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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.

Summer Gardening and Bugs

Bugs gardeners need to worry about, and tips on what to do with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Early Summer Garden

The garden is full of promise in early summer, even, or perhaps, especially, the amateur's garden. Elle Berger is enjoying growth with order, so far.  Go to full article

After Spring Blooms Fade

Martha Foley and Amy Ivy talk about tidying up after the spring blooms. What to do with iris, lupines, poppies, all those plants that flower early and are fading away.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, in its musical incarnation, is currently running at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently...  Go to full article

Garden Damage Control: Too Much Water, Too Much Wind

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the aftermath of summer storms on the garden.  Go to full article

Gardening in the Rain

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy on gardening in rainy weather,including the effect rain has on fertilizers, organic and non-organic.  Go to full article

Get Growing: Spring Gardening in the North Country

Martha Foley continues her series of Monday morning gardening chats with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

Gardening When the Weather's Weird

Martha Foley talks with horticulturalist Amy Ivy about the unpredictable weather so far this spring.  Go to full article
Common Ground: Seeds and seedlings are planted in Gouverneur's new community garden.

A Place to Grow: Gouverneur's New Community Garden

Ground was broken and tilled late last month for a new community garden in the village of Gouverneur. It's not the first or the only community garden in the North Country,...  Go to full article

A Slow, Cold Start to the Growing Season

Below normal temperatures and late frost could stunt the growth of some North Country crops. And recent heavy rains are halting work in the fields. The relatively mild winter...  Go to full article

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