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How to Start Companion Planting

Posted by Nan Fischer on June 05, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Certain plants thrive when planted in combination with others in the garden. They boost growth, repel pests, and improve flavor for each other. Aside from the benefits to your plants, companion...

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A Complete Guide To Composting

Unless you have the greenest of thumbs, chances are that your composting knowledge is pretty elementary. I remember growing up with a compost bin under the sink. At the time, I thought that the...

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How to Plant a Container Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on May 19, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

There are many uses for container gardening. Your outdoor living area might be a small balcony. Maybe you have a yard and a garden, but want to decorate your patio with plants or keep an herb...

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How to Plant a Three Sisters Garden

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

Thousands of years ago, corn, beans, and squash grew together in the wild in Mesoamerica, near today’s Oaxaca, Mexico. They had a symbiotic relationship with each plant benefitting the others. As...

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Flowers and Sustainability for Mother's Day

 Picture a beautiful bountiful bouquet of roses and the smile it brings to your mom’s gorgeous face. Nice, right? You did good.

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How to Grow an Organic Cut Flower Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on May 05, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

I love flowers. I can’t get enough of them in my life. But to have constant bouquets in the house, I’d have to demolish the beauty of my flower beds. The only answer is a separate bed, or beds,...

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12 Month Guide to Organic Gardening

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

Any long-time organic gardener knows that organic gardening is not just a summer activity! There are many chores and tasks to stay on top of a healthy, organic garden all year round. One benefit...

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Help Save Pollinators: Plant an Organic Butterfly Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on April 28, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Plants provide food, medicine, and fiber for humans and wildlife. About 85% of plants need to be pollinated in order to make seed to reproduce. Pollinators, which include native bees, honey bees,...

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How Gardening Can Improve Your Health

Posted by Desiree Nielsen RD on April 20, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing
I have to admit I am a total gardening newbie. Life in a condo restricted me to a single pot of kale and the optimistic purchase of an apple tree that in years had never bore fruit.
 
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Breeding Nutrition Back into Food with Organic Seeds

You probably have a good idea of what nutritious food is: vegetables, whole grains, lean/ plant based proteins, and moderation. You may also be aware of how farming practices (such as pesticide...

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