up on restaurant menus

Essex Chronicle published Top gardener finding it difficult to dig up new apprentices

A RENOWNED gardener and radio star believes today's youngsters are reluctant to go into apprenticeships after he spent six months trying to find new recruits without success.BBC Essex's gardening expert Ken Crowther says the search for new employees for his garden maintenance company, Crowther Landscapes, has been a "nightmare"."Apprentices nowadays feel a bit like dogsbodies and leave. But we ...

Ulverston volunteer wins praise for church gardening

A VOLUNTEER whose constant gardening has helped keep her local church looking picturesque for two decades, has been nominated for a Heart of Ulverston award.

Gardening show recorded on the lake

A SPECIAL recording of Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time took place on ‘The MV Teal’ steamer on the waters of Windermere on Monday night.

Fruit and veg: five-a-day is OK, says study

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health. Every additional daily serving of fruit and vegetables reduced the average risk of premature death from all causes by five percent, the scientists found. "We found a threshold of around five ...

Conserva Irrigation Hosts the World's Largest Outdoor Party Giveaway to Celebrate Toro's 100th Anniversary

Conserva Irrigation is commemorating TORO’s 100th anniversary in the irrigation and lawn business by giving away a free Lawn Sprinkler Inspection to every homeowner and business in the Twin Cities area. (PRWeb July 30, 2014) Read the full story at

Vegetables more likely to make you sick than beef

An apple a day keeps the doctor away—unless, of course, it's carrying a disease.

Restaurant Furniture Canada Helps Wolfe Island Grill Update Its Seating

Canada's leading restaurant furniture supplier helps Wolfe Island, ON restaurant update its image by supplying it with new restaurant chairs, bar stools, patio chairs and outdoor tables. (PRWeb July 30, 2014) Read the full story at

Fire breaks out on west Houston restaurant patio

Fire officials are investigating how a fire started on the patio of a restaurant in west Houston.

A five a day diet of fruit and vegetables is best - more is pointless study finds

Five five portions of fruit and vegetables per day and no more cuts your risk of dying early, a study has found, contradicting recent findings suggesting optimum number may be seven servings.

Texas Irrigation Supply Becomes Latest EasyTurf Team Member

Texas Irrigation Supply becomes an EasyTurf Authorized Reseller. (PRWeb July 30, 2014) Read the full story at

Five daily portions of fruit, vegetables lower death risk

New York, July 30 (IANS) Add a substantial amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet - at least five portions - and live your life disease free. According to a new study, higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of mortality from all causes, particularly from cardiovascular diseases. "The results support current recommendations to increase consumption of ...

Anise hyssop

When edible landscaping is mentioned, what comes to mind is usually a yard with some blueberry bushes, a fig or two, maybe an apple tree and perhaps a few tomato plants mixed in with the azaleas.

Plan would split irrigation district

    The Blaine County Commission on Tuesday, Aug.

Russia bans fruit, veggies from Poland

Russia slapped a ban on the import of all fruit and vegetables from Poland on Wednesday in the latest of a series of trade restrictions linked to a deepening showdown with the West over Ukraine. "We are talking pretty much about all vegetables and fruit -- apples, pears, quince, cherry, cabbage," Alexei Alexeyenko, spokesman for the Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, told AFP. He ...

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Five daily portions of fruit and vegetables may be enough to lower risk of death

Eating five daily portions of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, particularly from cardiovascular disease, but beyond five portions appears to have no further effect, finds a study published on the BMJ website today.

Gardening at the Nacogdoches County Jail

Marisa Almaraz, 23, brushes dust off her hands as she and another inmate trustee work in the garden Tuesday outside the John R. Lightfoot Law Enforcement Center in Nacogdoches. Currently in its second year, the jail gardening program is still in its experimental phase, but jail administrator Joe Evans is encouraged by the response from the trustees who work the approximately four acre vegetable ...

Sugar Land’s Sweet History Now Includes New Darling Homes Neighborhood

Darling Homes has brought its popular patio home collection to Sugar Land’s newest community, Imperial. The Houston homebuilder, known for its thoughtfully designed patio home collections, is bringing seven of its best floor plans to the 716-acre lakeside community. (PRWeb July 29, 2014) Read the full story at

29th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium at Callaway Gardens: January 23-25, 2015

Early-Bird Discounts for Registration and Room through October 31, 2014 (PRWeb July 29, 2014) Read the full story at

Primrose joins program to help deployed military

Primrose Landscaping hopes to inspire other landscapers to help serve veterans who have served our country.

Thousands of pot plants found in Polk County

A man was under arrest and another on the run Monday as authorities cleared more than a dozen marijuana fields complete with a sophisticated irrigation system in Polk County, according to various reports. The Montgomery County Police Reporter said teams from several area agencies were pulling up the plants and hauling them away in trailers. Authorities said they are seeing more and more cases ...

