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  It would be a stretch to call our reconstituted former hay field a prairie. What we have is a beautiful contrivance—a make-believe prairie. July 1, 2014 Contrary to popular …

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Guest post by Kimberly Bryant Gardening has myriad benefits, including re-connecting with nature. Photo by Kimberly Bryant. What difference can a garden make? To newly arrived refugees in America, the …

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That’s what the Massachusetts state forester told me – the emerald ash borer is on the loose in southern Berkshire County where my wife and I have our 130-acre woodlot …

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We love to think of chickens frolicking in open pastures, living the “sustainable” life by chasing bugs and laying big, beautiful eggs. But have you ever wondered what happens when …

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I spoke at the Connecticut Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting last night  Lovely people. And definitely one of those situations where I learned more from them than they learned from me. …

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Earth Day has come and gone, but I haven’t stopped worrying about the greatest challenge our ecosystem has faced since the beginning of human history: global climate change. This year …

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It was cold in Louisville last week with morning lows near zero and daytime temperatures struggling to reach the 20s. Rufus had to do his business a half-dozen times each …

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Recently there was a lively garden-writer discussion on Facebook that began with this question:  “I’m a member of several professional garden groups and a recurring theme that comes up is …

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Here’s the latest of my roughly monthly e-newsletters about Good Gardening Videos, dated today: Youth Gardens Just before the the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium met last month, GGVideos gathered together as many youth-garden …

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It’s official: the “U.S. Drought Monitor”, a site co-sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lists southwestern Massachusetts, where …

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