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3 Weeds That Create Habitat For Pollinators

PHOTO: Karen LanierUnwanted plants in the garden (weeds) can be such a headache, but many of them do a great job at supporting area pollinators, including bees, butterflies and other insects. Find a place where they can have their space, whether it’s as a cover crop, along a fence row, or by creating an insectary border around your property.
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How to Grow Onions in the Garden or Allotment

L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles.She is a keen gardener with plenty of experience. Growing Onions in the GardenYou can buy them as sets, seeds, or plants. I prefer the sets myself. They take the least time to mature and are the best at keeping away disease. Onions are an easy crop to grow, take care of, and harvest, so they a very good vegetable for first-time gardeners.
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500+ New Orleans Residents Commit To Eating Local Food

PHOTO: New Orleans Eat Local Challenge/FacebookNew Orleans might be known for gumbo and jazz, but the Big Easy is also taking locavore eating to a whole new level. For 30 days in June, challenge participants will eat only food that is grown, caught or raised within 200 miles of the city as part of the New Orleans Eat Local Challenge.
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Community Gardens Boom in New Jersey

Home /Urban Farming / Community Gardens /Community Gardens Boom in New JerseyPHOTO: Susy Morris/FlickrIn the summer of 2009, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives funded a research study of community gardens in Camden, N.J., measuring the amount of food produced and the ways in which the produce is distributed to people in the community.
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Do You Like Your Vegetables Ugly—Or Sexy?

Home /News & Trending /Do You Like Your Vegetables Ugly—Or Sexy?PHOTO: CUESAToo plump. Too thin. Oddly shaped. We’re all worthy of love right? That’s the message being sent out on buses across San Francisco.In a new ad campaign for the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture is merging the popularity of “ugly” produce and online dating culture into several bold and colorful billboards featuring imperfect-looking fruits and vegetables.
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5 Ornamental Plants That Could Save Your Vegetables

PHOTO: Leslie J. Mehrhoff/University of ConnecticutDo you make room in your garden for flowers? Last year, I let go of my need for a purpose for every plant and encouraged beauty, as well. Lo and behold, the vegetables did better. We spent more time in the garden as a family, collecting flowers to decorate the dinner table right along with the evening’s salad.
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