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Organic Gardening, Sustainability, Environmental Advocacy
Organic Gardening, Sustainability, Environmental Advocacy

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Plant a native mini meadow this year.

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I don't usually get political on my gardening page, but this is hopefully as important to you as it is to me. The Endangered Species Act has protected wildlife and their ecosystems since 1973, which in turn has protected our lives. The new chief of the #EPA is proposing to substantially weaken the rules.

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Thinking about using a synthetic fertilizer? The reality is that in #gardening, #organic methods are far superior, and in the case of farming, can deliver equivalent yields. But marketing targeted at homeowners and the corporate stranglehold on the farm system drowns out this message.

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Happy First Day of Spring!
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I don't usually get political on my gardening page, but this is hopefully as important to you as it is to me. The Endangered Species Act has protected wildlife and their ecosystems since 1973, which in turn has protected our lives. The new chief of the #EPA is proposing to substantially weaken the rules.

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So you hear birds singing every morning but did you ever wonder which birds they are? Here's a nice guide from Audubon. http://buff.ly/2nnhhYj

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The reality is that in gardening, organic methods are far superior, and in the case of farming, can deliver equivalent yields. But marketing targeted at homeowners and the corporate stranglehold on the farm system drowns out this message.

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If you live in the mid atlantic or northeast U.S., after a record warm February which awoke spring flowering bulbs, we're now plunged into a deep freeze for the next 7 days. If daffodils, crocus, tulips and other flowers are in bloom or close to it, cover as many as you can with a cloche to protect them from the freeze-thaw cycle.

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"The needs of wild bees are so different that raising honeybees to save pollinators is like raising chickens to help birds. Though many homeowners respond to “save a bee” campaigns by purchasing hives, the practice is unlikely to improve honeybee health and may harm other bees by increasing competition for floral resources and exacerbating the risk of disease transmission."

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A great first hand account of how farm soil became decimated after years of chemical fertilizer and pesticide abuse, and how this young couple restored its fertility.
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