Category: Gardening

health and sustainability

Urban Gardens and Forests By getting thousands of residents excited about using their green thumbs, Newark, N.J., is turning its vacant lots into prosperous, blooming gardens. Because the city’s urban gardening program is coupled with a leaf composting project, it helps reduce landfill costs while beautifying plots of land that were once eyesores, said Frank […]

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Earth News

Music Promotes Environmental Harmony “In the Garden,” an album by the acoustic duo of Nancy Rumbel and Eric Tingstad, raises a musical voice for a healthy environment while celebrating the art of gardening. The album also will raise money for three nonprofit environmental organizations. A portion of the proceeds from sales of  “In the Garden,” […]

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health and sustainability

Sustainable Cities Transforming useless, black rooftops into prosperous, green gardens — that is the goal of Dr. Paul Mankiewicz. As director of the Gaia Institute, an environmental research group in New York City, he has designed a unique greenhouse which solves the complexities of gardening on rooftops and will provide fresh produce for thousands of residents […]

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health and sustainability

Soil Contamination Threatens Public Health A simple soil test could improve the growth of your vegetables and possibly the health of your children. The Chaney-Mielke soil test will help parents determine if the soil in their yard contains enough lead to threaten the health of their children. After using leaded gasolines and paints in our […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Now Dumped On Farms, Ranches, Playgrounds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator William K. Reilly visited New York City today to mark the end of dumping sewage sludge in the ocean. New York City has met the terms of its agreement to stop transporting and dumping its sludge in the ocean by June 30, […]

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