Posts Tagged ‘ garden ’

The Dart: Stamford gardener preserves history, and a banana tree

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Even though there’s snow on the ground and freezing temperatures outside, Sam Billings is thinking about greener pastures. Billings manages the greenhouse and vast gardens at the Treetops estate near Mianus River Park on the border of Greenwich, and is preparing for an incredible spring season. “I’m working to install about two acres of gardens,”

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Nonprofit planting the seed for community farm in New Haven’s Fair Haven neighborhood (with video)

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Don’t let the cold and frost at Quinnipiac River Park fool you: Rebecca Kline is planting the seeds of public support there for a community farm that could feed 250 people someday. Kline, director of the nonprofit group New Haven Farms, envisions fruit trees, berry bushes and rows of spinach, kale and cilantro — all

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Leah Mayor: Beyond the Plate | The Huffington Post

Nov 4th, 2011 | By

It may sound over simplistic, but the future of agriculture depends largely on the creation and maintenance of farmland. Even with the increased usage of farming technology like vertical farming and hydroponics, the majority of our agricultural products, from carrots to corn syrup, can be traced to our land. And though it may seem obvious

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AROUND THE GARDEN | middletowneye

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By

As reported in yesterday’s New York Times, the forests of the world, which act as a sponge for carbon emissions, are in deep trouble. Rising temperatures, drought, massive wildfires, illegal rain forest clearing, newly rampant insects – all of these factors have had devastating effects on our planet’s trees. Why do we care? “Scientists have

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