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A Guide to Foraging Wild Edibles

Posted by Nan Fischer on September 15, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Before nomadic peoples settled down and became farmers, they foraged their food. They were aptly called hunter-gatherers. After 12,000 years of deliberately planting crops, foraging or gathering...

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How to Start a Community Organic Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on September 08, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Community gardens are sprouting up around the world! As more and more people want healthy food, they are finding ways to grow their own. If they live in the city or have no knowledge of how to...

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10 Organic Gardening Tips for September

Posted by Nan Fischer on September 01, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

September begins the real wind-down of the garden season. There is still much to do, but it’s also time to slow down, take stock of how the year went, and start thinking about next year!

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The Difference Between Heirloom, Open Pollinated, and Hybrid Organic Seeds

Posted by Nan Fischer on August 27, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

It can be overwhelming when you are planning your garden. There are many decisions to make, and the choices seem endless. When you are buying organic seeds and plants, you need to decide if you...

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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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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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