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A plot of land given to Denver Urban Gardens for $1 to house a community garden will be sold to duplex developers for $1.2 million

Alan Olds is more accustomed to nurturing things than fighting them. As a former garden leader and member at El Oasis Community Garden for the last five years, he has helped dozens of Lower Highland residents find and cultivate plots at the roughly 22,000-square-foot green space at 1847 W. 35th Ave.

That changed when he got a surprise call from Violeta Garcia, then-executive director of Denver Urban Gardens, earlier this month.

“She informed us that most of the garden was being sold, and she expressed her regret that it was necessary,” said Olds, who resigned as a garden leader last week after meeting with Garcia in person. “She also had some explanation of DUG’s financial situation — and why the board of directors felt that selling it was essential for their survival.”

Many El Oasis gardeners were shocked by the announcement, which amounted to 30 days’ notice to vacate El Oasis in advance of a sale that won’t be finalized until December. Despite past financial challenges, the nonprofit had always been able — every other year — to pay down the line of credit it used to operate its gardens.

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Jacob Peitzer sits on a swing under a large tree with his six month old son Theodore on his plot in the El Oasis Community Garden in Denver on Sept. 21, 2020.

But starting in 2018, weak fundraising totals, expiring national grants (including $100,000 for DUG’s Healthy Seedlings program) and an ever-expanding number of gardens rendered them unable to do that, said Ramonna Robinson, chairwoman of DUG’s board. Once the pandemic arrived, she said, they had no other choice but to raise cash through a property sale.

“Nobody wants to see even part of that garden go away,” she said of El Oasis. “But

Olive Garden’s parent Darden accused of discrimination over tipping policies

Olive Garden’s parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc., has been accused of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with its tipping policies, according to recent reports.

On Tuesday, nonprofit group One Fair Wage filed a federal complaint against Darden, saying that since its tipped workers are paid less than minimum wage, they are subject to sexual harassment, bias and ultimately pay discrimination, The Washington Post reported.

Darden — one of the largest restaurant companies in the country — told FOX Business in a statement that the “allegations are baseless.”

“Darden is a values-based company built on a culture of integrity and fairness, respect and caring, and a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion,” the statement said.

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Though One Fair Wage filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against one specific company, the organization hopes to end sub-minimum wage for all tipped workers, not just at Darden restaurants.

One Fair Wage has filed an EEOC complaint against Olive Garden’s parent company Darden Restaurants, Inc. (iStock)

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Currently, the federal government allows tipped employees to be paid less than minimum wage — in some places, tipped workers are paid as little as $2.13 an hour, according to One Fair Wage.

According to the organization, allowing a sub-minimum wage means that women — particularly women of color — end up being paid less because of bias.

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One Fair Wage reportedly decided to file the EEOC complaint against  Darden because it, along with the National Restaurant Association, have “actively lobbied to maintain the sub-minimum wage,” The Post reported.

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Ladew Topiary Gardens’ 2020 Garden Glow Going Virtual

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

2020 Garden Glow will go live at www.ladewgardens.com,Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. Adding to the excitement, the festive virtual display will have fun educational content for children including creatures of the night and a look at Irvine Nature Center’s in-house owl.

The community is invited to carve jack-o’-lanterns for the showcase – using their own pumpkins or they can arrange to pick up a complimentary pumpkin from Ladew. Klein’s ShopRite has donated 300 pumpkins, which are available to registered participants at no coston a first come first serve basis. Those interested must complete an application on the Ladew website by Oct. 8 to confirm their participation and request a free Garden Glowpumpkin if interested. All pictures of carved creations must be submitted by Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.

“Garden Glow has become a great community celebration of Fall and Ladew,” said Executive Director Emily Emerick. “Going virtual this year was an easy decision as this format allows many more people to participate, especially those from afar.”

2020 Garden Glowis made possible by sponsors, Visit Harford!, Kinsley Construction, BGEand Harford County Community & Economic Development. Additional support comes from Klein’s ShopRite, Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences and The Citizens of Baltimore County.

For those unable to tune in Oct. 24, the spectacle will remain up on the Ladew website through Nov. 30. It is free for all to enjoy, but viewers are encouraged to make a donation

Visit Ohio’s Lovely Public Gardens

Have you ever regarded exterior the window currently and observed there are not any bees in your garden? This course of is done within the fall after which in the spring the gardener plants instantly into that composted materials. People who are not used to growing mangetout won’t bear in mind that you simply eat the entire pea, fresh from the garden or steamed or in a stir fry.

I’ve grown quite a couple of different sorts of tomatoes, one is yellow tomato which one among my colleagues gave me to grow, one other is beef tomato which I purchased from my favorite store Poundland (if anyone needs cheap however good plant seeds they promote them in Poundland), one other which is stripy orange tomato(Tiger Tomatoes) – this has lovely candy taste.

Gardening helps with stress as nicely because whenever you go in the garden and see these pretty crops and flowers you seem to be cheered up by them, it does to me. If you haven’t acquired the area for a garden, create a garden inside the home by having indoor pots of plants and flowers.

Soil quality – It’s best that you simply use soil that is not compacted, so that it’s loose enough for water to penetrate it. It’s actually important in your vegetation to have the ability to draw in moisture and nutrients from the soil ought to it be less dense (also allows for higher air publicity).

I found that I may utilize space by planting alongside a fence and I could also put up fences in the garden beds to develop tomatoes, pole beans, candy peas, cucumbers, melons, vining squash, and even small pumpkins this fashion.…

Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, And Landscaping

Dwelling Garden, You’ll actually benefit from the vegetables you develop yourself. Many shrubs, bushes, vines, and herbaceous vegetation must be trimmed or pruned. As I additionally consider in eating healthily, I prefer to develop my very own greens. Perennial gardens, a Japanese garden, Rhododendron dell, together with the many examples of bushes and shrubs, fill the 1,800 acres of the arboretum.

I have grown quite a couple of totally different sorts of tomatoes, one is yellow tomato which one in every of my colleagues gave me to develop, another is beef tomato which I bought from my favorite shop Poundland (if anyone desires low-cost but good plant seeds they sell them in Poundland), another which is stripy orange tomato(Tiger Tomatoes) – this has lovely candy taste.

Yellow, waxy leaves could counsel that a plant has been receiving too much water. I really like all of them Philippines vegetables especially the chayote and okra and lengthy beans too. We in all probability didn’t need to visit too many gardens as a result of my father had a stunning rose garden in our back yard.

3. Keep away from going into your garden when the soil and vegetation are wet. I like gardening. Now, in Genesis 2:9 Out of the bottom the Lord God caused to grow every tree that’s pleasing to the sight and good for food, the tree of Life, and the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

They really promote them for a living along with other greens like cabbages, beans, Chinese language Cabbage, peppers, carrots, strawberries and plenty of different natural greens. Some plants, whether flower or vegetable, grow lengthy and leggy and may flop over due the load of their blooms or fruits.…