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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.
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.
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.
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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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 Ivy about a few simple planting guidelines.  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 vegetables for area families and food pantries, and a powerful means to bring people together. Todd Moe talks with Odette Butler, of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Jefferson County. For more information about community gardens, call 315-788-8450  Go to full article

Winter Indoor Plant Care

With more frigid temps and snow in the forecast this week, Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about plant care indoors this time of year.  Go to full article

Popular Herbicide Breeds Resistance

Some weeds are developing a resistance to one of the most popular crop herbicides. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Johnson reports.  Go to full article

Winter Bird Feeding: Welcoming Feathered Friends

Horticulturist Amy Ivy knows a lot about seeds, even the seeds you feed the birds during the winter months. Martha Foley talks with Amy about bird seed, feeders and...  Go to full article

It's Seed Catalog Season!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the plethora of spring planting catalogs and tips for growing fruit, from apples to strawberries.  Go to full article

Farm-to-School: Improving Farm Income and School Lunches

Cornell Cooperative Extension officials in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence county say the time is ripe to start serving more North Country-grown produce in local schools. ...  Go to full article

A New Year of Gardening

You could say this is the dead of winter, or you could say it's the start of the 2003 gardening season. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about early plans for...  Go to full article

'Tis the Season for Indoor Holiday Trimmings

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about house plants this time of year, from poinsettias to Christmas Cactus.  Go to full article

O Christmas Tree!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about keeping evergreens fresh for Christmas. And for when you're done with the pine and balsam makings, a secret method for...  Go to full article

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