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CSR Minute: Nature’s Path & Organic Gardening’s “Gardens for Good” Campaign

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

he Gardens for Good contest, sponsored by Nature’s Path, the maker of organic breakfast foods, and Organic Gardening Magazine, continues to receive applications from urban farms through its Facebook campaign. The competition is awarding 000 for urban farming ideas that produce organic food. Applications are being accepted through the end of this month at facebook.com/naturespath. MGM Resorts International has issued an Environmental Responsibility Report that outlines the company’s strategy, titled “Green Advantage.” By the end of last year MGM Resorts had reduced electric power consumption by 140 million kilowatt hours; reduced carbon emissions by 56000 thousand metric tons; reduced water consumption by 200 million gallons; and diverted more than 33 percent of its waste from local landfills. The company also introduced the first fleet of compressed natural gas-powered limousines, as well as organic and sustainable food programs at its 165 restaurants. For more information on these and other stories, go to thecsrminute.com

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    CSR Minute: Nature’s Path and Organic Gardening Magazine Partner in Gardens for Good

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

    Nature’s Path, the maker of organic breakfast foods, and Organic Gardening magazine have launched a Facebook campaign to give away 000 for urban farming ideas. Gardens for Good 2011 will award the grant money to help urban farms and community gardens produce fresh, organic food. Last year, Gardens for Good funded three gardens, in California, Florida, and British Columbia. Applications are now being accepted at www.facebook.com/naturespath. Rudolf Steiner Social Finance celebrated 150 years of social transformation inspired by Rudolf Steiner with a festival held in San Francisco last Sunday. The event included interactive workshops, panel discussions, and organic and biodynamic food and wine tastings. Rudolf Steiner’s contributions include Waldorf education and biodynamic farming. For more information on these and other stories, go to thecsrminute.com

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      Growing Broccoli – Vegetable Gardening

      Monday, August 1st, 2011

      Broccoli is a very nutritious vegetable and easy to grow. The Garden Guru Phil Dudman shares his tips for growing and keeping broccoli plants productive.phildudman.com

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        Vegetable Gardening : Planting a Raised Bed Garden

        Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

        A raised-bed garden is beneficial in that the soil within the garden bed is not so condensed and that the beds tend to warm up faster in the spring. Plant a raised-bed garden with seeds and a garden trowel with help from an organic farmer in this free video on gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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          Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : How to Grow Radishes

          Friday, May 27th, 2011

          Radishes are great crops because they can tolerate the heat of the summer and the cold of the fall and spring. Grow radishes in a nice, fluffy seed bed with help from an organic farmer in this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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            Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : How to Harvest & Store Carrots

            Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

            Carrots should be harvested by loosening the soil around the roots of the carrots. Find out why carrots are best stored in root cellars with help from an organic farmer in this free video on root vegetable gardening. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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              Vegetable & Fruit Gardening : How to Harvest & Store Lettuce

              Saturday, May 21st, 2011

              Lettuce is a cold weather crop that flourishes in the early spring, late summer or fall. Find out why lettuce should be placed in cold water immediately after it is harvested with help from an organic farmer in this free video on vegetable gardening. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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                Vegetable Gardening : How to Harvest & Store Sage

                Thursday, May 19th, 2011

                Sage is a low-lying perennial shrub that is tolerant of cold conditions and best harvested by taking off the sprigs one-at-a-time. Bundle sage and hang it up to dry so that it maintains its aroma with help from an organic farmer in this free video on herb gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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                  Vegetable Gardening : How to Grow Spinach

                  Saturday, May 14th, 2011

                  In order to plant spinach, first prepare a well-groomed seed bed that is damp and has plenty of soil fluff. Use a garden seeder to plant spinach at the proper spacing with help from an organic farmer in this free video on vegetable gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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                    Vegetable Gardening : How to Harvest & Store Spinach

                    Sunday, May 8th, 2011

                    Spinach is a cold-loving plant that should be able to grow year-round, but it is grown best in this spring and fall. Harvest spinach as baby spinach or big-leaf cooking spinach with help from an organic farmer in this free video on vegetable gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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