Vermicomposting Essentials

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Getting Started With Composting Worms Whether you live in an apartment in the city or a farm in the country, we can all make an effort to compost our organic waste. Composting in our urban and suburban areas is becoming more common, with local government councils getting on board with organic waste collection. Small-scale worm […]

How to Successfully Raise Mason and Leafcutter Bees (Crown Bees pt. 2)

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Crown Bees Guest Blog, Part 2 This is the second of three guest blogs by our pollinator-supporting friends over at Crown Bees of Woodinville, Washington. Mason and leafcutter bees are solitary hole-nesting bees. They carry pollen loose and dry on their hairy bellies, which makes them effective pollinators. Both types of bees are easy to […]

Introducing Native Hole-Nesting Bees to Your Garden (Crown Bees pt. 1)

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How to Support Your Garden and Bee Community Without the Effort of Raising Honeybees This is the first of three useful guest posts by our pollinator-supporting friends over at Crown Bees of Woodinville, Washington. Planting a food garden is a labor of love. Gardeners put a lot of time and effort into the work of […]

Pathways to Food Security

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Earth Connections Garden Centre is about twenty minutes west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada, on forty acres of land mostly made up of natural prairie grasses. Although beautiful to look at, the land is mostly sand (89%), which makes growing vegetables a challenge. When our community was looking for a way to grow healthy food, […]

The Protein Salad Diet

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Part of my job as a fitness trainer is to help people lose weight. Most people are good at exercising, but when it comes to dieting many people fall short. In order to lose weight, you need the right combination of exercise and proper nutrition. One type of diet I recommend is the Protein Salad […]

Eat Your Weeds

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Spring is here in Indiana (Planting Zones 5 & 6), and our lawns are turning to green again. We are getting excited for gardening season, which brings the inevitable return of weeds to our lawns, containers, and gardens. Did you know that some of these so-called weeds can actually provide nutrition and other health benefits? […]

How To Plan A Garden #2: To Sow or Not to Sow?

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I am often asked if it is better to start seeds indoors and transplant them later or to sow seeds outdoors directly into the garden. And what about just skipping seed starting all together and purchasing transplants from a local farmer or garden center? Which is better? Where should I start? Indeed! The uncertainties of […]

How To Plan A Garden #1: Create the Design

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Lengthening daylight hours and hints of springtime signal the time to plan your garden. This Tower Power blog post is the first in a series of three to guide you in planning a successful year of gardening. We’ve crafted an infographic of the basics to get started!

Beginning Urban Gardener

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I’m from New York City and have little gardening experience. All I used to know about gardening was that if you planted a seed in the ground and watered it, something great was supposed to happen. Now, I’ve grown so much food, I’ve had enough to give away! Back in 2015, my wife and I […]

Seed Catalogs and Garden Planning to the Rescue!

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If you live somewhere between Hardiness Zones 1-7, you may be snoring along to winter’s hibernation song right now. The colors outside are drab, the daylight hours are short, and the “nothing-like-it” taste of crisp sugar snap peas and sweet cherry tomatoes picked fresh from the garden linger someplace off in the distance. Winter doldrums […]