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Nebraska tomato-growing plant fined $400K for

May. 29, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A northern Nebraska tomato-growing and packing plant accused of hiring people living in the country illegally has been fined $400,000. The fine was handed down Wednesday at sentencing for O’Neill Ventures Inc., federal prosecutors said. The business pleaded guilty in February to...

Annual Veterans Cemetery ceremony shared online

May. 25, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — The traditional Memorial Day ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery has been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, and a video tribute will be shared on social media throughout the week instead. The Department of Military Affairs and other organizations filmed a...

Shelby County’s gardens offer lots of room to grow

May. 24, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Social distancing isn’t a problem for residents tending their plots at the Shelby County Community Gardens, where plots are 25 feet wide and 100 feet long. The distances don’t impact the sense of community, either. Gardeners raise food and flowers, know when their...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Chris Garro shows off the long root under some herbs growing at the aquaponic greenhouse at Garro Farms in Nisland, S.D. (Lacey Peterson/Black Hills Pioneer via AP)

Western South Dakota aquaponic farm floats fresh food

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A Butte County couple is putting fish to work in a new aquaponic greenhouse, growing fresh, locally-grown lettuce that now lines Northern Hills grocery shelves. He is a Black Hills and Wyoming native, she’s from northeast Iowa, and together, Chris and Alexa Garro, owners...

With few students, UGArden tries to keep things growing

May. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In the age of COVID-19, here’s what it takes to plant and harvest vegetables and fruits at UGArden that feed about 60 food-insecure families in Athens. JoHannah Biang and her crew of about six volunteers arrive at the 10-acre farm south of downtown around 7:30 a.m., about an hour...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, houses are seen near a recently completed

Cities find green ways to reduce storm floods

May. 21, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than a century, New Orleans has depended on canals and pumps to get rid of stormwater in a city where about half the land is below sea level. Now the bustling Mississippi River port that expanded by filling in wetlands is spending $270 million to create spaces for rainwater,...

Gretchen DeBartolo takes an order for a family of five at The South Congregational Church Food Pantry, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. Additionally, the pantry operates a kitchen that serves up to 100 people per meal to go. All the food distribution is carefully packed and transferred without contact. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

COVID-19 deaths top 6,000; Baker touts new work protocols

May. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts has surged past 6,000 as the state’s economy begins to reopen. There were 128 new COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,066 since the start of the pandemic. Massachusetts has recorded...

In this March 19, 2020, photo provided by Henry Scott, shows Ed the baby goat at Filbert Street Garden in Baltimore.  Police in Baltimore say the baby goat stolen from a community garden is back home and unharmed. Police said officers were notified Tuesday, May 19, 2020 that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned” to his owners (Courtesy of Henry Scott via AP)

Baby goat stolen from Baltimore garden reunited with owners

May. 20, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A stolen baby goat was returned home to its community garden in Baltimore late Tuesday night, police said. Baltimore police were notified just before 10 p.m. that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned" to his owners, according to a statement from the...

This undated photo provided by Timber Press shows monarch butterflies in the University of Delaware Botanical Garden in Newark, Del., and is featured in the Douglas Tallamy book

Author urges gardeners to form one big `national park’

May. 19, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

Imagine if all the back and front yards — and even patio container plants — across the country were seen as one magnificent patchwork quilt, a ``Homegrown National Park.” Home gardeners would join forces to bring back a variety of native plants to protect and nurture struggling birds, bees...

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 photo, Marian Lee and Roland Jones talk in the courtyard at Abbotswood at Irving Park in Greensboro, N.. (Woody Marshall/News & Record via AP)

Senior living community grants residents' quarantine wishes

May. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Roland Jones longed for a summer vegetable garden, where he could plant tomatoes and beans and not have to bend over far to tend them. On May 12, Jones got his wish. In the courtyard at Abbotswood at Irving Park, administrators at the senior living community installed two raised...