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American swimmer with 11 Olympic medals writes about her urban chickens

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At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Natalie Coughlin became the first American female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympics.

February 23, 2011
Natalie Coughlin’s Blog
Natalie Anne Coughlin is an American swimmer known for winning 11 Olympic medals.

Excerpt:

I’ve always loved eggs. Nearly every meet growing up started with my mom making me my favorite pre-meet meal: fried eggs and rice with soy sauce. Despite what we were told during the late eighties and early nineties, eggs are very healthy. Not only are they a cheap and affordable source of protein, but they are also a great source of lutein, choline, omega-3 fatty acids in addition to a variety of other vitamins and minerals. The cholesterol in eggs is only a problem for those who already have heart troubles or high cholesterol.

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February 28, 2011   1 Comment

Roof deck vegetable gardens eyed for urban centers – Philippines Department of Agriculture

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Roof deck veggie garden in Austin, TX, US. By Bercy Chen Studio LP.

“We can map these to identify areas for food production”

PNA
Feb 26, 2011

Director Silvino Tejada of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Soil and Water Management said he plans to talk to owners and administrators of buildings in Metro Manila so the agency can help them and their tenants develop vegetable gardening even on roofdecks.

He said such action is needed since Metro Manila’s vegetable supply is jeopardized when calamities strike due to difficulty in raising and transporting the produce.

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