Delicious pine nuts possibly coming to Vancouver neighbourhoods
By Bill Stephen
City of Vancouver
March 27, 2013
The Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) is a prodigious provider of the staple food – the pine nut. Harvested by ancient and contemporary cultures throughout temperate eastern Asia, it is rich in unsaturated oils and flavour. It is used in its pulverized form as a soup stock, and has many purported medicinal uses.
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Written by The National Gardening Association
By Paul Simon, Charlie Nardozzi
Paul Simon is a nationally recognized landscape architect, public artist, horticulturist, master gardener, and urban designer. Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality.
Make the most of limited space with vertical growing tips, rooftop gardens, and more
Add beauty and color to your landscape with annuals, perennials, and bulbs
Grow the freshest, healthiest produce possible
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In the end, the goal of urban community gardens and the key to their success is the same, says Singer: “It’s about growing community.”
By Rhea Kennedy
March 26, 2013
Americans cultivate an estimated 18,000 community gardens, and now more of their growing is taking place in city lots and building rooftops. Urban gardeners see numerous benefits, from a heightened sense of empowerment to a lighter grocery bill to lowered crime rates. Yet challenges to such projects inevitably spring up like crab grass.
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