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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.

Crop Season Preview

We've had rain and snow showers in the past week, but North Country farmers are hoping for more precipitation this spring. Cornell Cooperative Extension agronomist Pete Barney, in Canton, shares thoughts on spring planting, farming and the coming crop season.  Go to full article

Garden Preview with Amy Ivy

David Sommerstein talks with horticulturalist Amy Ivy from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex and Clinton counties about the early start to the gardening season and how to cope with the anticipated drought this summer.  Go to full article

March 21st Designated "Hunger Awareness Day"

A North Country gardener has started supplying local food pantries with fresh vegetables during the summer growing season. As Jody Tosti reports, what started as a one-man project has blossomed into a non-profit anti-hunger organization.  Go to full article

Amy Ivy: Gardening After a Mild Dry Winter

Martha Foley talks with Amy Ivy about our mild dry winter and what it's doing to plants, trees and soil.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Garden Within

After a long trend of unseasonably mild weather, it appears that winter is truly here for commentator Rosemary Kriescher.  Go to full article

Putting the Garden to Bed

Martha Foley talks with Amy Ivy about the growing season and the fall garden cleanup.  Go to full article

Rain Too Late for Flagging Corn Crop

Dry conditions this summer have left fields of flagging corn crops across St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Some much-needed rain has fallen over the last week or so, but...  Go to full article

Dry Weather Gardening

Horticulturalist Amy Ivy gives us tips to get through this summer's dry gardening conditions.  Go to full article

Summer Gardening - Interview with Amy Ivy

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

Farmers at the Start of the Growing Season

More on the start of the growing season — Cooperative Extension agronomist Pete Barney shares the farmers' perspective with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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