By Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post, June 6, 2014
“Finally, and behind schedule, what had been a forsaken vacant lot is starting to take shape as Urban Growers Community Farm, the city’s first urban garden.
“A 6-foot tall, 600-foot long black aluminum fence is going up around the farm at 1400 Henrietta Ave.
“The fence originally had encircled the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation Center; after the center moved in 2013 from 45th Street to Blue Heron Boulevard, the Palm Beach County Facilities Development and Operations Department donated the fence to the farm.
“And on May 27, a truck brought 13 cubic feet of soil and 240 cinder blocks, donated by the Urban League of Palm Beach County.
“The materials will go into six raised beds. When completed, each bed will be used by residents of the Coleman Park, Historic Northwest and Pleasant City neighborhoods who wish to grow their own fresh produce.”
“The Clean Power Plan has two main parts: state-specific goals to lower carbon pollution from power plants and guidelines to help the states develop their plans for meeting the goals.”
The EPA is hoping to build on programs already working.
“Existing programs also recognize the interconnected nature of the power sector – looking from “plant to plug” to find cost-effective and proven solutions. For example, 47 states have utilities that run demand-side energy efficiency programs, 38 states have renewable portfolio standards or goals, and 10 states have market-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs.”
Quotes from: EPA FACT SHEET: Clean Power Plan: FLEXIBLE APPROACH TO CUTTING CARBON
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