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How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 9th, 2010

Building a raised garden bed over sloping ground is simple if you build it ‘in place’. Here’s the easiest way to build a level bed over uneven ground.

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Wheelchair Gardening Tips

Wheelchair Gardening Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted February 25th, 2010

The simple pleasures which gardening offers can have added value for those with limited access to nature…

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Organic Mulches and Compost – good for your plants and even better for the soil

Organic Mulches and Compost – good for your plants and even better for the soil

By Jonathan Yaakobi, Posted June 1st, 2009

The former head gardener of the Jerusalem Botanical Garden explains the benefits of using organic mulches and compost.

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Organic Seeds Basics

Organic Seeds Basics

By Marcie Snyder, Posted May 18th, 2009

How do you know that the seeds you are buying are organically grown and where is the best place to buy organic seeds?

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Growing potatoes is easy …and so rewarding

Growing potatoes is easy …and so rewarding

By Shirley Eppler, Posted April 8th, 2009

Potatoes are low in fat, packed with vitamins and minerals and make you feel full so you are less tempted to nibble on sugary desserts.

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8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement

By Sarah VanGelder, Posted April 3rd, 2009

How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security and live the good life.

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Vermiculite and Asbestos: how to minimize the risks

Vermiculite and Asbestos: how to minimize the risks

By James O'Shea, Posted April 3rd, 2009

Vermiculite which is accompanied by a great deal of dust likely has residual asbestos in its contents and should be used with caution

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The New Rules of Food

The New Rules of Food

By Alan Mammoser, Posted March 26th, 2009

Concerned citizens, farmers and others are starting to work on a new set of rules for the food system.

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Glacial rock dust boosts vegetable growth, and helps to mitigate global warming

Glacial rock dust boosts vegetable growth, and helps to mitigate global warming

By Paul Kelbie, The Independent, Posted March 2nd, 2009

Belief is growing that an answer to some of the earth’s problems are not only at hand, but under our feet…

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Peak Phosphorus

Peak Phosphorus

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Our ability to provide enough food to feed the human population is dependent on the availability of phosphorus.

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Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future

By Michael Ableman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.

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Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

Organic produce may soon be cheaper than conventional produce

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

The inexorable rise in oil prices leads to higher costs for chemical fertilizers.

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Using composts to improve turf ecology

Using composts to improve turf ecology

By F. Dan Dinelli, CGCS, Posted January 28th, 2009

As the Superintendent at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, IL, I became interested in applying compost as a soil amendment after reading about research suggesting it’s many agricultural benefits…

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Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

By University of Oregon, Posted January 28th, 2009

Many farmers applying pesticides to boost crop yields may instead be contributing to growth problems, scientists report in a new study.

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No-till Gardening

No-till Gardening

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

…less work can yield better results

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Go for an Edible Estate …the case against lawns

Go for an Edible Estate …the case against lawns

By Frtiz Haeg, Metropolis Books, Posted January 28th, 2009

Why do we dedicate so much property to something that requires precious resources, endless hours and contaminates our air and water?

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Home-Front Ecology

Home-Front Ecology

By Mike Davis, Sierra Magazine, Posted January 28th, 2009

What our grandparents can teach us about saving the world

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New Year’s Seed Starting Mix

New Year’s Seed Starting Mix

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 27th, 2009

Preparing your starter soil early allows time for extra nutrients to be incorporated into the mix.

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