- Scientists help when suburban corpse flower doesn't bloom Updated: Aug-30-15 1:52 pm
GLENCOE, Illinois - A rare foul-smelling flower expected to bloom this week had to get an assist from scientists when it didn't open at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
- Orchard grows food, sprouts education on raising fruit trees Updated: Aug-29-15 10:46 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - It's hard to beat biting into a juicy apple plucked right from the tree.
- Chefs ramp up 'farm-to-table' meals with restaurant gardens Updated: Aug-22-15 11:04 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Tucked alongside The Point at Phoebus restaurant is a mini-garden bursting with basil, thyme and green peppers. If you order a mojito inside at the bar, chances are good the mint probably was picked there.
- Farmworkers sue Portland farm over firing, drinking water Updated: Aug-20-15 2:11 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Three farmworkers are suing a Portland farm, claiming they were fired for taking a water break on a hot summer day.
- Essentials for visiting Warsaw from what's new to classics Updated: Aug-20-15 8:57 am
WARSAW, Poland - Almost every month brings something new in Warsaw. With nearly 2 million people, Poland's capital city has been developing fast ever since the once-communist nation joined the European Union in 2004. From skate parks and roof gardens to historic palaces and some of Europe's most modern buildings, visitors of all ages will find plenty do see and do in this city that aspires to be trendy. Here are some suggestions:
- Corpse flower begins to bloom at Denver Botanic Gardens Updated: Aug-19-15 1:58 pm
DENVER - A large corpse flower plant with a foul odor is blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
- Boxford man ordered to pay restitution after rampage Updated: Aug-18-15 11:39 am
SALEM, Massachusetts - A Boxford man who went on a "drunk and obnoxious" rampage at a North Shore gardening center has avoided prison time but must pay almost $22,000 in restitution.
- Overseas volunteers help tend Detroit community garden Updated: Aug-18-15 4:14 am
DETROIT - When Fiona Spindeldreier decided to leave Germany and spend more than two weeks in Detroit working with other foreign volunteers in an alternative "summer camp," she repeatedly was asked: "Why?"
- Local inventor dreams up gardening robot Updated: Aug-08-15 9:12 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - James Brake was 220 pounds and suffering heart palpitations five years ago when he set out on a journey toward healthy eating.
- Sitka Program Top Draw for Yale Students Updated: Aug-08-15 7:27 am
SITKA, Alaska - No, it's not your imagination: a lot of Yale University students are in Sitka.
- EXCHANGE: AmeriCorps interns working with Mattoon gardeners Updated: Aug-06-15 5:04 am
MATTOON, Illinois - The Fit-2-Serve ministry's community gardening project has four extra sets of helping hands this summer through the federal AmeriCorps community service program.
- 2 groups work to provide fresh produce for those in need Updated: Aug-04-15 6:01 pm
ADAMS, Nebraska - Two community groups in southeastern Nebraska are working together to provide fresh vegetables to residents who might otherwise have a difficult time putting food on the table.