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organic gardening with tree planting.

  People’s reasons for organic gardening are varied. Some folks love animals and want to protect our wildlife by not using harmful chemicals. Others may have health problems they’re trying to ameliorate by living a chemical free lifestyle. Organic gardening may be seen as an outdoors extension of their clean life. Organic edible gardens gain […]

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organic soil in the Pinewood neighborhood of Albany, NY.

Organic Soil. The quest to manipulate the land in any facet and call it “gardening” would be shortsighted without attention to the soil condition. Healthy soils beget healthy gardens. Even a more laissez-faire habitat restoration approach like rewilding does require acknowledgment of soil quality as it regards severe mineral deficiencies. There is not a lot

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Compost project for earth day

Compost Project for Earth Day. We celebrated Earth Day on trend this year. (And really, every day is Earth Day here.) We decided to add some Red Wiggler Worms, Eisenia hortensia, aka European Red Wigglers to our compost pile. The benefits of composting our food scraps and using them as soil for the edible garden

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container vegetable garden DIY

Container Vegetable Garden DIY: How To. Container vegetable garden DIY is easy and fun. Our team created an edible garden in containers. It is teeming with life force, vitality and fecundity. We planted everything in mid to late May. We’ve been disciplined about watering when there’s no rain. The highest quality organic soil available was

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Homeschool Butterfly Garden Project This week, to coincide with the first snowfall we had the delightful privilege of planting a butterfly garden with a homeschool group. The homeschool butterfly garden project was an education for us in the open-source learning theory. The children in this homeschool group happen to be close family friends, and permaculture

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ecological landscape design

Ecological Landscape Design in Ballston Spa, NY Sometimes a strategy ecologically savvy landscape designers use to decide what to plant where on a property is to observe what plants are already growing. The observation can be used as an ecological indicator. The new butterfly garden in Malta, NY, installed over the past week was subject

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