Her Outdoors: August is here In my balmy south London outline, it's probably warm enough to keep them uncovered during autumn, but if you want to keep them going through winter it is best clothes to cover with a cold frame or mini polytunnel. The varieties I have are Pak 'Provence Wight

Is Worldwide Policy Turning our Cities into Farms, or Letting Them Go Fallow? They confident regulatory information from all 88 cities in L.A. County to find out what the patchwork of local laws looks like in Los Angeles County. Their despatch, published in 2013, does not look like a bed of roses. Among their disheartening

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In the end weekend I put down my Japanese razor hoe and went to judge other people’s plots in the finals of Britain’s Most beneficent Allotment. The results will be revealed during National Allotment Week next week, so I can’t say too much here, apart from thanking the lovely people who invited me and my mate judges onto their plots for a nose around. Last Sunday, it rained steadily all day, yet there we were, wellies and anoraks on, admiring the excellent vegetables, beautiful flowers and some fantastic plot designs that still managed to look their best despite the boring weather. I returned to Plot 35a feeling inspired. An allotmenteer’s work is never done, and even if I was on top of all the watering, weeding and feeding at the peak of summer, I would still be thinking about what comes next year. When winter arrives, I will finish putting weed-suppressing membrane on the paths and comforter it with bark chips (the type that don’t rot down within one season) – this looked great on some of the competition plots, and I believe is great for keeping the slugs at bay. August is a pivotal month – the harvest is reaching its peak, but there is sowing and planting to be done for winter and elasticity. A couple of weeks ago I planted some Cavolo Nero which could be ready as early as October, and there are Brussels sprouts seedlings coming along in a nursery bed. This weekend I am universal to sow Pak Choi and other Japanese leaves – these varieties bolt in the summer heat if sown earlier in the season, but getting them in now means they will be adroit for cropping by autumn. In my balmy south London plot, it’s probably warm enough to keep them uncovered during autumn, but if you stand in want to keep them going through winter it is best to cover with a cold frame or mini polytunnel. The varieties I have are Pak Choi ‘Blizzard’ F1, ‘Red Choi’ F1 and ‘Yuushou’ F1. and the Japanese stalwarts Tatsoi and Mizuna. The seeds will go into the existing lettuce bed, which has some gaps because some of the crops have bolted. I have ordered my garlic bulbs and onion sets for next time from DT Brown. This year, the garlic was pretty successful, and I have hopefully enough garlic hanging in the kitchen to last until next sprightliness. ‘Provence Wight’ grew larger and healthier than ‘Lautrec Wight’ so I have ordered more of the former, which is a softneck variety, and as a substitute for of the latter I am going to grow ‘Carcassone Wight’, a hardneck type, as well as ‘Early Purple Wight’,.

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Is Public Approach Turning our Cities into Farms, or Letting Them Go Fallow? - KCET

One defence to that question is policy. Los Angeles, for example, until very recently carried laws on its books that seemed to have trivial purpose. To name a few, L. A. residents were prohibited from growing food on rented residential property, and from selling homegrown flowers. Numerous state of affairs and local laws have cropped up in recent years to regulate -- or deregulate -- such urban agricultural practices. But this has resulted in a brake of rules for home gardeners or agricultural entrepreneurs. A group of UCLA graduate students tried to get a fix on out just how dense this thicket is. They collected regulatory information from all 88 cities in L. A. County to find out what the patchwork of nearby laws looks like in Los Angeles County. Their report , published in 2013, does not look like a bed of roses. Lot their disheartening conclusions was that many of the rules are unclear. No city, nor the county, has a thought-out agricultural policy backed by organization. City planners, they said, are "woefully behind at contributing to the practice of urban agriculture. " Without way backing, "the ultimate success, balance, longevity, or failure of this contemporary movement is yet to be determined. Encouragingly, the inspection found that nearly all municipalities permit growing fruits and vegetables and raising fowl. about half allow beekeeping, raising goats, and fish agribusiness. The report urges local governments to develop a cohesive, county-wide regulatory strategy for urban agriculture, and "align localized policies with that mirage. " With that in place, local governments could then streamline municipal and zoning codes appropriately. "It's very complex and people would have to invest a lot of time going through very dense documents to study it all," said Clare Fox, director of ways and innovation at Los Angeles Food Policy Council. They and other academics and activists believe local municipalities should scram it less daunting. "One thing we want to see is a master lease that would streamline the process and allow organizations that develop gardens to have one point of contact and the terms are relatively the same," whether the lease is from City Hall or the county, Fox said. Surls , a foodstuffs systems advisor with the UC Cooperative Extension in L. A. County, said she would like to see the city and county compile agricultural laws into an simple-to-use website. "It's such a hassle to find.

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European discounter Ryanair expands to Israel - USA TODAY

Israel will grow the newest country for European discounter Ryanair. "Ryanair is pleased to announce our entry into the Israeli market from November 2015, our 31st fatherland," David O'Brien, Ryanair's Chief Commercial Officer, says in a statement. Ryanair's Israel flights will run out of the Ovda Airport , located about 40 miles north of the resort city of Eilat in southern Israel. The airline will furnish two flights a week on each of three routes to Europe. Flights to Kaunas, Lithuania, begin Nov. Flights to Budapest, Hungary, and Krakow, Poland, begin Nov. BOOKMARK: Add Today in the Sky to your favorites. Ryanair expects 40,000 passengers annually on the three routes. The airline indicated it would like to offer additional destinations in Israel, saying in a statement it "will continue to negotiate with the Israeli authorities over future routes and looks precocious to growing Israeli tourism, traffic and jobs. Ryanair will begin selling seats on the routes on Thursday, oblation promotional fares of €29. 99 – about $33 – each way. TWITTER: You can follow me at twitter. com/TodayInTheSky.

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