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Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Sep. 16, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Workers from two taxi cooperatives assembled the miniature gardens this...

Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

Sep. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter. I like listening to music when...

Aerosmith's Joe Perry selling Massachusetts home for $4.5M

Sep. 15, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — “Walk This Way" if you want to live like a rock star. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is selling his home in Duxbury south of Boston for $4.5 million, The Patriot Ledger reported Tuesday. The seven-acre gated estate known as...

Cuke caper: Veggies poached from senior community garden

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Be on the lookout for the produce poachers. Hundreds of pounds of vegetables were stolen from a community garden in suburban Detroit. The garden is outside the senior center in Macomb County's Clinton Township....

NC baseball players pitch in for a potato-growing nonprofit

Sep. 11, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — When Doug Sharp founded the Cleveland County Potato Project 12 years ago, he had no idea his organization would reach more than 1 million pounds of distribution. Much of his ability to reach such an astronomical number stems from volunteers within...

Gardening when it's dry: Prep soil, select plants wisely

Sep. 07, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

Is your summer a summer of drought? No need to sit back and accept what Mother Nature offers — you can soften the impact of dry weather on your garden. The time to start preparing for dry conditions is long before they occur, but plans made now will help down the road....

Las Vegas-area farmers reap benefits of overcoming obstacles

Sep. 04, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mint and micro broccoli line the garden beds next to the Boulder City home of Diane Greene, owner of Herbs by Diane, the small-scale, year-round business that supplies local produce to restaurants and residents in Las Vegas. She harvests every day in...

36 West Nile virus human cases in Maricopa County, 1 death

Sep. 01, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County health officials said Wednesday that there have been 36 confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus so far this season with one fatality. County Department of Public Health officials said the person who died was an older adult who also...

Gardening: What to do when the soil stays too wet

Aug. 24, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

Odd weather this summer has taken its toll on many gardens. For many the problem is drought, but what if it just keeps raining? In some gardens, water sits on the surface of the ground or the ground stays slurpy for hours after rain stops. The best advice then is to move...

Kimberly Palmer: How to bounce back when your income drops

Aug. 23, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

Losing income is never easy, but it’s become increasingly common over the last year and a half: According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of U.S. adults say their household has experienced either job loss (including temporarily) or a pay cut since the beginning of the pandemic, with...