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Community Garden Bulldozed

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In a cash-strapped, drug and crime-ridden city, the first thing you want to get rid of is a community garden.  Right? Harrisburg City Council President Wanda Williams apparently thought so. On the order of Williams, and with zero warning, Harrisburg City Public Works Department bulldozers turned under a community garden plot in the Harrisburg neighborhood […]

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Get this Book on Food Preservation

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I know someone who can teach you to can. Wildly knowledgeable and talented author Daniel Gasteiger is teaching many of us to preserve with his book, “Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too. The Modern Step-by-Step Guide to Preserving Food.”

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Excellent Book on Heirloom Vegetables

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Growing heirloom vegetables opens up an entirely new world of gardening opportunities and adventures. For help navigating this old – new – world, look to Chris McLaughlin’s new book; “ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables.”

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Gifts for Gardeners and Giggles

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Gifts for gardeners can be practical or fun. Here are some ideas for holiday giving.

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Gifts for Gardeners 2010

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Many gardeners wholeheartedly support local food initiatives, organic gardening methods and backyard homesteading. Here are some ideas for you for your Holiday gift lists.

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Garden Makeover Tips; Video2

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Action highlights include Wendy offering great ideas for gathering hardscape materials on a budget and Erica single-handedly protecting edibles from an onslaught of rampant weeds. Me? I dig some holes.

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Garden Video at PRG

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Check out a video of Laura in her garden. (Shhhh… but she rambles on about three sister plantings and makes her friend eat a raw bean!) She’s not sure we should make this public because she was petrified the entire time but… here goes!

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When Squirrels Attack!

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Why bother growing tomatoes??? Critters eat them… Blights and Rots ruin them…. Still most of us soldier on year after year.

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Fordhook Farm Meets Plant Geek

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A lot of work goes in to satisfying our thirst for more and different plants. Here’s what’s happening at Burpee’s nearby Fordhook Farms.

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Meet my REAL Garden

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There is nothing more beautiful than growing food for your family. I plan to grow the beans up the corn stalks adding a morning glory here and there. I know my immediate neighbors will continue to love my “mini-farm” but my hope is that other neighbors will see how pretty vegetable gardens can be.

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