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High Summer in the Garden: Time to Plan Ahead

Now is the time to take notes for next year's garden. That's according to horticulturist Amy Ivy, who says August is the best time to consider color, variety, size and soil conditions in the garden. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

North Country Tropics: Gardening in Hot, Rainy Weather

The recent wet, muggy weather has turned even North Country gardens absolutely tropical. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the effects of high humidity and frequent rain on the garden this time of year.  Go to full article

Reducing Ground Level Ozone Pollution

Summer can be a perfect time for barbeques, weekend trips, and yard work. But those very things contribute to a summertime health hazard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article
Camp Severance, ca. 1920. © 2003 The Adirondack Museum
Camp Severance, ca. 1920. 2003 The Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Kids Camps: Summer Through the Eyes of Children

The Adirondack Museum opens today for the summer season. A major new exhibition looks at the history of the region's summer camps. For millions of children, especially kids from the cities, summer camp is a first introduction to the north woods. Brian Mann spent a day with the show's curator and sends this preview.  Go to full article

Warren County Fair Ends 130-Year Run

Fewer and fewer people have been visiting the Warren County fair in recent years. So much so, that organizers say the nearly 130-year old tradition will not take place next year. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Energy Use at an All Time High

This month U.S. electric utilities have been setting records for electricity output. So far, the grid has held up. But the electricity industry says more has to be done to keep up with growing demand. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Summer Gardening Update

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

Natural Selections: Roller Coasters

Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the how and why of roller coasters.  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

Commentary: A Democratic Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is a day easily overlooked. No official holiday, no day off. But for commentator Jill Vaughan, June 21st is the beginning of something we've been waiting for- a season filled with accessible delights.  Go to full article

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