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Phil at Smiling Gardener made a pretty comprehensive list of low maintenance plants for your garden. He also quoted me in the article.
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Millet: How A Trendy Ancient Grain Turned Nomads Into Farmers
Hardy, nutritious and gluten-free, millet has become an "it" grain in recent years. Research reveals our ancestors relied on it: Millet was central to the rise of agriculture and farming communities.
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Gotta love this. What we organic gardeners have known for years about fertilization is now being utilized to create natural gas.: "The best way to get the most natural gas from waste, according to Yost, is for a facility to have a balanced diet of both food scraps and manure." . http://buff.ly/1NYNmK8
Europe has extracted natural gas from organic waste for about a decade, and now it's spreading to the U.S. In Colorado, efforts are under way to produce natural gas from human waste and food scraps.
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Can't wait! The documentary based on Michael Pollan's bestseller premieres December 30 on PBS.
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This was excellent. I watched it through the PBS web site and then purchased it through Google Play! 
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Wondering if I should get a Venus Flytrap for a houseplant....Sure would cut down on me swatting at flying things.
A snail’s journey through a Venus flytrap comes to a predictable conclusion, courtesy of The Naked Landscaper.
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Please, for the love of Pete - don't make garbage of your Christmas tree this year. There are hundreds of useful ways to easily recycle it. (and tell your neighbor)
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We gardeners are pretty creative people. Why not make some of your gifts this year? For some family members, I give jars of dried herbs, which are always appreciated. http://buff.ly/1NItrfm
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Interesting. A device which allows you to have a bee colony inside your home. What do you think?
This prototype aims to revolutionize apiaries as we know them.
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Vegetables Likely To Take More Of Your Plate in 2016 http://buff.ly/1JRuhFW
Will we still be eating kale? What's changing in food as we begin 2016 and what can we expect?
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Happy New Year.

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“A pineapple pesticide that made its way into milk in Hawaii also made its way into men's brains, and those men were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, a new study finds”
The pineapple pesticide made its way into milk in Hawaii and then into men's brains. A study is the latest to link pesticides to Parkinson's.
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Poinsettias are remarkable plants and what would the holidays be without them? Here are some tips on extending their life - some years I've been able to hold mine into March.
For me, the holidays aren't complete without a poinsettia. Take good care of it, and you'll enjoy your poinsettia's colors well into March.
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Organic Gardening, Sustainability, Environmental Advocacy
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Sharing information on caring for your flower gardens, vegetable gardens and lawn using only organic methods. As industrial agriculture and traditional landscapers use increasingly toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, anyone who eats food or takes a stroll in a public park is exposed to an ever increasing soup of chemical residues which have proven negative impacts on our health.

I grow and write in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, which is situated where the Lehigh and Delaware rivers meet. At my home I grow as much food as possible – organic vegetables, herbs and fruit – with a focus on sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, basil, sweet peppers, parsley, carrots, potatoes, spinach, thyme, cucumbers, mint, melons, raspberries, blackberries and pears. I also find myself continuously expanding my flower garden when not in my vegetable garden or climbing the pear tree. My wife claims I have “a plant problem” and I think she’s right.

I’m not formally schooled in horticulture or botany, but I started gardening when I was in primary school, working alongside my mother and grandmother. My Paternal Grandfather had been a farmer, as was my Uncle, so you might say I was born into this sort of thing.  As many gardeners have, I learned from experience and listening to the wisdom of previous generations. I add to my knowledge with an ever-expanding personal library devoted to all things plants.

P.S.: I’m always interested in guest blogging opportunities!