Tag : Organic

Make Your Own Bee Friendly Garden in 5 Easy Steps

  It was not a surprise but definitely a disappointment to read that bees have been added to the endangered species list for the 1st time. This recent designation is for 7 species of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii, their…

0 Comments / 827 View / October 21, 2016

Finding New Life Through Gardening

  It’s no secret that gardening is good for us. Studies consistently show that tending a garden reduces stress and lowers risk of disease associated with aging. You may have also heard that cities with more trees have less crime…

2 Comments / 308 View / April 4, 2016

Kitchen Garden: Planting in Galvanized Containers

  Growing a vegetable garden in recycled containers is all the rage, but are there risks? I was reminded of this looming question when a friend asked if she needed to line her watering trough turned raised bed before planting….

2 Comments / 3248 View / March 13, 2016

Tips for Selecting Soil at Your Garden Center

  Selecting compost or planting mix can feel like gambling. You know soil is the heart of your garden, that what you grow and how it grows is directly linked to the quality of what you’re growing it in, but…

4 Comments / 634 View / November 17, 2015

Make the Best Ever Blueberry Pie

  What I look forward to most in summer isn’t just days at the beach and bare feet. It’s more than my garden, the blooms and daily picking and eating — though these are essential parts of the equation. Summer is…

2 Comments / 631 View / August 4, 2015

Bloom Pucks Reviewed

  What happens when you combine an MBA in finance and a deep love of nature? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Steven Devloo, founder and CEO of Earthworm Technologies, and a picture quickly formed. It’s the reduce-reuse-recycle…

0 Comments / 82 View / June 24, 2015

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

  If the word “heirloom” doesn’t make you want to get your hands on some seeds I don’t know what will. Something passed down from generation to generation, person to person, how could it get better? Except maybe seeds that…

2 Comments / 450 View / April 17, 2015

Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix | DIY Gardening

Your next bumper crop is right around the corner, waiting in a handful of seeds. If only all the seeds we planted grew past that awkward stage from youth to adolescence, into prosperous and fruitful adults, beating the odds of damping-off…

5 Comments / 1950 View / March 6, 2015

What’s Trending | More Than a Farmer’s Market

I’d like to think every town across the county has a farmer’s market to shake things up at least once a week — seasons permitting of course. Knowing your local farmers, shopping locally, having access to just-picked produce and homemade wares…

0 Comments / 132 View / November 13, 2014

Jam Making 101 | Hard Earned Sweetness

  What could be better than picking and eating summer berries? Picking, eating and having enough left over to make homemade jam. Pie is amazing too, but jam is special — sweet goodness and foraging stories wrapped up in a…

2 Comments / 154 View / October 6, 2014