Category Archives: Gardening

Future Burns Bright for Biochar

  Chances are that you haven’t heard of biochar, but I’m predicting right here that it has a bright future. Proponents of biochar–a versatile form of charcoal that’s being used for everything from increasing crop yields and conserving water to … Continue reading

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What to Bring to a Summer Potluck

If you’re like me, you’re always scrambling to come up with something different to bring to a potluck.  In my humble opinion, the perfect potluck dish should be a crowd pleaser, easy to make, go well with many foods, and … Continue reading

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Plant Fish in Your Garden

As a dedicated pescovegetarian, I manage to find seafood wherever I go—even at a garden show! Bell Aquaculture is an Indiana-based company that farms, fillets, and sells yellow perch. They use the leftovers from processing the fish to produce an … Continue reading

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“Kalestock” meets “Woodstock” at NOFA Summer Conference

I was happy to see members of the Woodstock generation exchanging ideas and expertise with young members of the “Kalestock” generation at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) annual summer conference on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus last weekend.

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The Yucca’s Gone, But We Can Still Tell the Story

This yucca plant used to mysteriously bloom once a year on the first of July. It was blooming when we moved into our house 17 years ago today.

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A School Garden Grows in Skokie, Illinois

I was strolling past Jane Stenson School, in Skokie, Illinois today when I stopped to watch a group of teachers and students planting a school garden. Nothing remarkable about this: thousands of schools all over the US have school gardens … Continue reading

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Gardening and Good Food Bring Bostonians Together Across Divides

This was a glorious weekend for gardening in Boston.  Everyone, it seemed, was out to buy plants and share their love of the good earth with their fellow Beantowners.

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Boston Gardeners Gather to Exchange Perennials

Hundreds of avid Boston-area gardeners and volunteers gathered to share their extra perennials and pick up some new ones, get gardening tips, buy plants, take a tour, and meet their neighbors on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the annual “perennial … Continue reading

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Making Connections at the Boston Jewish Food Conference

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Getting “the Dirt” on Dirt

As a kid, I complained bitterly about kneeling in the dirt–yuck!–to weed dandelions. Now that I want to know where my food comes from, planting a garden seems like the best way to find out, even if I do have … Continue reading

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