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Weeds can tell the condition of your garden.

It seems no matter how much attention you put into your garden, the four letter word always comes up…WEED. However, weeds can be beneficial if given a chance and a little know how.   Different weeds can be used as…

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What was the Rwandan Genocide.

In preparation for my trip to Rwanda, I thought I’d better do a bit of research on the Rwandan Genocide.  I admit that I have heard about it, but I really don’t know all that happened.  Some of the basic…

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Managing Insects with Insects

Most gardens may harbor the same insects year after year. Some of these insects common to our region are aphids, cutworms, cucumber beetles, squash bugs, tomato horn worms, potato beetle and Japanese beetles. These insects can be controlled by learning…

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Succession Planting

Have you ever planted your garden patiently caring and tending all summer only to receive a bounty in one shot – so much food you don’t know what to do with it? Succession planting is basically strategic planning so that…

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3 Weeks to Rwanda

It’s starting to sink in now as the madness of planning a big trip like this takes a lot out of you.  As anticipated there’s always barriers to getting where you want to go. One of the big barriers is…

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Making a true difference…

This recent Facebook post has truly made me personally understand how important it is to help people who are less fortunate. We set out designing a Keyhole Garden kit for North America – and we (and our customers) in a…

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How to Reduce Weeding & Watering.

How to Reduce Weeding & Watering. When observing how organic mulches work, we only need to see how nature works.  Nature provides dead leaves, plants and twigs to the ground where they break down, decompose and create a natural ground…

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Eat your flowers!

When intercropping flowers with your edibles, you may be surprised to learn that these nectar rich blossoms can also provide a culinary source of food to enjoy. For example, consider planting nasturtiums when planting beans. Not only will they provide…

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How mulching improves soil

If you’re trying to find ways to avoid hours of watering and weeding, mulching would be a good option. Mulch can be anything that restricts moisture loss from the soil improving nutrients and plant growth. Organic mulches such as grass…

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Nitrogen Fixing – and Sugar Snap Peas!

During the second week of April and observing the last quarter of the lunar cycle, we planted some sugar snap peas.  Peas are a member of the legume family, including beans, clover, vetch and alfalfa for example.  These peas are…

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So easy a child can build it!

How hard is it to build a Keyhole Garden?

How hard is it to build a Keyhole Garden? So easy – a child could do it. (Seriously!) Here’s a couple of really cute photos of Lynne Hanrahan’s grand-daughter who was a huge help in putting together Lynne’s new African…

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