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Gardening is Good for Your Health and the Environment

Gardening is Good for Your Health and the Environment

Protecting the environment is one of the most important things we do in our lives. For those of us who garden we have a chance to make a big impact on the environment; in a positive or negative way. The methods

Pollinator Week June 20-26, 2011

Pollinator Week June 20-26, 2011

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 20-26, 2011 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.    Five years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of the final week in June as “National

Fun Plants for the Lazy Gardener

Fun Plants for the Lazy Gardener

Succulents are plants that store water during wet periods to use in dry periods.  There are two main types of succulents – those that store water in their leaves, and those that store water in their stems.  These plants are

Organic Gardening–Soil Testing

Organic Gardening–Soil Testing

Soil testing takes the guesswork out of organic gardening.  Saving money, time and effort; healthy soil produces healthy plants and healthy plants are more resistant to insect damage and disease.  With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time

Three Resolutions for the Anti-Gardener

Three Resolutions for the Anti-Gardener

So you're plant-curious, but just can't seem to commit to "digging in"?  Well, you're in luck because you don't have to be a frou frou gardener to enjoy the physical, nutritional, stress-relieving, social, and economical benefits of growing your own food.  Here

Eco Friendly Produce Bags

Eco Friendly Produce Bags

One more way to join the movement to reduce plastic bag usage…Washable Produce Bags!     No more plastic bags in the produce aisle or the refrigerator.  Take the produce bags with you when you visit the food market (along with

Presto Pesto

Presto Pesto

A good pesto begins with fresh organic basil.  You don't need a green thumb to grow your own basil, it's easy!  Basil is an annul herb that can be planted in organic vegetable gardens, containers, or hanging baskets. It needs well-drained, rich soil and

Proper Gardening Biomechanics

Proper Gardening Biomechanics

Gardening is on the rise, yet about one in every five do-it-yourself injuries occurs during the activity.  It's important to recognize, however, gardening does not cause injury.  Poor gardening technique causes injury. Planting flowers or an organic vegetable garden should be

My Gym is Green

My Gym is Green

Engaging in organic lawn and garden care offers countless health benefits.  In addition to the fresh, nutrient-dense foods it provides, gardening decreases blood pressure, reduces stress, improves confidence, helps focus, and strengthens the body.  Not to mention the psychological boost conferred by

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes-Get Growing!

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes-Get Growing!

Starting with the basics, tomatoes contain large amounts of vitamin C, providing 40 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).  The red pigment in tomatoes is called lycopene.  Lycopene acts as a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the body from free

Organic Gardening Tip – Companion Planting

Organic Gardening Tip – Companion Planting

One of my top organic gardening tips?  Companion planting!  This technique allows gardeners to take advantage of nature's pest control and fertilizer, ultimately avoiding the use of chemicals.    How do companion plants work?  Every plant releases different chemical agents, either