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Urban farming demonstration center boasts first organic Alegria Soxx Farm in Southern California, uses 70 percent less water

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: California-based Alegria Fresh, in collaboration with Orange County Produce, LLC and Filtrexx Corporation, today announced the launch of the ‘Farm of the Future’ hydroponic and organic farming demonstration center at the Great Park in Irvine. The demonstration center just completed a new organic food production farm using GardenSoxx.

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Remember loved one with living tree planted by Lisnavagh Timber Project in partnership with Ever Irish Gifts’ Roots in Ireland

CLEVELAND, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Ever Irish Gifts today announced a distinctive way to celebrate a loved one’s birthday, anniversary or marriage or to memorialize someone’s life – plant a tree in Ireland in their honor or memory. The tree is planted by the Lisnavagh Timber Project in partnership with Ever Irish Gifts’ Roots in Ireland and will be located in County Carlow on the Lisnavagh Estate in Rathvilly.

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From Tomatoes to Legal Marijuana, Plants Show Increased Growth and Production with Live-Silver

POMONA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Live-Silver today announced that tests made by Live-Silver of Pomona, Calif. show plants grown hydroponically, as well as in soil, indicate annual plants grow to twice the height and width of control plants when 2 percent of Live-Silver’s new supercharged colloidal silver is added to the standard nutrients.

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Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum in association with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis announce 3 info events in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Three informational events across Mass. with the cannabis industry’s top experts and authors will be hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum in association with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis on September 28-29, 2013 in Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth.

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Orange County Produce, LLC and Alegria Fresh Partner for Local Delivery of Fresh Organic Foods

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Alegria Farm announced today it has partnered with Orange County Produce, LLC, to offer a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested summer vegetable box. Delivering on its promise to offer the freshest produce available, Alegria Fresh’s vegetable box is delivered within 24 hours of harvest and can be customized to suit individual tastes.

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Orange County Calif. Sustainability Leaders Bluewater Grill and Alegria Fresh Announce Locally Grown Healing Foods Dinner

TUSTIN, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Two Orange County leaders in sustainability, Alegria Farm and Bluewater Grill, are teaming up to host a natural, healing foods celebration consisting entirely of ingredients grown or harvested locally with the least environmental impact possible.

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Yolande Smith, a holistic healer, natural foods chef and nutrition expert has joined the Alegria Fresh team

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Alegria Farm announces that Yolande Smith, a holistic healer, natural foods chef and nutrition expert has joined the Alegria Fresh team. Smith’s focus is to show people how to rid themselves of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease by better understanding how food can heal and assist those who wish to feel better.

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Alegria Fresh makes it possible to give vitality and longevity with its new one-month gift subscription

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — With the arrival of the holiday season, Alegria Farm announces ‘healthy greens’ gift giving. This year, instead of giving the latest technology, entertainment or fashion goods, Alegria Fresh makes it possible to give vitality and longevity with its new one-month gift subscription. Enjoying a produce bouquet full of nutrient-rich greens and herbs will go along way to battling the calories and damage done from eating high-fat holiday treats.

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Alegria Farm to Offer ‘Farm-to-Table in Minutes’ Salads at Olamendi’s Express Fresh and Natural Mexican Cuisine

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Alegria Fresh has joined leading local restaurateur Carlos Olamendi in a groundbreaking new partnership to feature Alegria Farm’s same-day harvested salad greens at Olamendi’s Express in Mission Viejo, it was announced today by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Farm.

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A Walk in the Clouds – Oklahoma Wine Grape Harvest and Celebration returns Sept. 8 at Tidal School Vineyards

DRUMRIGHT, Okla. /eNewsChannels/ — Tidal School Vineyards has set its seventh annual ‘A Walk in the Clouds’ harvest and festival for Saturday, Sept. 8. This annual celebration of grape growing, winemaking, music, food, and fun includes picking grapes, stomping grapes, live music, and a wine brunch. But most important, the grapes begin their journey to become the Tidal School Winery’s estate grown wines.

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Gardener’s Confidence Collection suggests Digging in the Dirt to Find Unique Mother’s Day Gift for Mom

DEARING, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ — What could be more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with your kids in the dirt? With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, May 13, now is a great time to create a beautiful blooming gift for mom, suggests Gardener’s Confidence Collection. With a little quick and easy research, dad and the kids can plant a decorative container of repeat blooming plants to provide a unique gift and long-lasting flowers for her enjoyment.

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Southeast Computer Solutions has sold its first Sage ERP X3 software solution to Gems Group

MIAMI, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — Southeast Computer Solutions announced today that it has sold its first Sage ERP X3 software solution to Miami-based Gems Group. With locations in Miami and Colombia, Gems Group is a team of dedicated professionals with a passion for marketing fresh cut flowers that are sold throughout the United States at fine grocery retailers.

