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The ‘world’s first library farm’ is home to plush gardens and community innovations

The ‘world’s first library farm’ is home to plush gardens and community innovations

With food costs at near-record prices, the idea of ​​growing your own food has never been so attractive. But food production requires space, and space can be a precious commodity — even a rarity — for people who live in urban areas. For decades, communities in cities around the US have created urban farms and …

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Eight gardening blogs to keep you going through the winter

Eight gardening blogs to keep you going through the winter

Julia Atkinson-Dunn is the writer and creative behind Studio Home. I’m not ashamed to admit that I lose hours scrolling through garden-focused Instagram accounts. I am endlessly inspired and informed by the generous sharing of growers from all corners of the world, and wholeheartedly encourage gardeners of all ages to explore the positive connections that …

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Perennial gardens for beauty all season – The Ukiah Daily Journal

Perennial gardens for beauty all season – The Ukiah Daily Journal

Create long lasting beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape with the help of perennials. With a little bit of planning, you can have flowers, foliage and seed heads that add interest to your garden year-round. Select perennials including native plants that thrive in the sunlight, soil, and moisture conditions in your garden. Incorporate several …

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How Lennox Island gardeners are promoting healthy eating and sustainability

How Lennox Island gardeners are promoting healthy eating and sustainability

Jeffery Bernard waters rows of broccoli in the garden next to the Lennox Island greenhouse. The garden was there long before the greenhouse project was launched by the First Nation community in the winter of 2020. Bernard has been working on the garden for about three years now — a job that teaches him a …

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Companion Planting for the Modern Gardener |  Gardening

Companion Planting for the Modern Gardener | Gardening

Companion planting has long been steeped in folklore and history, but until recently, not much research or serious study was done to determine if the practices really work. Recent scientific studies have validated some of the folklore. Many of the old sayings your grandparents passed down about planting crops together are true and could benefit …

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What are the biggest threats to butterflies and how can help gardeners?

Time is running out to save some of Britain’s best-loved insects, with recent findings revealing a 26% increase in the number of butterfly species threatened with extinction, according to wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation. Last year’s Big Butterfly Count – in which the public is asked to record the number of butterflies and day-flying moths over …

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‘Turning to their gardens’: Inflation, empty grocery shelves prompting new food movement | Local News

Kari Ainsworth is like many Americans navigating high inflation and expensive food prices. Ainsworth lives in North Carolina. She does remote work for Delmarva Board Sport Adventures on the Delaware shore and has her own business, Moonbeams Unlimited, making soap, candles and lotions. Beyond coupon clipping and stocking up on sale items, Ainsworth and her …

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Summer Gardening With Carol Klein: air date, Carol’s tips

Summer Gardening With Carol Klein sees the green-fingered guru Carol welcoming us back to her garden at Glebe Cottage, Devon on Channel 5. This series is jam-packed with summer blooms, including snapdragons, penstemons, verbascums and native white foxgloves, which are covered with bees and insects. “Everything has grown, it’s all now at least knee height,” …

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