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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...California's third-largest employer, with a staff of 195,000."I just thought it was important for a public university to plant the flag here for low-wage workers and a more livable wage," said Napolitano, who was President Barack Obama's...
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Dirt Girl: To hoop, or not to hoop

...pipes, but it does create a firmer structure if you create this cross-bar.As you can imagine, it is much easier to plant before the plastic is attached to the outside, so it's good to get that out of the way. Plastic ties or a clip designed...
Dirt Girl: Don't be a slug

...the layers of the stalks. Because I like leeks, I like to plant a barrier of them around those plants that are susceptible...around the plant. Be careful about which herb you choose to plant or you'll find your lettuce area has been taken over...
Tidal Vision finds market for sustainable ocean products

...of energy. Not only that, a number of studies showed it wouldn't be worth it to ship the raw materials from Alaska to plants for processing.Tidal Vision's new techniques involve processing shells on site using a single-step process that...
From greenhouse to ground, city crew is dedicated to beautifying Alaska's capital city

...plants from seed in February each year and tend the roughly 17,000 individual plants in the greenhouse until it's time to plant in mid-May. That's when residents and visitors see the crew planting the median of Egan Drive, filling the hanging...
Mom, daughter gardening side-by-side

...lipstick."It's a lot of work," she said.The two must have rubbed off on each other: Reeves was tilling the soil to plant vegetables."I've got beans and peas and potatoes planted in here, and I haven't planted that barrel yet," she...
What's in Bloom: Purple Bird

...spring ephemeral plant which means the entire plant goes dormant soon after flowering; this allows gardeners to plant it adjacent to plants which emerge and grow later in the season, such as hosta.? "What's in Bloom" is a regular feature that...
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...cup left out from last summer or the summer before rested on a stump. Hasselborg spent five years clearing two acres to plant a huge garden. Almost a century later, I couldn't distinguish the land he cleared from the surrounding forest. His...
Living & Growing: An overdue love letter

...has yet to be sent so this is long overdue!I love our community garden. It provides me with a wonderful opportunity to plant, nourish seedlings, and harvest food to bring home, eat, and to share with others. But more than that it gives me...
Division of Forestry harvests spruce cones for future reforestation

...road. Another 60,000 seedlings were sent to the Kenai Peninsula to be planted. To get the best results, it helps to plant seedlings in the most recently logged areas, DOF resource forester Kevin Meany said. The seedlings have a survival rate...


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