Industry Leaders Set to Present at Indoor Agriculture Conference May 14-15, 2014


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Las Vegas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

The second annual Indoor Agriculture Conference, May 14 15, 2014, not only highlights some of the industrys top technological advances, it also offers attendees access to its top professionals. Speaking on subjects ranging from window farming to food security and lighting systems, the Indoor Agriculture Conference features two full days of education on controlled environment technologies, aero/hydro/aquaponic best practices and business models, automated nutrient systems, future trends, and financing options at the renowned Las Vegas Springs Preserve Desert Living Center.

Michael DiGiglio, president & CEO of Village Farms, takes the stage as part of a Farming Panel on the first day of the Conference, May 14 at 8:45 a.m. Village Farms is a leading vegetable greenhouse producer and supplier in North America, boasting $ 130 million in annual revenues. Village Farms produce is sold throughout the United States, Canada and select areas in Mexico. The 26-year-old company currently operates more than 262 acres and markets an additional 120 acres of greenhouse.

The first keynote speaker is Paul Lightfoot, whose company Bright Farms was recently named among The Worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. Bright Farms works with large grocers to hydroponically grow lettuce, tomatoes and herbs on site or nearby, cutting transportation costs, increasing produce shelf life, and reducing waste. The Company recently raised more than $ 4 million from venture capitalists to expand its greenhouse operations into new cities.

Other featured speakers include Britta Riley, founder of WindowFarms, venture capitalist Joe Hudson of One Earth Capital and Paul Grey of Illumitex.

Britta Riley is the founder of, a revolutionary platform for urban-dwellers who want to grow produce at home. The company makes vertical hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows that was designed in conjunction with an online citizen platform consisting of more than 40,000 window farmers from around the globe. was named one of the top 100 businesses to watch in 2010 by Entrepreneur and Riley has also hosted a widely-viewed Ted Talk on growing a garden in her apartment.

Joe Hudson is a Principal at One Earth Capital, a Bay Area-based boutique venture capital firm whose investments include biopesticide firm Marrone BioSciences, which had a successful initial public offering in 2013. He has more than 20 years of corporate experience in financial services, sustainable agriculture and environmental industries.

Illumitexs Paul Gray is featured on the Day 2 Lighting Panel, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Founded in Austin, Texas in 2005, Illumitex is an industry-leading manufacturer of precision LEDs and LED lighting fixtures. The company provides lighting solutions for the horticulture industry, including grow lights for large growers, indoor gardens, vertical farms, greenhouses, grow containers and green walls. Its LED light technology delivers custom-spectra photons directly and uniformly to plants, allowing growers to produce plants in less time with less energy.

Co-hosted by Newbean Capital and the Black Emerald Group, and sponsored by Hort Americas, Illumitex and Johnny Seeds, the Indoor Agriculture Conference highlights the accelerating greenhouse, container and vertical farming trend that is sweeping urban centers and inclement environments around the world.

Conference registration is now open. In addition, limited vendor space and several sponsorship opportunities are still available at

For the most up-to-date information on the 2014 Indoor Agriculture Conference, visit

About the Black Emerald Group

Founded in 1994, The Black Emerald Group is a leader in developing specialized financing solutions within the sustainable agriculture, waste management/recycling and renewable energy sectors, and has been involved in more than 50 transactions over the past twenty years. For more information on Black Emerald visit

About Newbean Capital

Newbean Capital is an investment consulting firm, with a specific interest in agriculture. Its Las Vegas events include a TEDxManhattan Viewing Party and the second Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference.

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Concierge Realty Helps Travelers Say Aloha Hawaii


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(PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Any time is a great time for a Hawaiian getaway, but a wave of new offerings for 2015 make this the year to visit the Aloha State.

The National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, for example, premieres an 800-foot self-guided tour this year that tells the story of Earth’s 450 million years through plant life. Coral Crater Adventure Park opens in Oahu with family-friendly zip lines and off-roading excursions. For its 125th anniversary, Honolulu’s Bishop Museum debuts an exhibit exploring Hawaiian history through photos and interactive activities.

