BURLINGTON, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 05/05/09 -- Just one week into the program,
more than 16,000 gardeners have pledged to grow at least 10 pounds of fruits
or vegetables this season, by visiting the new "Grow What You Eat" microsite
within www.gardeners.com, the online presence of Vermont-based Gardener's
With 19 million people planning to grow a vegetable garden this year, the
earth-friendly gardening company is hoping to get a million people to "sign"
the online pledge and utilize its free online resources. By registering with
just your name and Zip code, gardeners make a promise: "I will plant a garden
this year and produce at least 10 lbs. of food. I'm going to reap what I sow
and eat what I grow!"
"Response to the 'Grow What You Eat' microsite has been tremendous," said
Kathy LaLiberte, director of gardening for Gardener's Supply and creator of
the com... (more)
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on a break-out inaugural
year, the 2012 Florida Companies to Watch awards program is back to recognize
and award growing second-stage companies, headquartered in Florida, that have
established themselves as high performance companies in their marketplace.
This year's group of companies will have the opportunity to join an esteemed
group of national Companies to Watch honorees recognized from across the U.S.
on Friday, October 19, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.
Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch was formed as an
exclusive way to honor second-stage companies who exhibit innovative business
strategies and processes. The companies recognized by this award are leading
the way for second-stage companies and prove themselves to be "worth
"The Florida Companies to Watch c... (more)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- Vida Cannabis Corp. ("Vida
Cannabis") is pleased to announce that Quantum 9 Inc. has been retained to
provide consulting, technology and implementation services. Quantum 9
(www.quantum9.net) is North America's pre-eminent authority on cannabis
cultivation consulting and technology services, with extensive experience in
working with Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations
The Quantum 9 team is comprised of experts in the critical areas of security,
quality assurance, the producer licensing process, facility design and
maximizing production yields. They are a proven 'blueprint-to-harvest'
service provider to several large-scale medical and recreational marijuana
companies in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Vida Cannabis CEO Greg Wilson stated: "I look forward to working with Michael
Whether you’ve got a lot of space to work with or you’re simply hoping
for a few tomatoes in containers, it can be hard to know where to start with
your vegetable garden. Just deciding what to grow can pose a challenge for
some, but the best advice anyone could give you is, happily, simple: Grow
mainly what you like to eat.
Courgettes are easy to grow – as legends of neighbours of grow-your-owners
hiding from yet another delivery of them can attest – but if you’re not
that keen, having kilos of the beggars at your disposal is a waste of time.
Keep things interesting by growing at least one thing that’s
“exotic”/you’ve never tried and best of all, ignore the people who tell
you to keep it simple and don’t grow too many different things: variety is
half the fun of it. Some canny inter-cropping will see you getting more out
of the same space too. Once you know what ... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Six Apart blogging software and services company, today unveiled a free level
of the TypePad blogging service, called TypePad Micro, that makes blogging
easier than ever for people who want to share their interests with others.
The announcement caps more than a year of major developments that have
resulted in an easier, more social, and more connected TypePad network of 88
million bloggers and readers.
Simple, Social Blogging
A new form of blogging is emerging -- somewhere between the status updates of
Facebook and Twitter and the full-length posts of classic blogs -- focused on
being easy, fun, and connected. TypePad Micro is built for this growing form
of blogging, making it easy for people to curate compelling content from the
web -- be it text, photos, or videos -- and share it in real time with people
on their blog and by automatically cros... (more)
GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel
Champagne Cellars' magnificent garden -- a vibrant feast for the eyes -- is
set to reopen to the public on April 15, 2007. The garden has been a
delightful oasis for flower lovers and gardeners for well over two decades,
offering free tours Tuesday through Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00
p.m. through mid-October.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070413/SFF009 )
The Korbel Garden's impressive collection of roses -- more than 250 varieties
in hedge-lined beds in front of the circa 1882 Korbel Family House -- is off
to an amazing start this season. Many antique rose varietals have been
reestablished in the garden over the winter and are budding up for a
spectacular display. A wide range of perennials, shrubs, redwood, linden,
dogwood, and flowering plum trees, and plants n... (more)
BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/09 -- RONA (TSX: RON), the
largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and
gardening products, is introducing 40 new products to its RONA ECO line
today. These products are more respectful of the environment than similar
conventional products over their entire life cycle. Selected in partnership
with the International Chair in Life Cycle Assessment, the new RONA ECO items
are from a number of different product categories, and include - among others
- a manual lawn mower, an algae-based fertilizer, a rainwater collector,
reconditioned tool blades and mouldings. The 47 RONA ECO products now
available are priced to compete with conventional products that do not
feature such eco-responsible attributes.
"Building on our success with the first group of RONA ECO products introduced
last year, we worked in... (more)
BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/09/08 -- RONA (TSX: RON), the
leading Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and
gardening products, increases its presence in the specialized plumbing and
heating market in Ontario by acquiring the operating assets of Best-MAR
Plumbing and Heating Supplies Inc. ("Best-MAR"). This transaction further
strengthens RONA's position in the fast growing ICI market ("Institutional,
commercial and industrial") and follows the 2007 Noble Trade acquisition. The
three Best-MAR locations will be integrated to Noble Trade's existing network
of 19 branches. The transaction has been finalized pending certain
conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008
and will be financed through RONA's existing credit facilities.
Best-MAR (please see www.bestmar.com) was founded in July 1994. Toda... (more)
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- While gardeners around the
country have hung up their tools for the season, the Horticulture Gardening
Institute is launching three new online programs that make it fun to learn
new practices and create innovative gardening plans anytime, anywhere and in
Two "Herbaceous Perennials: Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes"
programs are available; one focuses on perennials for sun and the other
features perennials for shade. Both programs were developed with Allan
Armitage, one of the world's foremost gardening experts on plants for all
growing zones - especially perennials.
The programs feature in-depth information on more than 100 outstanding
herbaceous perennials that can be found in local garden centers and
nurseries. The sun program focuses on 24 species that prefer more that six
hours of sunlight a... (more)
Nancy White has been generous to share a section out of a chapter of her
co-authored (Etienne Wenger and John. D Smith) forth coming book, Digital
Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.
Here’s what Nancy says about community orientation:
“In our research of CoPs we noticed 9 general patterns of activities that
characterized a community’s orientation. Most had a mix, but some were more
prominent in every case. By looking at orientations, we posit, you are in a
better position to understand how to support them with tools and processes.
They give you a lens to reflect on how your community is doing and where you
might want it to be headed.“
Nancy’s chart is on “orientation”, assessing exactly what type of
community you are by examining your activities and components, and how they
are weighted on their own and in comparison to the rest…and specifically in
BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/03/09 -- RONA inc. (TSX: RON), the
largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and
gardening products, today unveiled new products in the HAUSSMANN and
HAUSSMANN XPERT lines, the Company's own controlled brand of tools, now
available across the network including Totem stores in Alberta and Reno-Depot
in Quebec. HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT accessories and products are
exclusive to RONA and make use of the latest technology in the professional
"RONA is constantly innovating to remain at the forefront of trends and to
always meet customers' evolving needs. Building on the success of RONA and
RONA X-PERT lines, we redefined our strategy in terms of private label tools
and are now offering HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT products in stores across
our network," said Normand Dumont, RONA Execu... (more)