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Ready For Planting – Ferry’s Seeds

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WWI Home Garden Seed Advertising by Haskell Coffin 1919

Haskell Coffin (1878 – 1941) A versatile illustrator, gracing covers for several magazines, Redbook and The American being two long-term stints. Becoming famous as a portrayer of American beauty, the Coffin girl could be found on note cards, sheet music, calendars, decorative boxes, fashion catalogs. His “Joan of Arc Saved France” WWI poster is well known.

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January 4, 2010   Comments Off on Ready For Planting – Ferry’s Seeds

58 Urban Beekeeping Photos

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beerescueUrban Bee Rescuers. Photo credit: Janet and Kelly
“We were just beekeeping as a hobby, as gardeners and nature lovers, and soon we could not keep up with the amount of emails from people who wanted us to rescue their bees. So now we are the founders of backyardbees.net.”

Photos collected by The Daily Green and Bee Culture magazine. They salute city beekeepers.

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Africa – Safe Wastewater Use In Urban/Peri Agriculture

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Produced by: International Water Management Institute
Year: 2005. Language: English with French subtitles

In sub-saharan Africa, where sanitation infrastructure does not keep pace with city growth, the use of polluted water for urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is a common reality. While UPA puts consumers at risk; it also plays an important role in food supply and job creation. The question is how to preserve the benefits while minimizing the risks?

This short video clip gives voice to the people most closely involved, to articulate their own solutions to the challenges they face. This video was produced by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and it’s partners to aid in knowledge sharing.

January 4, 2010   Comments Off on Africa – Safe Wastewater Use In Urban/Peri Agriculture