Travelers can find excellent value during the summer in Hawaii, says Michelle Donato, founder and owner, Concierge Realty. Fun in the sun here can mean admiring natural wonders, surfing, hiking old train tracks atop a mountain and more. Go parasailing or snorkeling. Take an aerial tour or a submarine excursion for a firsthand look at Hawaiis incredible ocean life. Or, simply kick back on a gorgeous beach and watch the palm trees sway in the breeze.

Concierge Realty has helped thousands of people find vacation homes and villas in Hawaii and other top destinations throughout the Caribbean, United States and Mexico. The company has a portfolio of upscale and luxury properties by many of the biggest names in hospitality, including Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Ritz Carlton, Disney and more. Perfect for year-round travel, the resorts are located in top outdoor recreation destinations, (Aspen, Park City, Lake Tahoe); beach retreats (Hawaii, Aruba, Riviera Maya); family destinations (Orlando, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach); and many more.

Vacation In Paradise

Concierge Realtys vacation homes feel just like home. In each of the resorts below, elegant villas feature fully equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, Wi-Fi and private balconies or patios. Family members can spread out and enjoy all the comforts of home surrounded by the luxuries of a vacation in paradise.

Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Maui This oceanfront resort is set on 26 lush acres along a pristine expanse of Ka’anapali Beach, one of Hawaiis Top 10 Beaches, according to the Travel Channel. Richly appointed villas serve up striking Pacific Ocean views. Grownups relax by sparkling, lagoon-style pools, while children stay busy learning about Hawaiian culture and doing fun activities at the Discovery Center and pirate ship pool. There are gourmet restaurants and a state-of-the-art fitness center. At the resorts beach, guests choose from SCUBA, snorkeling, kayaking and surfing. After an action-packed day, they can rejuvenate at the resorts full-service spa, which blends Asian influences, western comforts and Hawaiis natural beauty.

Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu On Oahus charming western shore, this family-friendly beach resort is located in the 642-acre gated community of Ko Olina Resort. Set on a private lagoon amidst lush tropical gardens, Ko Olina Beach Club is a tranquil oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu. Villas have spectacular ocean or mountain views. Onsite dining options include a casual, oceanfront Bar & Grill and one of Ko Olinass top fish and steak restaurants. Guests luxuriate at the Spa by the Sea at Ko Olina. For activities, there is snorkeling, surfing and kayaking along the beach and exploring the tropical terrain on a bicycle or on horseback. Little ones delight at the childrens outdoor pool and play area, activity center and game room.

Waiohai Beach Club, Kauai Stretched along award-winning Poipu Beach, this resort reflects the natural beauty of Hawaii’s Garden Isle. Villas come with stunning ocean or island views. At the onsite Pool Bar & Grill, guests enjoy Hawaiian-inspired fare, while gazing out at Poipu Beach, a Travel Channel pick for America’s Best Beach. This luxurious resort also has a spa, three outdoor pools and a childrens pool, a fitness center, game room and beachfront watersports. Surrounding it all is an oasis of lush rainforests, aquamarine waters and countless opportunities to explore the island’s rich natural beauty, quaint shops and superb restaurants.

Hot Destinations

These resorts are located in Hawaiis top destinations.

Maui Also referred to as the Magic Isle, Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical rain forests and natural wonders like the worlds largest dormant volcano (Haleakala). The Magic Isle draws adventure enthusiasts, animal lovers, foodies and culture buffs.

Famous restaurants and art galleries line the streets of the historic whaling town of Lahaina. Culinary travelers savor Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which pairs fresh island fruits, vegetables and seafood with international flavors for dishes that enjoy national acclaim. Adventure lovers find plenty to do. From whale watching to sport fishing to diving and beyond, Maui has boundless opportunities for adventure. Book a cave adventure package to explore the historic caves in Hana, or head out from Lahaina on a rafting adventure of whale watching off the coast.

Kauai Also called the Garden Isle, Kauais lush landscapes have provided the tropical backdrop for such blockbuster films as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park. This natural wonderland is home to one of the wettest places on Earth (Mount Waialeale) and the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” (Waimea Canyon). It also has the distinction of having one of the world’s best beaches Poipu, a series of pristine crescents bordering clear turquoise waters. Grownups and older kids head closer to Poipus rocky outcroppings to catch the waves, while little ones splash and swim in the calmer waters of the crescents’ middle reaches.

