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The Urban Gardening Daily News Roundup

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Citing the risk of conflicts of interest, the EPA administrator instituted a sweeping change to the agency's core system of advisory panels on Tuesday, restricting membership to scientists who don't receive EPA grants. In practice, the move represents “a major purge of independent scientists,” Terry F. Yosie, chair of the EPA's [...]
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Sam Clovis — the man slated to become the USDA's chief scientist — encouraged an advisor to the Trump campaign to meet with a Russian woman connected to Vladimir Putin. The Washington Post reports that in August of last year, Clovis encouraged a Trump foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, to attend [...]
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
“Think of urban farming and the images that may come to mind are community garden, vertical greenhouse or even a rooftop garden. The farm Steven Dring operates in south London isn't like that. In fact, it's not even visible from street level. The operation is situated in an air raid shelter [...]
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
This was at least the eighth time that Scott Wiener sat through the same PowerPoint presentation, and he was beginning to wonder what the heck was going on. It was 2009, and Wiener was an environmentalist and LGBT-rights activist who had become president of his neighborhood association in San Francisco's [...]
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
BT846X the spoils from trick or treating with halloween turnip jack-o-lantern. Traditionally in Ireland turnips or swedes were used
“Using this year's pumpkin shortage in the UK as an opportunity to promote their bizarre turnip carving ways, English Heritage, an organization dedicated to preserving English history, has suggested people in their native country try reviving the original Halloween tradition of carving root vegetables. According to the Independent, turnips were the [...]
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Each year the International Allotment Office awards diplomas to sites that run deserving projects, you have probably read about some of them in the members magazine. There is now information about the criteria for these awards on this page and we would like to encourage members to submit projects to [...]
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
As the nights begin to draw in reports of thefts and vandalism on allotment sites increase dramatically. So take a break from the seed catalogue and spend some time assessing security on your plot and/or site. There is some very useful information on this page Protecting Your Allotment [...]
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

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