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Serving The Planet With Plants

Print PDFEven tiny gardens honor and serve the earth So Many Ways To Serve On Friday I facilitated a fascinating and troubling conversation with a group of service veterans, a few still active, most long-retired. They shared stories about some … Continue reading

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New Life For Old Potting Soil

Print PDFRefreshing weary soil (or medium) benefits plants indoors and out Waking Up Worn Out Soil As autumn arrives, many of us clear out planters and containers, tossing dead or aging plants on the compost heap or into the green … Continue reading

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Reincarnation For Plastic Plant Pots

Print PDFPlant pots offer years of useful service Zero Waste Says Reduce, Re-use, Recycle This weekend we held an Ice Cream Social at the Senior Center. Sadly, the day was rainy and cold but happily, lots of people showed up … Continue reading

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How Herbicides Contaminate Compost

Print PDFThe Pea Test reveals the presence of Clopyralid Of Horsetail and Herbicides A troubled reader writes: “Horse tails have been in the front portion of my property for three years now, but they are now popping up in my … Continue reading

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