IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orange County Produce and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, continues its ‘Parks without Borders’ program by offering fresh food to Orange County’s local food banks and soup kitchens. On most weekends, a group of volunteers are invited to harvest all they can to prepare and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to those they serve. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.
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BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three informational events across the state with the cannabis industry’s best and brightest will be hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum (MCKF) in association with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis on Sept. 28-29 in Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., June 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alegria Fresh announced today it has partnered with Orange County Produce, LLC, to offer a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested summer vegetable box. Delivering on its promise to offer the freshest produce available, Alegria’s vegetable box is delivered within 24 hours of harvest and can be customized to suit individual tastes.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced its offering of hydroponic vertical gardens for use at home. The beautiful stackable garden systems make it easy to grow delicious, nutritious, non-toxic food at home using limited space and reducing use of natural resources.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Garden Supply, Inc., to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout the Western United States.
TUSTIN, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two Orange County leaders in sustainability, Alegria Fresh and Bluewater Grill, are teaming up to host a natural, healing foods celebration consisting entirely of ingredients grown or harvested locally with the least environmental impact possible.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yolande Smith, a holistic healer, natural foods chef and nutrition expert has joined the Alegria Fresh team. Smith’s focus is to show people how to rid themselves of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease by better understanding how food can heal and assist those who wish to feel better and have more energy by developing healthier eating habits.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday December 9, Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh, will speak at Foodprint LA as an expert panelist about innovative ideas for the future of food production within dense urban environments.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the arrival of the holiday season, Alegria Fresh announces ‘healthy greens’ gift giving. This year, instead of giving the latest technology, entertainment or fashion goods, Alegria Fresh makes it possible to give vitality and longevity with its new one-month gift subscription. Enjoying a produce bouquet full of nutrient-rich greens and herbs will go along way to battling the calories and damage done from eating high-fat holiday treats.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘This food will keep you alive and vital, and I am living proof,’ says Francis Lingel, a 90-year young veteran who has joined Alegria Farm’s team to assist with farm tours. ‘Fresh greens are the secret to longevity,’ he adds.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Swedish delegation of Sustainable Teachers toured Alegria Farm to learn about its new high efficiency farming process and find out about the disease fighting food being grown and delivered by Alegria Fresh.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Huntington Beach Sister City Association and its delegation of 25 adults from sister city Anjo, Japan, toured Alegria Farm on Sunday October 7, it was announced by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh. Learning about Alegria’s innovative new farming method that employs the Verti-Gro(R) System provided the delegation with nutrition-rich knowledge to bring back to Japan.
MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The unique organic farm located on the grounds of ArteQuesta’s Museum of Fine Art will provide fresh produce to 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic in Bayview Hunters Point, it was announced today by Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alegria Fresh has joined leading local restaurateur Carlos Olamendi in a groundbreaking new partnership to feature Alegria Farm’s same-day harvested salad greens at Olamendi’s Express in Mission Viejo, it was announced today by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Farm.
DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tidal School Vineyards has set its seventh annual ‘A Walk in the Clouds’ harvest and festival for Saturday, September 8. This annual celebration of grape growing, winemaking, music, food, and fun includes picking grapes, stomping grapes, live music, and a wine brunch. But most important, the grapes begin their journey to become the Tidal School Winery’s estate grown wines.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local entrepreneur Erik Cutter has bought the farm – literally. EnviroIngenuity today announced the phase one completion of Alegria Farm, Orange County’s first hydroponic vertical farm. Engaged in the promotion of sustainable technologies, EnviroIngenuity has brought a new farming system to the west coast.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EnviroIngenuity’s Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced the completion of Laguna Beach’s first solar-powered, hydroponic vertical farm. It is located on the private Bluebird Canyon Family Farm property, the first urban organic farm in Laguna Beach with a view of the Pacific.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EnviroIngenuity’s Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity’s urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro(R) system, featured at the Epcot(R) theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.
DEARING, Ga., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What could be more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with your kids in the dirt? With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, May 13, now is a great time to create a beautiful blooming gift for mom, suggests Gardener’s Confidence Collection. With a little quick and easy research, dad and the kids can plant a decorative container of repeat blooming plants to provide a unique gift and long-lasting flowers for her enjoyment.
MIAMI, Fla., April 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southeast Computer Solutions (southeastcomputers.com) announced today that it has sold its first Sage ERP X3 software solution to Miami-based Gems Group.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today added two health experts to its urban hydroponic vertical farming division. Dr. Dave Williams and Dr. Steven Dreyer join EnviroIngenuity.
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), a national wholesale mortgage lender operating in 47 states, announced the addition of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loans to enhance its existing government platform of FHA and VA loan programs. UWM is currently recognized throughout the broker community as a top government lender and one of the largest-producing wholesale lenders in the country.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When a local Hillcrest resident asked EcoHouse to remodel his 60 foot sunroom, architect and custom home builder Rodney Collins suggested donating the glassed room to local educational gardens. Not only will the material be reused, but the local food system movement will benefit by better educating our school children and producing good food for the schools and the local farmers markets.
TEMECULA, Calif., March 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Temecula Valley Strawberry Farms, Southern California’s first commercial hydroponic urban vertical farm, partners with EnviroIngenuity to promote new production techniques. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the public will experience the future of farming at the grand opening of Temecula Valley Strawberry Farms, Southern California’s first hydroponic vertical strawberry farm.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS), LLC, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Agency has awarded a multi-year contract to provide application development, maintenance and support for the agency national financial systems.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Verti-Gro(R) to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout Southern California. Verti-Gro, Inc. designs and manufactures cost-effective, high density hydroponic growing systems. It offers stacked towers to suit large-scale commercial production needs which can be downsized for residential use and Community Supported Agriculture.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnviroIngenuity today announced its vertical farming division, which is developing vertical farming processes in Southern California to enable individuals and communities to grow their own food in urban areas.
