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Nan Fischer

Nan Fischer is the founder of the Taos NM Seed Exchange, a free community service for home gardeners to trade seed. She has been working with plants for 40 years as farmer, landscaper, home gardener, and nursery owner. She holds a degree in Plant Science from the University of New Hampshire, and shares her knowledge by teaching others how to grow their own food. She is a home and garden writer who takes time out for reading, hiking, gardening, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Recent Posts

Perennial Food Crops

Posted by Nan Fischer on August 20, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Every spring, you spend countless hours (not to mention many dollars) on improving your vegetable beds and planting them in anticipation of a bountiful harvest a few months down the road. What if...

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Gardening for Native Bees

Posted by Nan Fischer on August 13, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

The worldwide decline of pollinators has been in the news for several years. Pesticides, habitat loss, disease, parasites, and climate change are taking a toll on their population.

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11 Organic Gardening Tips for August

Posted by Nan Fischer on August 03, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

The heat is on! August brings those lazy, sultry days that make September such a treat. However, this is not the month to be idle! Shorter days mean plant growth is slowing, but their maturity and...

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Irrigation Systems for Your Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on July 30, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Plants, like humans, need water to survive. If you're a new gardener, upon planning your garden you need to figure out a way to irrigate it. You can water by hand if you don’t have a large garden,...

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The Basics of Composting

Posted by Nan Fischer on July 23, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

If you've read our blog post on organic gardening, you'd know that it is incredibly important to have healthy soil. When you have good soil, you have fewer pests and diseases, and larger yields....

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The Food Waste Problem & What You Can Do

Posted by Nan Fischer on July 04, 2017 under Organic News & Sustainability
If you’re reading this, you likely have a certain degree of awareness about food waste. Being the kind of person who clicks on an article titled: “The Food Waste Problem & What You Can Do”,...
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12 Organic Gardening Tips for July

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 30, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

You've started planting your organic garden, now what? For most of July, the focus in the garden is the 4 Ws - weeding, watering, watching for pests and diseases, and waiting for harvest. This...

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Organic Gardening with a Small Space

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 23, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing
 
Do you have the itch to garden but feel like you don't have the space? You don’t need a hundred acres (or even one!) to have a beautiful, fragrant, and productive organic garden. With a...
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The Basics of Organic Gardening

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 16, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Many people around the world are becoming aware of how their food is produced. They realize that pesticides have serious health and environmental price tags, and that GMOs are unhealthy and not...

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Harvest More With Vertical Gardening

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 09, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

There are many reasons to grow up in your garden. You may have a small garden space or only a balcony. There might be a blank or unattractive wall you’d like to cover. Perhaps you need some...

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