Oahu Known as the Gathering Place, Oahu draws travelers worldwide. Hawaiis diverse culture is evident in the island’s cuisine, entertainment and arts. Learn to surf while watching for dolphins, turtles and whales at sea. For tranquility, catch a sunrise from Kailua Beach to get an eye-popping panoramic view. Paradise Cove offers luaus for a journey back in time. String a lei and learn how to throw a spear. After a feast, sit back and enjoy entertainment showcasing the hulas progression through the decades. For more history and culture, visit Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States and former home of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, who ruled in the late 1890s.

About Concierge Realty

Concierge Realty has a combined 30 years of vacation rental experience. Founded by Michelle Donato in 2011, the company offers comprehensive timeshare resale, rental and travel services to a wide variety of consumers and industry clients. Based in Orlando, Fla., the timeshare capital of the world, Concierge Realty boasts an outstanding track record with the Better Business Bureau. It also is affiliated with and accredited by leading industry associations, including the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, visit

The Espoma Company Debuts Safe Paws at the Philadelphia Flower Show


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MILLVILLE, NJ (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

Dog owners with their pets in tow are invited to learn about a new outdoor pet safety initiative this Friday, March 6. Owners and companions are invited to visit the Espoma Safe Paws display at the first-ever Philadelphia Flower Show Fido Friday.

The Espoma Company, pioneer in natural gardening solutions since 1929, is launching Safe Paws at Yappy Hour from 6 to 9p.m.

The Safe Paws campaign aims to equip responsible pet owners with tips to keep pets safe outdoors by avoiding the dangers of common lawn hazards.

Were taking the lead to help pet owners learn how to have a safe outdoor environment for their pets, says Jeremy Brunner, vice president of Espoma.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates some 90 million pounds of pesticides are applied to lawns each year. Its common to see flags and signs warning people to keep pets and children off lawns where chemical fertilizers and pesticides have been applied by landscaping and lawn maintenance companies. When homeowners apply these chemicals on their own, they typically wont post any flags, warning neighbors and other dogs walking nearby.

Lawn chemicals are potentially harmful to both cats and dogs that run and play in yards, neighborhoods and parks, and may be a contributing factor in the increase of Cancer in pets. According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, an alarming one out of every three dogs is diagnosed with cancer.

Brunner recommends switching to organic, pet-safe lawn foods, like the Espoma Organic annual feeding program, to grow lush, green grass. Organic lawn food keeps paws clean from harmful lawn chemicals that can easily be ingested or tracked into homes.

Fido Friday, sponsored in partnership with Subaru and the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), includes a canine fashion show, red carpet walk and on-site adoptions. For the first time ever, dogs will be allowed in the Grand Hall of The Philadelphia Flower Show and on the show floor. All dogs in attendance must be leashed, tagged and properly vaccinated.

The Philadelphia Flower Show held at the Philadelphia Convention Center opens Saturday, February 28 and closes March 8. Visit the Espoma exhibit in Show Floor Hall B Front.

Other Espoma Organic Safe Paws educational events will be held at Independent Garden Centers in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas this spring. For more information or to download the Safe Paws Guide Book, visit

About the Espoma Company

The Espoma Company is a fourth generation, family-owned business that has been the pioneer in organic gardening since 1929. Espoma products work in harmony with nature to grow beautiful lawns & gardens, preserve natural resources, and make a greener world for future generations. Espoma offers a complete selection of natural plant foods, lawn foods, control products, and potting mixes that are available nationwide. For additional information, visit or find them on Facebook.

About the Philadelphia Flower Show:

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest flower show in the world, inspires a quarter-million visitors each year with the best in floral and landscape designs. Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the year-round programs of PHS. PHS initiatives include the PHS City Harvest program, which creates green jobs and supports a network of community gardens that raise fresh produce for more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season. For additional information visit

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National Association of Professional Women Inducts LaKeisha Melton, Business Process Lead at Cameron International, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle


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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors LaKeisha D. Melton as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nations leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

Im pleased to present LaKeisha with this prestigious honor, said NAPW President Star Jones. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

Ms. Melton, business process lead at Cameron International, is the project execution systems transform liaison between the IT department and the business divisions for risk management, document control, planning and scheduling, cost control and project management systems. The global company is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to oil, gas and process industries.

