Avoiding GMO-seed & Monsanto NO-GMO | Garden of Eatin' Learn why Monsanto and GMO must be avoided. See what companies have questionable seed-buy practices, and who sells safe seed. What is GMO, and who is Monsanto? A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. The Monsanto Company is a U.S. Why does it matter if seed has been genetically modified? These books have excellent reviews at Amazon and go very in depth into the issues with Monsanto. >> The Council for Responsible Genetics has an excellent FAQ page that will answer this pressing question. Other links to read: Vanity Fair article Center for Food Safety: Monsanto vs US Farmers Report Mcspotlight article Government slashes pesticide reporting laws Organic Consumers For more information, just Google Monsanto. Now, who to avoid? 1.
How to Use the jQuery UI Autocomplete Widget In this tutorial we'll be looking at one of jQuery UI 1.8's newest components - the Autocomplete widget. Auto-completing text fields can be a popular choice with visitors to your site because they make entering information much easier. They can be used on product search fields for example, or when a visitor must enter a country, or a city, or anything else that may be a choice from a common dataset. As well as being popular with visitors, the jQuery UI Autocomplete is popular with developers because it's easy to use, powerful and flexible. I'm not a massive fan of Facebook, I much prefer Twitter (@danwellman btw), but one Facebook feature I do like is the messaging feature which lets you send a message to a friend or friends. In this tutorial we'll use the jQuery UI Autocomplete widget to replicate this aspect of Facebook's messaging system. Step 1 Getting Started CoreWidgetPosition Once downloaded, create a new folder on your computer and call it autocomplete. Step 2 The Underlying HTML
Grow Indie - About Grow Indie Welcome to Grow Indie! We are all about food independence, diy style. Whether you have a container garden in New York City, or a couple of acres in suburbia, our mission is to inspire and empower people to grow their own food, no matter where they live. Really, anyone can do it. Because here's a secret: Gardening doesn't have to be complicated. You take some dirt and some seeds, and you make food. There's also the taste factor----food that you grow tastes a lot better, because it wasn't sitting in a truck being driven across the country. You'll also have the satisfaction of knowing exactly where your food comes from, and that it wasn't sprayed with heavy duty pesticides. Our Grow Guides give you all the basics for vegetable gardening 101, from watering and daylight needs to companion planting and pest control. Grow Indie also features indie chef recipes that are searchable by vegetable, so when you have that bumper crop of zucchini, you know what to do with it. Happy growing!
ERIC – Education Resources Information Center - World’s largest 17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever Everyday we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables and herbs completely free of charge. Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint. With grocery prices increasing, now is the best time to get frugal in the kitchen and garden. Below are seventeen fruits, vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever… Vegetables Regrow Green Onions – Want to grow green onions indefinitely? Regrow Onions – This clever method of growing onions in an old used water bottle on a windowsill is a great way to get free onions! Regrow Carrots -This method to grow carrots from carrot tops is so simple you can get the kids involved. Regrow Celery – This is a clever idea to regrow celery from the base. Regrow Sweet Potato’s – The versatility of the sweet potato means it’s a firm favorite with any home cook, here we share a tutorial on how to grow more using nothing but a sweet potato. Fruit Herbs & Spices
Library Journal | Reed Business Information The Ultimate Raised Bed - Make a Keyhole Garden Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden. I love the ease of set up, harvesting is a snap and, if you set your beds up right, there is little weeding to be done. Making a keyhole garden uses all these concepts and more! Raised beds are nothing new. The idea is to elevate the garden to maximize drainage, improve the soil, and enhance access. Source: Fix.com What’s most interesting about keyhole gardens is their bountiful history. One of the biggest attractions of a keyhole garden is its ease of construction. Get other companion planting ideas from one of my favorite new books – The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting, learn about other Permaculture Principles to use in your yard and review other Drought Buster Strategies. Have you used the Keyhole Garden concept in your yard?
The World Wide Web Library Directory Currently indexing over 8800 libraries and library-related Web sites in 130 countries. This site contains no ads, and is not built from a database that will only allow you to view one listing at a time. And while you're at it, check out the related site: The Great Library Card Collection Here's a blast from the past. Countries Library Related Companies, Organizations, Publishers, Resources/Services/Publications, Cool Library of the Week, Other Lists Please submit/change a listing or leave a comment via this online submission form. 29 August 2013Despite any actual new having been posted here in years, I am actually updating the site whenever someone submits a new listing or correction. 24 June 2005 I added the first libraries in Mauritius today thanks to Ramesh Hauroo. 20 November 2004I've just added the ten libraries in the Maricopa County (AZ) Community College System thanks to Kathy Lynch. News Archive — Icon Legend
New report reveals that readers want news given to them, not tailored. - TNW Media I’ve written before about how new media isn’t destroying journalism. There will always be a need for qualified fact-checkers and reliable news sources – social networking platforms such as Twitter are just tools, and journalists have to move with the times and use all the tools at their disposal. A key theme within this area is how news sites are letting the end-user choose what news they receive. Some have argued that tailored news dissemination will lead many people to miss out on key global events, which is why journalists and publications should decide what news people consume. I don’t necessarily agree entirely with this assertion, but a new paper by Neil Thurman, a journalism academic based at City University in London, reaffirms the notion that people want to have professionals filtering and packaging news for them. Thurman asserts that “readers are reluctant to take on the role of editorial selection, and still enjoy serendipitous discovery.” Ultimately, it’s all about choice.
No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers | Dr Akilah El - Celestial Healing Wellness Center By Rachel Cernansky - planetgreen.discovery.com Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace. If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding. Here’s a starter list of all the crazy things even urban gardeners, without space for a garden, can grow at home. Tree fruits – including apples 1. Citrus fruits 15. 19. 24.
3 Reasons Curation is Here to Stay Perhaps you won't believe me since it's my job to spread the gospel of curation as the Chief Evangelist of Pearltrees, but I think curation is here to stay. These are the reasons why I believe this is the case. This year there has been a tremendous amount of buzz in Silicon Valley about curation. Oliver Starr is the Chief Evangelist for Pearltrees. With all the attention curation has suddenly received, people are probably wondering if this is just another fad or is it something bigger? First, curation is one of the underlying principles of the Web. Allow anyone to access any type of documentAllow everyone to disseminate his or her own documentsAllow everyone to organize the entire collection of documents Over the past 20 years what we've seen is the democratization of the first two principles above. Secondly, we have very strong evidence that curation has begun a similar process towards democratization, and that what we are seeing now is an adoption curve similar to blogging.