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Rent the Chicken: Fresh Eggs Without the Commitment

Posted on · A Houston affiliate of a service called Rent the Chicken seeks to make it easier for suburbanites to become backyard farmers. Ed and Diane Roberson, known in the Rent the Chicken world as “Homestead Ed and Diane” will rent you two or four egg-laying hens, a coop, chicken feed and the like for six months, with […]

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Sustainability Through Higher Ed, 4H, FFA, & FotoFest: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Posted on · A new report from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability examines disparities in education and income in Houston, and its impact on the city’s economic expansion. “Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas” looks at 24 social, economic, and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Houston “super-neighborhoods” and recommends major intervention to encourage more Houston […]

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New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

Posted on · Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas. We learn about the “sugarcane aphid” and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants. Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo Way, Professor of […]