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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.

Garden Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about garden insects that can destroy or greatly reduce the yield potential of a number of garden vegetables. But they're not all bad.  Go to full article

Look Up: Summer Tree Diseases

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about keeping trees healthy, and early summer diseases that can affect sycamore, maple, apple and pear trees.  Go to full article

Gardening from Cold & Wet to Hot & Dry

Martha Foley talks with horticulturalist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County about minding the garden as the weather changes.  Go to full article

Garden Tips: Summer Pruning

June is a good time to take care of some pruning. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about summer pruning, from ash trees to grape vines.  Go to full article

Tomato Trellis Tips

Forget those cages and stakes, horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley she uses a trellis system to keep some plants growing upright and off the ground.  Go to full article

Filling Up the Garden: When is Enough, Enough?

It's not too late to add a few more plants to the flower beds, especially to cover those bare spots. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about finishing touches...  Go to full article

Wider Impact From Pesticide Spray Drift

Spray drift from pesticides might travel farther and last longer than first thought. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Seedlings: Treat Those Young Plants Right

Gardeners across the North Country are sowing the seeds of their summer harvest. They're also putting in tomatoes and other tender transplants. Martha Foley talks with...  Go to full article

A Gardener's Guide to Frost

If you garden in the North Country, you've got a personal relationship with frost. It marks the beginning and the end of the season, but there are ways around those...  Go to full article

Study: Lawn Chemicals Killing Birds

Lawn pesticides are killing a lot more than grubs and weeds, according to the National Audubon Society. They want to let people know that if they use the chemicals, they are...  Go to full article

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