Garden blooms for fair

first_imgThe plots at the center rent for $20 a year with rototilling provided for $5, and soil supplements and tools available on site. It is against the rules to enter someone else’s garden plot without his or her permission, and no fruits, vegetables or flowers may be picked from another person’s plot. The regular gardeners say it is maddening when they find an unauthorized visitor eating the fruits and vegetables they have worked so hard to grow. Azadouhie Babi of Van Nuys was working Saturday in her plot, where she grows eggplant, poppies, grapes, fava beans, tomatoes and other crops. “It’s organic. I prefer everything organic,” she said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun at the same time. People stop by and say they are amazed.” [email protected] (805) 583-7602 IF YOU GO: The Country Garden Fair is free and continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some of the gardeners grow food for animals at the Los Angeles Zoo; their area is known as the Gorilla Garden. “Animals love roses. It is one of the favorite foods of gorillas,” said Neal Mitchell of West Hollywood, who grows about two dozen varieties of roses near the Gorilla Garden in his own plot to create an English garden effect. He said the Sepulveda Garden Center offers food, beauty and a place to socialize. “It’s a supportive group of people who find gardening psychologically and spiritually inspiring,” he said. The Sepulveda Garden Center usually is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and one evening a week during the summer. It’s closed on holidays. ENCINO – With acres of flowers blooming just south of the Ventura Freeway, the Sepulveda Garden Center is expected to draw about 1,000 people this weekend to its Country Garden Fair, where visitors can buy plants and crafts, listen to music, visit an array of garden plots and see a bonsai show. The free family event is offered at the start of the summer growing season to provide information and inspiration to home gardeners in Los Angeles and help people get to know exactly what is offered at the San Fernando Valley center. “This is a great place. When you are driving by on the freeway, there is no awareness it is here,” said Jon Kopitzke, one of the visitors to the center Saturday with his wife Cheryl. The Sepulveda Garden Center opened in 1966 and includes about 16 acres with more than 400 garden plots – each about 10 feet by 20 feet – in which individuals can plant fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. last_img read more

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‘Everything is stacked against farmers’ – Mart manager says it’s time for change

first_imgRaphoe Mart Manager Anne Harkin says common sense must be brought back into farming in order to save the industry.As she celebrates 30 years of service to the Raphoe Mart, Ms Harkin has spoken out on the current state of farming and the need for change.Anne Harkin, Raphoe Livestock Mart Manager, with her colleagues as she celebrates 30 years working at the mart. Photo Clive Wasson“Farming has taken a twist. Everything is stacked against the farmer now. Unfortunately farming isn’t farming anymore, it’s book-keeping. The farmers can’t enjoy being on the land because it is so uniformed,” Anne told Donegal Daily. Anne Harkin joined the mart as a secretary on a cattle sale day in June 1989. For a person with no farming background, she has come a long way. She was appointed as manager in 2002. She was the only female manager in Donegal at the time, and one of just six in Ireland. It made no difference to anyone.“I get total respect from the farmers. Nobody has ever said to me: ‘Sure what would you know, you’re a woman’.”It’s not a glamorous job, she says, but it is a fulfilling job and Anne has seen many good friends come and go over the years. The system however, has changed dramatically.“I love interacting with everyone and seeing the same farmers every week,” she said. “But the good times are gone. It is a serious business and the men’s jaws are on the ground.”Anne says she sees local farmers suffering from the decline of rural Ireland.“Farmers are going to become a minority. I think people need to put more emphasis in retaining farming. Regulations have now outruled themselves.“I wish I had the answers. But rural ireland doesn’t matter to people in Dublin. That’s evident in the banks, the post offices and in farming.”Anne says she has huge respect for the farmers she works alongside and attributes the success of the mart to the supportive customers. “I couldn’t speak highly enough for farmers. They are working all hours to get a minimal return. The rules of this mart is you pay on the day. And I admire the farmers so much because they do this, but they don’t get wages, they have to wait on their return,” she said.Anne also credits her brilliant team – the 15 yard workers, the three office staff members and the canteen staff led by Valerie Wallace. Mary Rose Donnelly has been Anne’s right hand woman from the very start.In honour of her 30 year anniversary, Anne’s colleagues recently surprised her with a presentation and cake. “I couldn’t have taken this journey without the team,” she said.Ian Maxwell Raphoe Livestock Mart Chairman making a presentation to Anne Harkin, Mart Manager who has worked for 30 years in the mart and has been the manager since 2002. Photo Clive WassonIan Maxwell Raphoe Livestock Mart Chairman making a presentation to Anne Harkin, Mart Manager who has worked for 30 years. Also included are Charlie McMenamin, Mary Rose McMenamin and Alex Gourley, Auctioneer. Photo Clive WassonThings are much different from when she took over almost 20 years ago. She remembers the ‘darkest days’ of the foot and mouth outbreak and the other times when sales lasted all day and all night. “Some days you’d have started at 9 in the morning and you wouldn’t finish until 5 or 6 the next morning. Then you are up again for 9.“Computerisation has taken away a lot of that work. The value is on the cattle from the minute it goes into the ring. As well as that, the cattle and sheep numbers has decreased,” she said.Anne said that, without change, she believes the future of farming is under threat.“There doesn’t seem to be much of a living in it for them anymore. I know there are perceptions out there with regard to people in farming. People think that farmers are grand, but they need every penny they can get.“The world has to produce food, therefore the government has to look after the people that produce it,” she said.Anne said that a united front is needed to back the farmers of Ireland.“They need as much help as they can to get over this line. If the government sits back and lets the EU dictate all the time about what the farmer should be doing – common sense has to prevail,” she said.Anne said she is not a member of any farming representative groups, but would like to see them working together with one voice.She said: “All farming organisations should be united rather than disjointed – not one organisation looking out for the dairy farmer, the beef farmer and the sheep farmer. We are all looking for the same answers and the best outcome for the farmer.“Let’s all work together, I think a lot of good thinking together would prevail much better.”‘Everything is stacked against farmers’ – Mart manager says it’s time for change was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arcata volleyball closes strong, beats St. Bernard’s in four sets

