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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.

Winter Bugs in the House

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about a common homeowner problem this time of year: bugs migrating indoors. What are they? Are they harmful?  Go to full article

Winter Indoor Gardening

With a fresh blanket of snow covering the region, Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about indoor gardens.  Go to full article
Janet Poppendieck signs a book at SUNY Potsdam.

Anti-Hunger Efforts: Rethinking the Soup Kitchen

David Sommerstein talks with Janet Poppendieck, author of Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. She says the growth of soup kitchens and food pantries in the past two decades distracts activists and policy-makers from the root causes of hunger in the U.S.  Go to full article

Autumn Leaves: Landscaping in the Fall, part 2

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about autumn landscaping. Shubbery and berries come into their own this time of year. And comments from a listener.  Go to full article

The Autumn Leaves: Landscaping in the Fall

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about autumn landscaping. Shubbery and berries come into their own this time of year.  Go to full article

The Winter Garden

The first hard freeze of the season was last week, and now there's snow in the forecast. What's going on? Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about preparing...  Go to full article

Hard Freeze: The Growing Season Ends

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the first frost, a time to say good by to bright perennials and favorite herbs; and a final day to do some garden...  Go to full article

The Fall Garden: Thinking Ahead to Spring

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about planting bulbs for next summer's garden.  Go to full article

Earthworms Alter Forest Ecology

Most of us think of earthworms as beneficial creatures. Gardeners are always happy to spot a worm in the flowerbed because they add fertilizer to the soil. And many anglers...  Go to full article

Fall Gardening: A Good Time to Plan for Next Spring

Martha Foley talks with Horticulturist Amy Ivy about autumn garden cleanup and planning for a new growing season: From moving and dividing perennials to mapping out new...  Go to full article

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