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Growing Wisdom
Local farms are creating new ways to be sustainable
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:30:44

When I was about 10 years old, I ended up moving a bunch of frogs from a pond near my house to another pond, because the first pond was being destroyed to make room for new houses. This was all prior to the protection of wetlands we hav...


How to start seeds and transplant them into larger containers
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:08:14

Starting your own plants from seed is a very rewarding experience. The idea you can put a seed in some soil, get it to germinate, grow and then put it in the ground is still amazing to me after decades of doing this.

Some seeds ...


Composting is a great way to make your own soil
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:40:48

Home gardening has really become a bigger and bigger part of many people’s lives over the past decade. Part of this trend is the desire to grow one’s own food. The graphic below from the National Gardening Association gives us a good i...


Weather Wisdom
Hot sunny Wednesday with still more sunshine in the forecast
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:52:24

If you have been hoping for cooler, fall-like weather, you are going to have to wait quite a bit longer. It will be a while before a fall pattern shows up here in New England.

90 Again
There have been ten ...


One of the warmer periods of summer brings us into September
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:53:07

Meteorological summer comes to a close today as the warmest quarter of the year is just about over. While statistically this is the case, the fringes of any season often resemble the previous or the next one. Early September often feels ...


Are you ready for summer in September? (And what about the winter of 2015-2016?)
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:47:41

Meteorological summer ends this weekend as we close out the month of August. This represents the end of the warmest quarter of the year, and next up is the transitional season of autumn. The summer of 2015 will go down as a somewhat dr...


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