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Ways Of Promoting A Community Garden

Whether  a community garden has been established for years or if it is a new undertaking, there are dozens of ways to promote a community garden and...
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Thinking Bigger Business Media - New Microloan Program Launches

Organizers seek to raise $100,000 in funds. Kansas City’s new microloan program for small businesses is so new, in fact, that it doesn’t have a formal...
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Edan Baxter » Media Release – Policy 4 – A bike friendly Alice Springs

Policy 4: A bike friendly #alicesprings and central-hub to bike tourism.
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Why Alleys Deserve More Attention

Why Alleys Deserve More Attention | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

I'm a big believer in the potential of our alleys.  All that underutilized public space just languishing.  On America's lackluster alleyways and what we can do about them: a conversation with Daniel Toole, author of Tight Urbanism.

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Advice From a 70-Year-Old Cyclist

Advice From a 70-Year-Old Cyclist | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The push to get more people to use bicycles should be accompanied by an effort to teach drivers and pedestrians to be more cognizant of cyclists.
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Five ways to argue with a Keystone XL pipeline supporter

Five ways to argue with a Keystone XL pipeline supporter | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
1. When they say: "The Keystone XL pipeline will bring down gas prices!"

You can say: In your dreams.

Gas is a global commodity and its price is set by global markets. It rises and falls base...
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Different Chocolates: The Healthiest Types of Chocolate | Women's Health Magazine

Different Chocolates: The Healthiest Types of Chocolate | Women's Health Magazine | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

OK, it's an article on chocolate.  Not sure how that relates to local economy, but I just couldn't resist its charms.  RT @WomensHealthMag: Which chocolate is better for you: milk, dark, white, bittersweet, or organic?

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Planning a Garden | She Wears Many Hats

Planning a Garden | She Wears Many Hats | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Simple tips for planning a garden.(RT @wearsmanyhats: It's garden planning time...)...
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Farmers Find New Markets in Local Schools | Our Voices

Farmers Find New Markets in Local Schools | Our Voices | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

A review of MLUI's Farm to School work session. Farmer Jim Schwantes almost didn’t come.

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Portland Permaculture Meetup

Portland Permaculture Meetup | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Let's get together and share seeds for the 2012 season!
For the seed swap to go well, please do the following:

Bring seeds! to offer into the swap. It's a seed swap, not a seed giveaway.
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Traditional farming can save threatened species, study finds

Traditional farming can save threatened species, study finds | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

UK: SciDev.net: Features associated with arable farming, such as hedgerows, are essential to keep several bird species alive (Traditional farming methods are crucial for protecting a number of threatened bird species in the developing...)...

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Food project proposes Matrix-style vertical chicken farms (Wired UK)

Food project proposes Matrix-style vertical chicken farms (Wired UK) | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

WARNING!:  This is a reality-shifting, stomach twisting, article that should scare the hell out of all of us.  Chicken SOMA anyone?  Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chicken that removes the birds' cerebral cortex so that they don't experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms (Lasst euch mal diese...

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Why Drinkers Don't Like Organic Wines - Lifestyle - GOOD

Why Drinkers Don't Like Organic Wines - Lifestyle - GOOD | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Stamp a bottle of wine 'organic,' and its price plummets. How winemakers are responding to the eco- stigma.
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How to Grow Microgreens on the Small Farm

Microgreens are a tasty, nutritious addition to salads and meals, and high-end restaurants and chefs use them to top dishes with extra bursts of flavor.
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The benefits of living in walkable communities - by Thom W. Conroy - Helium

By definition, walkable communities are ones in which the concerns of pedestrian traffic are placed above those of automobiles, ensuring a pedestr..., Thom W.
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Vancouver: North America's most expensive city

Vancouver: North America's most expensive city | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Zurich has topped Tokyo to become the world's most expensive city, as surging currencies push up the cost of living in countries like Switzerland and Australia, a survey showed on Tuesday. Vancouver overtook U.S.
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All About Cities » Step 1: Define Affordability

It’s hard to solve a problem without first identifying what it is. Solving the “housing affordability crisis” is no exception.


What is meant when someone says there is an affordability problem? Affordability of what? for whom?

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Metro to implement new flexible payment options March 1 — UrbanCincy

Metro to implement new flexible payment options March 1 — UrbanCincy | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Beginning March 1, all 342 Metro buses will accept a new monthly payment system which allows riders to purchase rolling 30-day passes at any time.
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Fair Trade gasoline

Fair Trade gasoline | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Seriously?  Fair Trade Gasoline?  Ummm.  What next?  You know where your coffee beans come from -- so why not your gasoline? Did your $3.50 a gallon go to prop up our tar-sands-addicted frenemies in Canada? Perhaps that tank of gas was originally shi...

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High arsenic levels found in organic foods, baby formula

High arsenic levels found in organic foods, baby formula | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Can someone help me weed through the chaff on this article?  Next time you pick up an organic cereal bar or buy infant formula, you might want to read the label closely. (Some organic baby foods have high levels of arsenic.

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Why farms want cold winters

Why farms want cold winters | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from Gilt Taste.

There’s an old Bob Dylan line: “He not busy being born is busy dying.” It’s one to keep in mind when looking at farms in winter, at the brown fields, skelet...
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Nine Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Fund Program Support

Nine Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Fund Program Support | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Nine Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Fund Program Support (Nine Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Fund Program Support:
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Growth of a garden

Growth of a garden | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Not far from the boarded-up window of Beattie Grocery is the foundation of the newest produce source in Rosendale, Mo.
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London Cycling Campaign - Occupy Two Wheels

London Cycling Campaign - Occupy Two Wheels | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

London Critical Mass Style Ride aimed at Parliament.  FLASHRIDE RT @citycyclists: Whoop @london_cycling Flashride Wed 22nd - kerbed bike lanes not just cycle training http://t.co/aBDWm6EO Join in!

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Long Island City lab on cutting edge of urban farming with aquaponic system 

Long Island City lab on cutting edge of urban farming with aquaponic system  | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Rael Clarke, the 24-year-old owner of LOFT LIC, transformed a Long Island City office into a laboratory where organic vegetables and fish are grown using an eco-friendly aquaponics system.
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