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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.

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 attracting birds to your backyard.  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. Cooperative Extension started its first farm-to-school pilot programs last summer in Canton, Massena and at SUNY-Potsdam. The aim this year is to get more farmers and schools involved. Request program information. Todd Moe reports.  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

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...  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

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