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

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 it'll be over, time to say goodbye to the tomatoes and the cosmos. From our archives, here's a celebration of the change of season from another year, 1989  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 pesticides and packaging. Martha Foley reports.  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

Getting The Garden Under Control

Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about how to keep the garden clean and neat in late summer, from perennials to tomatoes and squash.  Go to full article

Growing Community in Gouverneur

Ground was broken and tilled last spring for a new community garden in Gouverneur managed by young people. Todd Moe visited the garden as the first seeds were planted.  Go to full article

Crisis Bug Management for the Garden

David Sommerstein has this week's chat with horticulturalist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. We talk with Amy Ivy every Monday this summer.  Go to full article

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