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Rose Garden Rescued by Compost Tea

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When things are overly stressful, a good shower, a good, nutrition-filled meal, and curling up under a thick blanket – makes all the difference. With the help of 35 volunteers and Malibu Compost, 5,000 roses were pampered in just that way. And the roses thanked everyone by getting their mojo back. Biodynamic compost tea and compost saved an historic garden.

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Seedsmen on Ferry-Morse Sale

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What does the sale of one of our older seedhouses mean? It’s profit over food security.

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I Adopted a Butterfly

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A customer of Erica’s found a butterfly had hatched in her Christmas tree. What to do? But of course, Erica took the sweet swallowtail home with her. What a totally magnificent thing, a butterfly. We watch them flutter by in our summer gardens, but what a treat to have the opportunity to see her up close, really observe.

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Slow Money Grows for Good

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Financiers have dirt on their hands.  Thanks to the Slow Money Alliance, some of that dirt is now lovely and fertile soil. As evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement, there is much distrust of financial institutions.  After decades of big banks and investment companies criminally increasing profit margins at any cost, they are viewed […]

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Saving Our Oldest Seed House

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Printed catalogs mixed with new media create hope of rescuing D. Landreth Seed located in New Freedom, PA. Innovation in seed catalogs were one of many firsts the company brought to the business. Now, the catalog may save the company. That, and social media. You can order the catalog on line.

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Backyard Biodiversity

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A nearly Wordless Wednesday with a few words about achieving biodiversity.

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Music Friday; LIVE Green Vendor Village

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Come out this Friday, August 19th to support LIVE Green in Lancaster. Admission is free to this all ages show (families welcome) featuring The Defibulators and Vinegar Creek Constituency. Music begins at 5:30 sharp. Food, beer and wine will be available for sale. In Lancaster Square, 100 block of N. Queen Street, across from Binns Park.

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Pickle Wisdom; Surprisingly Simple

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Pickling may seem like a frightening black art practiced only by women of the past with extraordinary quantities of home economic mojo, but it’s actually much less complex than say, maintaining a quality compost pile. With attention to a couple important things, pickling is easy

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Stop by and chat at PRG Garden!

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Folks often ask to see our gardens. We’d love to share them with you all the time! And we will more and more. But given life and weekends and family and time constraints… we decided to share Wendy’s garden first this coming weekend! Hope to see you!

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Passion for the Magic of Green

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Terrariums provide green inside all year long. “It’s the smallest garden you’re ever going to plant,” says Author Tovah Martin.

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