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Indigenous town in Mexico survives on remittances from US

Jan. 26, 2022 00:10 AM EST

COMACHUEN, Mexico (AP) — In Comachuen, a Purepecha Indigenous community of about 10,000 inhabitants nestled high in the pine-clad mountains of the western state of Michoacan, the whole town survives because of the money sent home by migrants working in the United States. That...

Gardening: 8 parting tips from longtime AP columnist Reich

Dec. 21, 2021 11:07 AM EST

Farewell, fellow gardener. After almost 30 years of sharing my gardening experience, expertise, and enthusiasm in columns for The Associated Press, I’ve decided to focus my time and energy in other directions. Thanks for joining me as, according to the seasons, I selected tomato...

California governor highlights $1B statewide cleanup plan

Dec. 16, 2021 12:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom picked up litter and painted over graffiti in Los Angeles on Wednesday to highlight California’s $1.1 billion initiative to clean areas near highways, roads and other public spaces, an effort he promised to expand next year to address homeless encampments. ...

Most herbs don't thrive on winter windowsills. Two do.

Dec. 07, 2021 08:21 AM EST

Windowsill herb plants would seem a perfect antidote to winter's visual and culinary blandness, except that such plants rarely do as well as billed. The ideal windowsill herb thrives despite dry air and relatively low light conditions to offer intense aroma and flavor. And it should...

AP PHOTOS: Urban gardens sprout hope in Marseille projects

Nov. 06, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — When Yaizid Bendaif moved to the Cité SNCF public housing project seven years ago, he got permission to turn a patch of grass outside his home into a garden. Today, the small communal plot between a block of concrete apartments and a high-speed railway in...

Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits

Nov. 04, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) — Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar...

Michigan sugar beet harvest could set a sweet record

Nov. 01, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan sugar beet harvest could set a record this year. Michigan Sugar is anticipating 34 tons per acre from roughly 900 farmers, up from a record of 31.6 tons in 2015, MLive.com reported. The state's beet growing area...

White Hall woman fulfills her dream to grow a pumpkin patch

Oct. 30, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) — Lynn Jarman has loved pumpkins since she was a small child. Having grown up on her grandfather’s farm outside Shinnston, in a small unincorporated town called Adamsville, she learned about growing all sorts of things, but one of her most...

As COVID cases fall, Halloween brings more fun and less fear

Oct. 29, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Witches and warlocks, ghosts and ghouls can breathe a little easier this year: Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are generally on the decline, and trick-or-treaters can feel safer collecting candy. And while a new poll indicates Halloween participation is...

Asian spider takes hold in Georgia, sends humans scurrying

Oct. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts. ...