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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.

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 say they're the best thing for catching fish. But scientists are beginning to learn worms aren't so friendly to Great Lakes forests. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Stephanie Hemphill reports.  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 garden plots. Amy also recommends the book, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques, by Tracy Disabato-Aust.  Go to full article

Garden Farewell

It's still so surprisingly warm, days around 80 and no night frost means the gardening season is lasting well beyond what we expect in the North Country, but soon enough...  Go to full article

Local Produce Now at SUNY Potsdam

Locally grown vegetables are part of a new farm-to-table program at SUNY Potsdam. The idea is to help support the North Country econmy while providing produce that's free of...  Go to full article

Late Summer Gardening: It's Not Over Yet!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the warm, late summer and the extended gardening season.  Go to full article

Dishing the Dirt on Composting

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about home composting: design, location, good dirt and gardening.  Go to full article

September Gardening: It's not too late!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about late summer additions to the garden.  Go to full article

Call-in: Gardening with Amy Ivy

Amy Ivy, Horticulturist with the Clinton/Essex County Cooperative Extension Service, answers listener questions on gardening.  Go to full article

Summer Gardening Update

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about late-summer gardening.  Go to full article

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