DENVER, Colo. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) today announced formation of a strategic business relationship with BioJet International. CERT is comprised of 57 sovereign Indian tribes as members. CERT members collectively own and manage more than 30 percent of the coal west of the Mississippi; 40 percent of domestic uranium; and 10 percent of known national oil and gas reserves in the United States.
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirit of the holidays, Tre Olive is donating $5.00 for each olive tree adoption order it receives from December 1 through December 25 to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF). The donations will be used to support FTPF’s work to plant fruit trees in low-income communities around the world.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the dairy producer leaders of the United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) and its two branches – the Idaho Dairy Products Commission and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association – agreed to establish a scholarship program this year, they intended to award $1,500 scholarships to seven deserving students of Idaho dairy farm families.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Energy Cooperative, a member-owned nonprofit, announced today the delivery of their 10 millionth gallon of biodiesel blended fuel. The delivery went to Krapf Bus Companies, a local private bus contractor for school districts. These 10 million gallons of biodiesel blends have resulted in the use of nearly 1.5 million gallons of domestically-produced fuel and significant emission reductions for many regulated pollutants.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee’s Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).
MEXICO, Mo., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, whose job-creation strategy has focused on investing in science, technology and innovation, and encouraging and incentivizing entrepreneurship, selected Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center on Friday, as the site to discuss the importance of the Missouri House passing the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) as part of the Made in Missouri Jobs Package.
BARBADOS and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BioJet International Ltd. announced that it joins the worldwide Aviation Industry celebrating approval of bio-derived jet fuel for commercial use (ASTM International revised D7566). Concurrent with this approval, and to aid in development of the bio-aviation market, BioJet is releasing One Billion Gallons of Renewable Jet Fuel to long-term contracts.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bennett Valley AVA — For the second year in a row Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan have earned the right to take home the highly coveted barrel trophy and ‘Coat du Rhone’ blazer in the 2011 Syrah Shoot-Out at the Hospice du Rhone celebration held in Paso Robles, California.
BARBADOS and MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger today. Abundant will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BioJet. Abundant and its affiliates (Abundant Habitats and Abundant Harvests) will continue to operate under the Abundant name and corporate identity.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 5, 2011, nearly 600 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s Third Annual World Affairs Challenge, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.
DES MOINES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boesen the Florist, central Iowa’s floral authority since 1923, has taken Valentines gift of giving to a whole new level. The ability to send the joy and beauty of flowers is now possible with just a touch of your finger! With Boesen’s new Floral App, whether at home, work or en-route to an event, you can log in and send flowers to those you care about most. All from your Android-powered mobile device.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BioJet International Ltd. announced today that it has received a US $1.2 Billion funding facility from Cayman based Equity Partners Fund SPC. The funding structure is a 3 year facility; further terms of the funding were not disclosed.
DEXTER, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solution Recovery Services (SRS) announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement with Corn LP to supply their COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) at Corn LP’s 55 million gallon ethanol plant in Goldfield, Iowa.
AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Extended online tests of a newly developed instrument grading system for pork carcasses demonstrate its ability to differentiate pork loins relative to marbling levels. Researchers have long shown that marbling in the pork loin adds significantly to juiciness and flavor of chops.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new home-farming trend sweeping North America is seeing chicken coops and small flocks of chickens appearing in suburban backyards. In support of this home-grown movement, Handcrafted Chicken Coops is offering affordable, portable chicken coops to backyard and urban chicken farmers.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Henry Oliver Ford has just completed the initial phase of the Ghana Sugar Project. Mr. Ford is the managing director for World Food, the firm that is owner of the project. Henry Oliver is overseeing this massive one-hundred and twenty thousand acre sugar farm and refinery.
MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Henry Oliver Ford of WFAO is on a mission. Submerged in poverty, millions of African farmers and their families are victims of food insecurity. Today, subsistence farming is the lot of millions of Africans. The farmers in Ghana Africa need access to improved technologies in order to meet their food needs, increase their crop yields, and hopefully, sell to local, regional, and even international markets.
OREGON CITY, Ore., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year, Oregon Floral Farms celebrates its tenth year of supplying custom and creatively hand-tied organic floral bouquets to customers throughout the region. And, as they continue to grow flowers, so does their business grow. While their hand-tied organic floral bouquets have received much attention over the past 10 years, they have evolved into a supplier of conventional/mainstream and hand-tied bouquets as well.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a hard-earned U.S. Department of Agriculture signoff now in hand, Trees With Meaning Inc. becomes one of the first companies in the U.S. approved to bring living olive trees from Israel to the North American market. For owners-and brothers-Bruno and Jerome Schneider, building the company was an intricate business challenge requiring four years of negotiations, planning and inspired persistence.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Flax Council of Canada announced that a panel of experts determined in January 2009 that whole and milled flax seed be given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. Expected within six months is a letter of ‘no objection,’ finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gaining this status expands opportunities for flax use by food manufacturers worldwide.
SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse gases.
AMES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype system to measure the amount of intramuscular fat, commonly called marbling, in the pork loin of carcasses in the packing plant.
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Haywood County tomatoes are now traveling worldwide, thanks to a short web-based video recently produced by the Buy Haywood Market Development Project. While the Buy Haywood project often draws parallels with other place-based promotional efforts, like Vidalia Onions, this new marketing effort has more in common with the California Raisin ads. (VIDEO)