Thursday, April 12

Essential daily information at a glance.

1. Weather: Cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

2.DJ Knife reports being attacked by a gauntlet of tweens near on Monday night. (Hat tip to Universal Hub for pointing this out; also, warning their is some explicit language if you follow the links.)

3.Turning from senseless violence to reasoned nonviolence, there's a session where you can learn strategies to "educate the public about the economy and nonviolent direct action." "99 Percent Spring Training starts at 7 p.m. Friday at .

4.You probably know that most soil around homes in JP is contaminated with lead and can't be used for growing vegetables. But you can get around the problem by learning to build a raised bed. Find out how at 10 a.m. Saturday at a . $50.

5. There are less than 24 hours left in this week's contest. remains the leader, both in poll votes and ratings. Each of those counts 50 percent for determining the winner. Contest ends at 9 a.m. Friday.

Guy Pondside April 13, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I didn't know that most soil in JP is contaminated with lead - and I've been living here for 6+ years. Thankfully I limit my planting activities to dought-resistant flowers but I'd love to see this factoid exposed in further detail. Point is there are a lot of recent arrivals in our community and stuff like this needs to be brought to light.
wigeon April 13, 2012 at 09:01 PM
There are usually high levels of lead in the soil surrounding older homes that have been painted with lead paint. Busy urban areas also have higher levels of soil lead from auto-emissions. JP, unfortunately, has both of these conditions in spades. http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG2543.html


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