Some upset over pot smokers on Vanc. patio

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A local restaurant and shop is pushing the legal envelope, by allowing customers to smoke pot in a designated spot on its patio. The management at Mint Tea said they’ve had a cannabis-friendly tent set up for a while, and it’s become more popular now that legal retail marijuana is being sold just a few blocks away on Main Street. “We’re just offering a safe place for people to ...

Only one eatery taking advantage of the chance to serve customers where cars usually park

A London pilot project allowing downtown restaurants to turn parking spaces into mini-patios has stalled.

Post Boulevard landscaping starts Aug. 4

Cars enter and exit a roundabout on Post Boulevard on Sunday. The town of Avon will start a long awaited landscaping project along the street next week, as well as replace many burned-out streetlights along the road.

State to re-prioritise irrigation projects

: The Andhra Pradesh government will re-prioritise irrigation projects and adopt the best practices in water conservation to make the State drought-proof in the next five years, Chief Minister N. C...

NIA defends DAP funds for Iloilo dam

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has defended the release of P450 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to fund a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.

Valley Irrigation to host field days

Valley Irrigation will host two field days this year scheduled in conjunction with two popular trade shows.

Naidu to prioritise irrigation projects

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday spelt out his government’s plans to prioritise irrigation sector projects so that these could benefit the agriculture sector.

Kids’ packed lunches often fall short of dietary guidelines

By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines, says a new study. “Most of the foods we saw were pre-packaged salty snack foods and sugary desserts - we saw much less fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy,” lead author Kristie Hubbard told Reuters Health in ...

Late-summer gardening advice from Adrian Higgins

Here are some tips, and advice, from Adrian Higgins’s July 24 chat about summer gardening.

Irrigation vision to open floodgates to billions

The State Government is preparing to open the floodgates on billions of dollars of investment in irrigated agriculture in WA's north through access to precious groundwater reserves.

Irrigation vision to open floodgates

The State Government is preparing to open the floodgates on billions of dollars of investment in irrigated agriculture in WA's north through access to precious groundwater reserves.

Tour shows off South Hill oases - Sun, 27 Jul 2014 PST

Norma Gavin loves working with plants. Long active in the Spokane gardening community, she is looking forward to sharing her garden during the Associated Garden Clubs’ tour Aug. 3. Now in its 28th year, the tour will feature seven South Hill gardens located within close proximity. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EasyTurf Names Latest Reseller to Join Team

EasyTurf, Inc. today named Normac Irrigation and Landscaping Supplies an EasyTurf Authorized Reseller. (PRWeb July 27, 2014) Read the full story at

Landscaping Can Deter Intruders

Done right, landscaping can do much more than attract compliments and boost your property value. It can help you repel intruders, both human and natural.

Outdoor dining standouts for those pleasant summer nights

Just can't get enough outdoor dining in. Who wants to sit inside on these long summer nights? Or even at brunch? For those who are connoisseurs of eating outside, here are three more spots with not only a covetable patio but also covetable food from notable Los Angeles chefs. You can go...

Great Gardening: Shade gardening is a Buffalo thing

Stephen Bellus’ shade garden has about 80 varieties of hostas, including miniatures. Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News

Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening At 818 796-3348 Offers Discounts To New Residents

Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening announces that they are offering specials to New Hidden Hills residents who call (818) 796-3348. (PRWeb July 22, 2014) Read the full story at

Smoking patio at downtown cigar shop approved by council

The owner of a downtown Windsor cigar store is allowed to open up a smoking patio. Windsor City Council went against a staff recommendation and voted in favour of La Casa del Habano of opening the patio. City staff said the request went against bylaws, which only allow sidewalk patios for restaurants and bars.

Landscaping Entrepreneur Explains How Focusing Helped Him Grow Revenue 1400% Over 3 Years

Kevin Knight, the founder and CEO of...

Gardening offers mental, physical health benefits

Gardens can make your lawn look great. But research shows that kind of yard work can make you feel great, too.

New proposal trims, tweaks Starkville landscaping ordinance

The following related files and links are available. City staff members say they have produced a user-friendly landscaping ordinance after making minor tweaks to Starkville's current rules and cutting down the size of the document by about 20 pages.

Patio chairs recalled after U.S. reports of rear legs breaking

Nantucket Distributing Co is recalling about 4,000 patio set chairs after reports that the back legs could break and people could fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The Middleboro, Massachusetts, company has had two reports of chair legs breaking, with no injuries, the commission said in a statement. The recall includes Nantucket Distributing's resin wicker ...

Brave New Gardening for Brave New Climates

Sustainable gardening: how to get started with rocks, native grasses

Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

The Seneca Indian Nation is strengthening its roots to the land with a new commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees in public landscaping. The western New York tribe is believed to be the first ...

Purdue unveils plan for end zone patio area at Ross-Ade Stadium (Photos)

Purdue unveiled its plan for a patio area to be installed in the south end zone of Ross-Ade Stadium.

Patio collapses in West Town

A concrete patio in the West Town neighborhood collapsed overnight, spilling furniture and an air conditioner down a 10-foot hole, authorities said.
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