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Apr 5, 2014 — More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
Dec 16, 2013 — A woman in Miami Shores, Fla., is suing her town after it forced her to remove vegetables from the garden in her front yard, which she had tended for 17 years. She's being backed by a a national public interest law firm, but the town says it's a long-standing zoning ordinance that won't be overturned.
Dec 3, 2013 — The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
Jul 12, 2013 — Earlier this week we told you about people who want to see micro-gardening go big. We've chosen a few of our favorite images of micro-gardens from around the country that make the most of small spaces and idle containers.
Jul 9, 2013 — Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans. Now, creative reuse of old materials and some new tools for sale are making it easier for urban dwellers to stretch their green thumbs.
 

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Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.

'Tis the Season for Backyard Pruning

David Sommerstein and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about early spring pruning techniques.  Go to full article

Garden Prep In Between The Seasons

It's mid-March and a lot of North Country gardeners are getting ready for another growing season. With new supplies of seeds at the store and garden catalogs in the mail, it's hard to be patient. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about pre-season preparations.  Go to full article

Shapes and Forms of the Early Spring Landscape

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about backyard landscapes. The recent snowfall offers a good chance to see the shapes in the yard without all the details -- and to think about adding shrubs and trees in just the right spot.  Go to full article

Signs of Spring: The Sounds and Smells

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about early spring.  Go to full article

Garden Pests: Alien Invasion!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the dangers of importing unwelcome pests.  Go to full article

Starting Seeds Indoors: Timing is Everything

Martha Foley continues her conversation with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the basics for starting seeds early indoors.  Go to full article

A Jump Start on the Garden: Starting Seeds Indoors

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the basics for starting seeds early indoors - from soil to lighting.  Go to full article

Armchair Gardeners: Dreaming of Spring

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about planning for the summer garden.  Go to full article

Nurturing the Indoor Garden

In their weekly gardening chat, Martha Foley talks with Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties about indoor plants. You can hear the...  Go to full article

Weird Winter Weather: What's a Gardener to do?

Mild temperatures and little snowfall is leaving some gardeners wondering how to protect perennials and other outdoor plants once the weather turns colder. Horticulturist...  Go to full article

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