Homeless Plant a Massive Organic Rooftop Garden in Atlanta, GA, Then Use it to Feed an Entire Shelter
Residents of the shelter are responsible for 80 separate garden beds
By Jay Syrmopoulos
August 30, 2015
“It is important to share and train residents in green technology that we are involved in because poor and homeless people are being left out of the green development that we see burgeoning in our community,” Anita Beaty, executive director of Metro Atlanta Task Force, told Atlanta Progressive News.
The gardening program, managed by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, works to allow homeless people access to food previously considered out-of-reach.
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Proposal would produce sustainable rockfish and wolf eels for seafood market
By Larry Pynn
September 4, 2015
As evidence of the money potentially at stake, T & T Supermarket in Vancouver’s Chinatown this week had live rockfish for sale $21.99 a pound, and live “rice field eel” (a species not threatened) for $20.99 — both well above live lobster at $15.99.
The aquarium has been breeding fish for about 45 years but has been more aggressively pursuing commercial aquaculture since the arrival of Shannon Balfry as director of aquatic animal breeding program about three years ago. “We have the ability to do it so why wouldn’t we do it?” says the PhD graduate from the University of B.C. “Nobody else is going to take that ball and run with it. We can do the ground work.”
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“We’re in a new era,” Governor Jerry Brown explained. “The idea of nicely green grass fed by water every day—that’s going to be a thing of the past.”
By Megan Garber
Aug 30, 2015
California, drought notwithstanding, remained home to stretches of imported greenery—around homes, around malls, atop golf courses dotting the desert with their false oases.
A2005 NASA study derived from satellite imaging—the most recent such study available—found that turf grasses took up nearly 2 percent of the entire surface of the continental U.S. And that was including the vast stretches of land that remained undeveloped.
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