In her role, Ms. Melton is responsible for ongoing quality assurance of all business and application processes for new systems, current system enhancements and system upgrades. She is a key decision-maker when it comes to selecting new systems for the global company. I also develop business requirements documentation, business process documentation, business analysis, testing documentation, training, etc., throughout the project life cycle, said Ms. Melton.

In addition to her position at Cameron International, Ms. Melton uses her skills as an entrepreneur to share her knowledge and mentor others. She is the owner of Elevating Strengths, where she combines her technology skills with her creative abilities to provide clients with arts, media and technology custom products and services.

“I would love to continue to expand my business and build an enrichment center for people of all ages to explore their talents, knowledge and desires in these areas, said Ms. Melton, who is also a Mary Kay consultant. Life experiences are meant to be shared so that you can motivate, encourage and assist others.

About NAPW

NAPWs mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

LocalGrow to Make First Public Appearance at Sunday Streets


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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

LocalGrow, a San Francisco-based organization, seeks to mobilize the local food movement by making gardening and farming more mainstream, accessible and informative for the community. Senator Mark Leno will show his support for LocalGrow as the startup launches its latest tool, MyGarden, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Sunday Streets in The Mission District of San Francisco. Leno will be planting the inaugural seeds in LocalGrows planter box, presenting LocalGrow with a state of proclamation at noon PST.

We want to be a resource that provides education and knowledge to those interested and eager to learn about local food, Peter Zabelin, the founder of LocalGrow said. After all, everybody should garden on his or her own and provide for themselves to some degree. LocalGrow is the tool by which you provide for yourself.

LocalGrows social networking space and latest feature, MyGarden, serves as an interactive idea exchange for home gardeners to easily share updates on gardening tips and news. Through MyGarden, users create a profile and design a virtual garden that mirrors their actual garden space. This allows professional farmers to connect directly with their consumers in an innovative way. Users can then upload photos, follow other MyGarden users based on location or produce type and access gardening information about any particular plant.

As an official sponsor of the 50th Sunday Streets celebration, LocalGrow will have a booth at the Aug. 24 event in the citys Mission District. There will be demonstrations of the MyGarden tool and general information introducing the community to the benefits of gardening and how it aids in San Franciscos sustainable food movement. LocalGrow will also feature a fun gardening activity coinciding with Sunday Streets mission of encouraging recreation, community engagement and fun in San Francisco, with the help of Senator Leno.

To learn more about LocalGrow and the MyGarden platform, visit LocalGrow home page or follow LocalGrow on Twitter.

About LocalGrow

LocalGrow is an independent organization dedicated to creating more agriculturally informed communities around the world. Founded in 2008, LocalGrows mission is to connect people, through gardening knowledge, to enrich lives. LocalGrow launched its first program, WikiGrow, in April of 2012. WikiGrow provides an easy-to-understand outline of gardening information to guide local gardeners of all skill levels through the process of cultivating a successful harvest. LocalGrow is headquartered in San Francisco.

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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Tanisha Hodge, President of Women Networking Together, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle


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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2015

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Tanisha Hodge as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nations leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

Im pleased to honor Tanisha with this distinction, said NAPW President Star Jones. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

Self-motivated, results-oriented and driven to succeed, Ms. Hodge is a seasoned professional who constantly sets her career goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence.

As President of Women Networking Together, Ms. Hodge specializes in resources and services that help women network with one another. Her extensive experience shows through with valuable skills and areas of expertise that include coaching, mentoring, management and empowerment.

What sets Ms. Hodge apart as an effective and inspired president is the outstanding depth of knowledge and creativity she brings to her company, which crafts unique opportunities for women. Her dedication to her professional life is reflected in her passion for charitable organizations such as Women in Distress, which helps victims of domestic abuse with services such as emergency hotlines, therapy, child services and emergency shelters.

About NAPW

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Lower Merion Police Reports: Arrests made in long-term Ardmore drug
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'Joyous Junque' sale begins Saturday
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Search for family of soldier buried at village church
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Flower Garden – A Little Herb Pot


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Sustainability in Crookston: Garden gets some Parks & Rec money


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Clucks in the yard
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New community garden blooms in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS — A few weeks ago dead grass and litter filled the empty lot behind the Cushman Street fire station. As of Sunday afternoon 13 raised garden beds are blooming in the yard, decorated by colorful signs proclaiming the new “Stone Soup garden.”.
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