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Touch a Butterfly

by Elizabeth Millard

At the start of her lively guide for wildlife gardening, author April Pulley Sayre asks a provocative question: “Are you that family? The slightly wild one, with wide-eyed, active kids, always into messes, ready to explore?” Even if... Read More

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Paradise Lot

by Elizabeth Millard

Urban agriculture is becoming a hot topic in sustainable farming circles as more people become interested in organic foods, healthy eating choices, and environmental topics. Given population densities in some areas, “urban... Read More

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Gardening Vertically

by Pamela Grath

The initial inspiration for Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls is the work of French research botanist Patrick Blanc. Blanc’s “green walls” are large-scale architectural landscapes and, as such, must... Read More

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Decoding Gardening Advice

by Courtney Sorrell

Have you ever wondered if you could successfully fertilize your garden with urine? Me neither. In their smart and cheeky new guide, Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard—an associate professor of horticulture and a master gardener,... Read More

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Turn Here Sweet Corn

by Elizabeth Millard

The growing demand for organic fruits and vegetables represents a robust, foundational transformation in our country’s food system. What was once a minor trend is now a mainstream shift that is driving changes for consumers and growers... Read More

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The Holistic Orchard

by Elizabeth Millard

Despite a wealth of information available about grafting, soil health, tree planting, and pruning, there’s one major area of orchard management that’s tough for any beginner to learn: confidence. That’s where Michael Phillips comes... Read More

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Slow Gardening

by Jennifer Fandel

Inspired by the Slow Food movement, which embraces home cooking as a way to celebrate local food and the traditions that surround it, garden writer Felder Rushing proposes a new approach to gardening. In his book "Slow Gardening",... Read More

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