Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights.
In Hawaii, local production currently accounts for
about 18 percent of the total amount oflettuce consumed.
Major production areas in Hawaii include Mountain
View and Waianae for leafy and semi-head lettuces and
Kula and Kamuela for iceberg types. Smaller areas of
production are found throughout the state, and lettuce
is also grown year-round in most home and community
gardens. Hawaii's commercial production decreased by
more than 35 percent over the past few years due to the
tomato spotted wilt virus, a devastating, thrips-trans-
Cemeteries have become comfortable places for me in re-
cent years. I have explored so many that each new one
presents familiar relief carvings, statues, mourning verses,
and monuments in shapes and patterns to which I have
grown accustomed. This must be how it felt to Ameri-
cans in the nineteenth century, when cemeteries were bet-
ter integrated into community life and monuments were
revisited like old friends. There was a time when I gave
cemeteries a wide berth, going there only when required
for a family burial.
Chapter 1: In the End, the Beginning 6 Chapter 2: My Initiation 14 Chapter 3: The First Nap 23 Chapter 4: The First Snoop 30 Chapter 5: Some Answers 38 Chapter 6: My First Introversion 43 Chapter 7: I’m ready to Listen 48 Chapter 8: Wandering 55 Chapter 9: I'd Just Like to Be Old 60 Chapter 10: The Watering Hole 64 Chapter 11: Julia to the Rescue 69 Chapter 12: Garden of Eden? 74 Chapter 13: The First Class 79 Chapter 14: Homework in Heaven 86 Chapter 15: Piecing It Together 97 Chapter 16: The Hangman 102 Chapter 17:...
This thesis is a combined volume containing three individual research papers, each written for submission to a different peer-reviewed journal. Each to some extent investigates community resiliency and vulnerability as they manifest in the past and present of Alaska Native foodways. The first paper, ‘Outpost Gardening in Interior Alaska’ examines the historical dimensions of cropping by Athabascan peoples as a part of local food system development and innovation; the second introduces the ‘Servicesoriented Architecture’ as a framework for describing ecosystem services,...
To tackle polluted source water, water utilities in the region are often forced to install expensive treatment
plants that can cost millions to install and operate. USDA economists estimate that removing nitrate alone
from drinking water costs more than $4.8 billion a year. The cost of dealing with algal blooms is particularly
daunting. The total capital cost of water treatment that would address cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxins,
can range between $12 million and $56 million for a town of 100,000 people.
Richard Reese is an Associate Professor teaching Computer Science at Tarleton
State University in Stephenville, Texas. Previously, he worked in the aerospace and telephony industries for over 16 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He also served four years in the Air Force primarily in the field of communication intelligence. Outside of classroom, he enjoys tending his vegetable garden, maintaining his aquariums, and running with his dog, Zoey. He also enjoys relaxing with an episode of Firefly and is ever hopeful for the return of the epic series. Dr.
Like Philadelphia’s neighborhood gardens planted on
hundreds of acres of vacant lots throughout the city,
the murals are a symbol of civic care and of a public
commitment to revitalization. Murals are a bridge
between public art, community revitalization and
youth development. In a city like Philadelphia, which
has lost half a million residents over a fifty-year period,
the recovery of a vacant wall or a vacant lot is akin to
fixing the “broken window;” it sends a signal about
civic and public norms and neighborhood capacity.
According to local inhabitants, garden productivity in the Upper Orinoco region
was signiﬁcantly below normal at the time of the study, a fact that can be attributed
to the El Niño weather conditions in 1997–1998. Colleagues in the region conducted
several aerial surveys, and provided convincing photographic evidence that many
local gardens had been damaged by heavy ﬂooding. During the ﬁeld season, there
were numerous reports of food shortages in the Yanomamö and Ye’kwana
communities along the river.