Spring no till garden prep

Maybe one of the worst parts of gardening is tilling up the soil to get it ready for planting. This can be even more true if your garden is going to be a new place or this is a new garden for you. Here is a nice tip to save you having to till this spring

Lawsuit about Tree Damage Caused by the Weed-Killer Imprelis reached settlement

A settlement has finally been reached with the manufacturer of the weed-killer Imprelis®. According to the lawsuit Weed-Killer Imprelis, that was used by property owners, lawn care professionals as well as golf courses and alike, the product killed or damaged trees and other types of vegetation.

Consumers as well as businesses who have been using the product and whose vegetation has been damaged by Imprelis are now able to get back their losses.

The settlement includes three classes.

Property owners will be able to get benefits for tree removal as well as cash for replacing the trees. Lawn care professionals will be reimbursed for their time and expenses that have incurred while assessing the damaged caused by Imprelis on their customers properties (before September 6, 2011). They will also be eligible for refunds for any unused product they still have. Golf courses and alike will be eligible for all the same benefits as property owners plus also a reimbursement of up to $2000.

More information about the settlement can be found in the player below as well as at www.TreeDamageSettlement.com.

Note that the court will be holding a hearing on Septmeber 27, 2013 to decide whether to approve the settlement.

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Protect early planted vegetables from frost

How early should I plant?
What if another frost comes?
How can I keep my vegetables safe in early spring?
OR even just simply: I cant wait anymore I need fresh veggies

Worry no more here is a tip on how to keep your veggies save from frost

God in Nature

Sometimes it is hard for me to understand how people can not see some existence of God when they look at the beauty around them.

This video is not to influence your beliefs but to challenge you to truly look at the amazing beauty around you and wonder

Make your community a better place

Roughly 3000 causes were submitted to State Farm Neighborhood Assist program for the chance to get funding worth $25 000. People from across the United States and Canada had until March 6 to submit their causes and now it’s your time to vote for them. To make it easier, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board that consists of a rather diverse group of 30 students reviewed each and every submission and selected 200 finalists. Now these 200 top causes have until April 22 to get as many votes from people as possible and to win a $25 000 grant. Altogether 40 of the most-voted causes will be receiving the grant.

Everyone are allowed to vote up to 10 times a day through facebook app available at www.statefarm.com/neighborhoodassist. That’s also where you can review all of the selected 200 causes.

According to the Youth Advisory Board member Cynthia Villalvazo from University of Missouri the oldest person to submit a cause was 86 while the youngest one was just 13. She also said that 167 of the people submitting the causes were between ages 13 and 19.

Among the number of submitted causes were causes related to health, literacy, wellness as well as veterans and supporting the poor.

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Early season beauty

Here are some gorgeous flowers that bloom early in the season. Show this to the flower lover in your house and watch them smile and start dreaming of your garden this year

Celebrate Harvest Season with Scotts

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is inviting everyone to celebrate the fall harvest season. The company has been in the front of sponsoring community gardens for decades and hasn’t got any plans to stop. In 2011 they launched GRO1000 campaign to install thousand gardens as well as green spaces across U.S., Canada and Europe by the year 2018. And so far, at least 262 organizations have been helped through funding or in-kind support.

Community gardens encourage healthy lifestyles, promote environmental awareness as well as help create better social cohesion. And not only. The harvest season is all about healthy fruits and vegetables, it’s about fresh produce everyone can enjoy.

“Community gardens bring healthy, nutritious foods to people with limited access to fresh produce,” said Bill Dawson, Growing to Green coordinator at Franklin Park Conservatory. “These programs are essential to the health of our communities.” Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Growing to Green program is the largest program of its kind meant to provide free community gardening resources, donating over 50 000 pounds of produce to local food pantries.

Winter Plants for your garden

Here are some beautiful shrubs that flower in are gorgeous in the winter

How to winterize your garden

The weather has finally turned and now is the time to winterize your garden

 

Santa Cruz Organic launches Sweet Deed Society

August 8, 2012 is the last day when you can submit good deeds to Sweet Deed Society. Fortunately, for now you still have a month to remind yourself the good deeds you have witnessed or experienced yourself.

Sweet Deed Society is a campaign by Santa Cruz Organic, a pioneer organic brand with 100% juices, blends and the first to have used only organic fruits provided by companies certified by third-party organizations. Right now with over 80 organic items in their product list, they offer health-conscious people organic chocolate syrups, fruit sauces, fruit spreads, peanut butters, and of course juices and sparkling drinks.

The Sweet Deed Society has been launched to promote the good deeds people have done, to recognize them and to get more people involved in the helping business. During this campaign, for each good deed you share with them, they are donating $5 to America’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. And they will be donating $5 per every daily submission until the time runs out (August 8, 2012) or they have reached the number $20 000. Santa Cruz Organic in partnership with Feeding America are able to provide 160 000 meals for that, as Feeding America will be securing 8 meals on behalf of food banks for every $1 donated.

Take part of the campaign and share the stories! And if you’re lucky, you can also win a trip worth $3500, both to you, the nominator, as well as to the nominee.