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2014-03-19 23:33:30

Discover the secret to spring gardening success with growing mixes from PRO-MIX. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 All great gardeners share one secret to success: soil. They know the most important step to a beautiful garden is filling beds and containers with the best soil. They understand that high-quality and nutritious soil doesn’t just happen, but like a great recipe, is created by understanding soil type, structure and drainage. They know rich soil is crafted by mixing beneficial...

2013-09-20 23:24:14

Noel Valdes will present on open raised bed gardening at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 20, and Sunday, September 22. Cambridge, WI (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Noel Valdes will present on open raised bed gardening at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 20, and Sunday, September 22. Noel, a lifelong vegetable grower, also founded CobraHead Garden Tools. Noel’s methods have been influenced by the...

2011-05-02 09:25:00

HOUSTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In Garden-Share.com's survey of its 27,688 professional and recreational gardeners, 20.6 percent of respondents said "vegetable gardening" is the most popular gardening trend. "Small-space gardening" was selected by 17.1 percent and "organic gardening" was chosen by 16.3 percent. "Vegetable gardening has enjoyed a surge in popularity due to the economy, the price of gas and consumer concerns about the origins of the food they eat," says John Mitchell,...

2010-11-01 17:20:11

One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case of the lead contamination found within raised beds in community gardens in the Boston communities of Roxbury and Dorchester. "Raised beds are surrounded by a sea of contaminated soil," said Daniel Brabander of Wellesley College. Brabander, his students and colleagues have been studying the lead in 144...

2010-09-27 17:39:54

Not since victory gardens helped World War II era Americans on the home front survive food shortages have urban gardens been as necessary and popular as they are today. With more food production in cities, the safety of the produce grown there becomes increasingly important. As city dwellers across the country are harvesting fruits and vegetables for family consumption and planning ahead for the next planting season, geochemist Gabriel Filippelli, Ph.D., professor of earth sciences at the...

2009-03-24 04:06:00

"Gardens don't only have to be planted for their visual beauty ... they can be just as pleasing to the other senses, especially the sense of smell." -- Maureen Duffy, M.S. CVRT and Editorial Director of VisionAWARE.org MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gardening for people who are blind or have low vision can be challenging, but it can also be satisfying. VisionAWARE.org is a free, not-for-profit online resource that can help them keep their gardens growing. For the...

2009-01-27 09:06:00

FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today, as growing economic strain collides with growing concern for the environment, a modern-day victory garden movement is emerging," reports Jack Olive, Master Gardener and founder of leading garden retailer MasterGardening.com. During both world wars, the American government promoted "victory gardens" to ease the pressure of public food supply. Consequently, citizens who grew their own vegetables, fruits and herbs became more self-sufficient and...

2008-07-04 09:00:12

By Larry A. Sagers Deseret News REXBURG, Idaho -- Brigham Young University-Idaho, might seem an unlikely place to look for garden ideas. But the delightful Thomas E. Ricks Horticulture Gardens offers plenty for visitors. "This garden, the greenhouses and the other demonstration gardens are unique because the students design the gardens, the students build the gardens and the students maintain the gardens," said Reese Nelson, a horticulture professor who took me on the tour. "This gives...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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