first_imgEureka >> Even when the going got tough, it was never really out the Arcata volleyball team’s hands. The Tigers (11-2) walked out of Crusader Gymnasium with a four-set win at 25-12, 21-25, 25-6 and 25-12 over St. Bernard’s Academy (3-6) on a beautiful Tuesday night.“I was glad (the girls) were able to keep their composure after losing the second game because sometimes it can end up going downhill from there,” Arcata head coach Laurie Griffith said. “But, overall I was happy. Everyone got in …last_img

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Arellano, Ateneo score quick wins in PVL collegiate opener

first_imgMaddie Madayag and Jules Samonte also finished in double digits with 10 points each. Ateneo employed such great defense that of the eight Lady Heavy Bomber attackers that played only four managed to score. Shola Alvarez and Karen Montojo had nine points apiece to lead JRU. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments CONTRIBUTED PHOTOArellano University and Ateneo launched their title bids for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference with swift victories in the opening day of competition Saturday at Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup. The Lady Chiefs, the reigning NCAA champions, quickly dispatched of College of St. Benilde 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the first match of the conference. ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasioncenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Aces finally win, take down Beermen to end 14-game slide Captain Jovielyn Prado led Arellano with 14 points while Mary Anne Esguerra added 13. Regine Arocha and Necole Ebuen also gave ample support for the Lady Chiefs scoring nine apiece. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn the second game, the Lady Eagles swooped down on Jose Rizal University in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Bea De Leon had 14 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 11. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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World Cup final: Dhoni may pick Sreesanth in place of Nehra

first_imgPacer S Sreesanth may be brought into the Indian team in place of injured Ashish Nehra for the summit clash against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket final in Mumbai on Saturday.Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also issued a veiled warning to the Sri Lankans saying the home team has not played to its fullest potential and “there is plenty to come” and was prepared to take on veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.With swing bowler Ashish Nehra virtually ruled out of the grand finale due to a multiple finger fracture he suffered in the semifinal clash against Pakistan, Dhoni appeared to indicate his preference in the toss up between S Sreesanth and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.”Ashish is most likely ruled out he’s got multiple fracture on one of his fingers,” he said adding that the choice could be between Sreesanth and Ashwin.”If you see the Mumbai track there’s a bit of pace and bounce for the seamers initially and there is a bit of reverse swing going. The third seamer can have an impact on the game.An extra seamer means I am able to manoeuvre the bowlers,” the skipper said at the pre-match press conference,” Dhoni said.The skipper, who had surprised everyone by keeping Ashwin out of the Mohali encounter after his good performance in two matches, said “With a spinner, if you have three spinners along with a part-timer you don’t have room for manoeuvre. But whatever opportunity Ashwin has got, irrespective of where he has fared, he has done really well.advertisement”We have confidence in him but we are not clear about whether to go with three seamers or two seamers and one extra spinner,” he said.Sreesanth had not played after the tournament opener on February 19 against Bangladesh at Mirpur, and asked how he can slip into his groove after such a lengthy absence from the middle, Dhoni said it can be done if one looked at tomorrow’s final as just another game.”Don’t look at it as the final but as another game. Sree has done well for us most of the games he has played, he has done well. He’s one character who can definitely swing the ball and get you early wickets. Choosing one individual over other is difficult but let’s hope whoever gets chosen will perform at his best,” he said.”Unfortunately, we have not been able to give him more chances to play. Even in the first game, he played I thought he did not bowl badly. After that we gave chances to other individuals which I think were needed at that point of time.It’s more about who suits the condition more. Let’s hope whoever plays just performs,” said Dhoni.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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New TCI Corporate Black Card has 11 companies giving savings

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 25, 2017 – Providenciales – The Young Corporate Alliance is breaking ground in the Turks and Caicos and is expanding its support to younger business professionals and business owners between 18 and 40 with a BlackCard offer for significant savings and discounts among key companies which are signed onto the program.The Corporate Black Card was unveiled yesterday and executives of YCA, which was established in 2015 say, eleven companies are on board.   Up to 75% discount for some services from law firms in the program and those include TWA MarcelinWolf, StanbrookLaw and Savory&Co; there are marketing and media companies like OutsideoftheBox Marketing, CayaHicoMedia, Island Printing and RogerHarvey&Co.    Business services and supplies firms are on board like Business Solutions, Digicel, NW Hamilton and HLB.The Corporate Black Card of the YCA is for its Platinum membership tier only and President Dominic Rolle led a team which also explained that applying can happen at their website, the card is valid for one year and an Executive Board is established to oversee compliance related to the card.  The card is black and prominently features the YCA logo and the title Black Corporate Card in an elegantly sophisticated design.   The launch was called a pioneering positive step for the Turks and Caicos economy.#MagneticMediaNews#YoungCorporateAlliance#YCABlackCard Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #YCABlackCard, #youngcorporatealliance Young Business Leaders Travel to the Netherlands For Providenciales Incubatorlast_img read more

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