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Wholesale mortgage lender, United Wholesale Mortgage, announces addition of United States Department of Agriculture loans

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), a national wholesale mortgage lender operating in 47 states, announced the addition of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loans to enhance its existing government platform of FHA and VA loan programs. UWM is currently recognized throughout the broker community as a top government lender and one of the largest-producing wholesale lenders in the country.

TOPICS: Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Business, News: Real Estate, Newsdesk, State: Michigan
 
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EcoHouse Construction helps School Food Gardens get Glass Greenhouses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /eNewsChannels/ — When a local Hillcrest resident asked EcoHouse to remodel his 60 foot sunroom, architect and custom home builder Rodney Collins suggested donating the glassed room to local educational gardens. Not only will the material be reused, but the local food system movement will benefit by better educating our school children and producing good food for the schools and the local farmers markets.

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BioJet International and Council of Energy Resource Tribes form Alliance

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) today announced formation of a strategic business relationship with BioJet International. CERT is comprised of 57 sovereign Indian tribes as members. CERT members collectively own and manage more than 30 percent of the coal west of the Mississippi; 40 percent of domestic uranium; and 10 percent of known national oil and gas reserves in the United States.

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Soy Labs, LLC and the Missouri Plant Science Center to spur innovation and economic development in Missouri

MEXICO, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, whose job-creation strategy has focused on investing in science, technology and innovation, and encouraging and incentivizing entrepreneurship, selected Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center on Friday, as the site to discuss the importance of the Missouri House passing the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act.

TOPICS: Agriculture, Business, Economic Development, News: Pharma, Newsdesk, State: Missouri, World: Mexico
 
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BioJet International Ltd. celebrates approval of bio-derived jet fuel for commercial use – ASTM International revised D7566

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — BioJet International Ltd. announces that it joins the worldwide Aviation Industry celebrating approval of bio-derived jet fuel for commercial use (ASTM International revised D7566). Concurrent with this approval, and to aid in development of the bio-aviation market, BioJet is releasing One Billion Gallons of Renewable Jet Fuel to long-term contracts.

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For the second year in a row Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan Win at 2011 Syrah Shoot-Out at the Hospice du Rhone Celebration

SANTA ROSA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Bennett Valley AVA — For the second year in a row Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan have earned the right to take home the highly coveted barrel trophy and ‘Coat du Rhone’ blazer in the 2011 Syrah Shoot-Out at the Hospice du Rhone celebration held in Paso Robles, California.

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BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger today

MONTEREY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger today. Abundant will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BioJet. Abundant and its affiliates (Abundant Habitats and Abundant Harvests) will continue to operate under the Abundant name and corporate identity.

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U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative Helps Countries Cope with Rising Food Price

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In response to the spike in global food prices in 2007-2008, President Obama pledged $3.5 billion to help poor countries fight hunger by investing in agricultural development. The U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative utilizes innovation, research, and development to improve agricultural productivity, link farmers to local and regional markets, enhance […]

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Boesen the Florist launches Android App for Valentines Day

DES MOINES, Iowa /eNewsChannels/ — Boesen the Florist, central Iowa’s floral authority since 1923, has taken Valentines gift of giving to a whole new level. The ability to send the joy and beauty of flowers is now possible with just a touch of your finger! With Boesen’s new Floral App, you can log in and send flowers your Android-powered mobile device.

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BioJet International Ltd. Receives $1.2 Billion Funding Facility for Bio Fuels

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados /eNewsChannels/ — BioJet International Ltd. announced today that it has received a US $1.2 Billion funding facility from Cayman based Equity Partners Fund SPC. The funding structure is a 3 year facility; further terms of the funding were not disclosed.

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BioJet Corporation and Great Plains Oil & Exploration have announced a Teaming Agreement for Aviation Bio Fuels

CINCINNATI, Ohio — BioJet Corporation (www.biojetcorp.com) and Great Plains Oil & Exploration (www.camelinacompany.com) announced today that they have executed a Teaming Agreement for the purpose of producing renewable jet fuels. The companies plan to jointly develop integrated Camelina cultivation and associated refinery projects in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. BioJet will bring its […]

TOPICS: Agriculture, Aviation, Business, Energy and Oil, Featured Story 1, Newsdesk, State: Ohio
 
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Managing food waste and landfills: Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative

SEATTLE, Wash. — Bokashicycle announces first successful full-scale commercial fermentation process. In the U.S. alone, annually, more than 30 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills. Less than three percent of that waste is diverted from landfills, primarily through composting, producing greenhouse gases and heat. Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative. […]

TOPICS: Agriculture, Environmental, Featured Story 1, Green Products, News: Recycling, Newsdesk, State: Washington
 
