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Jul 9, 2014 — If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.
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.
Oct 29, 2013 — Older people who are active every day appear to lower their risk of heart disease and death by almost a third, even if they're not doing the kind of exercise that breaks a sweat. Gardening and puttering around the house qualify. And don't overlook berry-picking, a popular pastime in Sweden, where the study was done.
 

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

Dividing Perennials: Tools and Techniques

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about dividing perennials, a common maintenance chore in the flower garden this time of year.  Go to full article

Spring Cleaning in the Garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about digging in the dirt and the best tools for getting rid of weeds.  Go to full article

"Woodsy" Wildflowers: Among the first Blossoms of Spring

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the dos and don'ts of growing wildflowers in the garden, from Spring Beauty to Lady Slippers.  Go to full article

Gardeners, On Your Mark!

Okay, there's still snow on the ground in some parts of our region, but last weekend's sunshine and mild temperatures drew some of us out into the garden. Martha Foley talks...  Go to full article

April Snow and Cold: What's a Gardener to do?

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about some early April gardening chores, despite the snow and cold: spring pruning.  Go to full article

Amy Ivy and Martha Foley talk about spring interrupted, by snow and cold.

It's spring, but a cold snap brought snow and freezing temperatures. What about those tender daffodil shoots?  Go to full article

Vermonters Say Yes to Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

Critics of genetically engineered foods held a rally on the Vermont Statehouse lawn yesterday to celebrate their victory at Town Meeting Day and to bring their case to the...  Go to full article

Early Hints of Spring: Longer Days and Signs of Growth

It's March 10th. There's lots of fresh snow and it's still cold outside, but there are signs of spring. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about bringing a...  Go to full article

Tips on Spring Tree Planting: Do It Right

North Country residents plant hundreds of young trees every spring, but many will not survive because they were planted improperly. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy...  Go to full article
A volunteer plants onions in Gouverneur's community garden last spring

Growing Gardens in Jefferson County

Land has been cleared for a new community garden in the North Country village of Philadelphia. Organizers say the garden, near Fort Drum, will be a reliable source of fresh...  Go to full article

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