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Dec 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 21)

Home Orchard Society

URL:www.homeorchardsociety.org
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If growing fruit in your backyard is a passion of yours, the Home Orchard Society page is right up your alley, to sort of twist a metaphor. Subtitled Growing Good Fruit at Home, the site aims to be “the best source of information and knowledge, mixed in the context of like-minded friendships, to make fruit growing an enriching experience.” Towards this end, the site contains articles on fruit growing, a quarterly newsletter titled “Pome News”, and an amazingly active and informative forum with articles home gardeners will love. My favorites were Mystery Apple #76, Dwarf Fig Starts, and About Papaya. Posting questions/answers in the forums requires free registration, which is a reasonable compromise. If you’re interested in getting in on this informative set of discussions, I’d recommend registering in a minute. It could be the best thing you’ll do for your fruit crop.
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MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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