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Oregon Floral Farms Continues to Grow Organically in More Ways than One

OREGON CITY, Ore. — This year, Oregon Floral Farms celebrates its tenth year of supplying custom and creatively hand-tied organic floral bouquets to customers throughout the region. And, as they continue to grow flowers, so does their business grow. While their hand-tied organic floral bouquets have received much attention over the past 10 years, they […]

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Obama Family Vegetable Garden at the White House Recreated with Plangarden Software

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Just after First Lady, Michelle Obama, broke ground for the White House vegetable garden, Plangarden released an online interactive version of the Obama’s organic garden layout. The interactive vegetable garden layout was built using the new 2.0 version of Plangarden’s garden design software. The White House vegetable garden is irregularly-shaped. […]

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Trees With Meaning Gains USDA Approval for First U.S. Release of Olive Trees from Israel

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — With a hard-earned U.S. Department of Agriculture signoff now in hand, Trees With Meaning Inc. (TreesWithMeaning.com) becomes one of the first companies in the U.S. approved to bring living olive trees from Israel to the North American market. For owners-and brothers-Bruno and Jerome Schneider, building the company was an intricate business […]

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The Flax Council of Canada Announces GRAS Status Determined for Flax in U.S.

WINNIPEG, Canada — The Flax Council of Canada announced that a panel of experts determined in January 2009 that whole and milled flax seed be given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. Expected within six months is a letter of “no objection,” finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration […]

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Bokashicycle Delivers More Effective Alternative to Traditional Composting

SEATTLE, Wash. — To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Dr. Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse […]

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JatrophaBioJet Corp Will Develop the Jatropha and Advanced Biofuels Market for Aerospace Applications

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — JatrophaBioJet Corporation (jatrophabiojet.com) will develop the Jatropha/advanced biofuels market for jet, turbine and aerospace applications. JatrophaBioJet provides a cooperative single point exchange for the worldwide supply and purchase of Jatropha jet fuel and a carbon offset opportunity. The world’s first commercial aviation test flight powered by a sustainable second-generation biofuel successfully […]

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Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Grading

AMES, Iowa — Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype […]

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National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Hosts Public Forum on Tropical Forestry

RIO GRANDE, P.R. — The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) hosted a groundbreaking public forum in Puerto Rico on June 18, 2008 at the Gran Melia Hotel. “We gathered more than 40 experts and citizens from Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other tropical islands to share ideas, best practices and research to […]

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Plangarden Veggie Garden Software Adds Social Networking

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Plangarden enhances its drag-and-drop online vegetable gardening software by expanding features for its rapidly growing community of vegetable gardeners. The new Web 2.0 social networking features enable vegetable garden enthusiasts from all over the world to interact over a “virtual backyard fence” where they can ask or swap advice.

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Biodiesel Venture with Mindanao Tribes to Bolster Communities

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines, and MONTEREY, Calif. — The Supreme Council of Datus Alimaong has reached agreement with Monterey, CA-based Abundant Biofuels Corporation to develop more than 1.2 million acres of ancestral domain for production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas in underused Lumad lands on the island of Mindanao.

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Cengea Solutions Acquires Inform Network for Systems Management

VANCOUVER, B.C. Canada — Cengea Solutions Inc. announces today that it has acquired the assets of Inform Network for Systems Management Limited. Cengea and Inform have been the two dominant suppliers of spatially enabled information systems to the forest products industry in Canada and have had growing success in providing systems to the forest products industry in the United States.

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Haywood County Tomatoes Travel Web to Promote Growers

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Haywood County tomatoes are now traveling worldwide, thanks to a short web-based video recently produced by the Buy Haywood Market Development Project. More and more, people are receiving messages that communicate “thousands of miles fresher,” “buy local,” and “support sustainable agriculture.”

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Oilsource Holding Group and Abundant Biofuels Corp. Form Venture to Produce Biodiesel from Jatropha Using Agronomy Techniques

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA and MONTEREY, Calif. — Oilsource Holding Group announced that it has joined with Abundant Biofuels Corporation to begin producing biodiesel from non-food crops in Colombia. Abundant Biofuels Colombia SRL has identified a strong interest from private and government sector.

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Senators, Environmentalists, Forestry Experts from Across the Nation Share Groundbreaking Input on Catastrophic Storms and Urban Forests

BILOXI, Miss. — The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) hosted a groundbreaking public forum in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 6, 2007 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. ‘We gathered more than 40 experts and ordinary citizens from around the country to share ideas, best practices and first-person accounts about flooding in New Jersey, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf region, ice storms in the Midwest, and other storm events.’

TOPICS: Agriculture, Associations, Environmental, State: Mississippi, Story Index
 
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