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Prescribe a Little Nature’s Rx for Mom

By Katie Dubow:  Mother’s Day is coming up. Mothers have two things in common: they give a lot and are naturals at helping things grow. So why not give a Mother’s Day gift that makes Mom happy and that is kind to Mother Earth? Celebrate them with these six unique …

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Compost 101 Workshop

Composting is not complicated so come learn in this composting workshop all the basics and easy ways of composting, How to reduce food waste with a compost Learn the different kinds of composts and which one might be best for you What is compostable and what is not Learn about …

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Growing and Making Herbal Teas

By Fredrica Syren: If you have been following me, you know that my family members are all tea lovers. Throughout the day, we drink many cups of tea, mostly green, white and red teas. Last summer I made lots of herbal teas from foraged flowers and herbs, but I also …

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Home Gardening on a Budget

By Kim Robson: Gardening can be expensive. Every year, I start a summer container garden. By the time I buy two or three bags of potting soil, a variety of plants, and maybe a few new pots, I’ve spent upwards of a hundred bucks. But it is possible to garden …

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Gardening with Kids

By Larraine Roulston: Gardening has been described as a “happy endeavor.” Research suggests that breathing in the soil’s bacteria can increase the brain’s serotonin levels. This may indicate that gardening offers therapy that acts as a natural antidepressant for young and old alike. My mother, a gardener with a truly great green thumb, …

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Is Organic Fertilizer Really Organic?

By Kim Robson: Most of us have gotten pretty good at reading food labels. But have you looked at the ingredients list on those store-bought bags of “organic” fertilizers? You may be shocked to find these components included: Chicken or Turkey Feathers Manure Dehydrated Manure Chicken Litter Bone Meal Fish …

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7 Tasks to Ready Your Garden for Spring

By Ann Sanders:  Spring is a stunning and bountiful season when your garden gets the opportunity to be at its best. But before the colorful and vibrant season arrives, you face the aftereffects of a harsh winter. The biting cold and the freezing snow can have some extreme impacts on …

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How to Overcome Common Compost Problems

By Larraine Roulston: In countries that are still experiencing snow, the only compost issue that will arise is that a composter may fill to the top before spring. If this is occurring, try putting insulation around the unit or obtain a second composter. During the cold season, the composting process slows down; however, once …

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Fun Ways to Feed Birds this Winter

Emma Grace Fairchild: Birds all around the world visit feeders during the harsher winter months and often rely on them for survival. Insects, many birds’ primary source of food, are difficult to find during the winter months. Hanging bird feeders through the autumn and winter months provides an important food …

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9 Attractive Flowers that Bloom in the Winter Season

By Ann Sander: If you are a fan of flowers but cannot grow some due to extreme weather conditions in your area during winter, worry no more. There are several flowers that bloom in the winter time such as Nemesia, Witch Hazel and Pansy flower. These flowers are known to …

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