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Five Blueberry Facts

5 Fun Facts Blueberries provide year-round beauty in the landscape as well as nutritious, delicious fruit. They are native to …

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Butternut Squash

Historically, breeders focused on the needs of commercial farmers to maximize the number of squash per plant, the size …

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Season Extension

Check out the great Season Extension information and resources on the Growing Small Farms website by Debbie …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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Growing Communities Through Gardens

Recently updated, this 12 page introduction to community gardens provides an overview of What is a Community Garden? Types …

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Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

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