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Seattle Plans to Erect Miles of Razor-Topped Fencing To Prevent Homeless From Camping

By Claire Bernish, The Mind Unleashed

Seattle, the city with the dubious distinction of the nation’s third largest population of homeless people, plans to fight that fire of a crisis with gasoline, allotting more than $1.1 million — not toward services, shelters, and programs to help people find shelter — but to erect miles of razor-topped fencing to block underpasses, highway access, and other areas commonly used as transitory encampments. Continue reading Seattle Plans to Erect Miles of Razor-Topped Fencing To Prevent Homeless From Camping

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Seattle, Olympia to be Sprayed With Bacteria Used For GMO Genetics (Bt): to Treat Moths

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Credit: heartlandbeat.com

By Cassius Kamarampi, Era of Wisdom

(Era of Wisdom) Today is the beginning of a pesticide-bacteria spraying program in Western Washington, authorized by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The stated purpose is to kill Asian and European gypsy moths.

Here is a map of the areas being sprayed. Continue reading Seattle, Olympia to be Sprayed With Bacteria Used For GMO Genetics (Bt): to Treat Moths

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

Forget meadows. The city’s new park will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.

By Clare Leschin-Hoar   February 21, 2012

Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest. Continue reading It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest