Category: Gardening

Why Garden

Fresh, ripe raspberries at your fingertips – just one reason to grow a home garden. English photo. By Joyce White Gardening has been an abiding interest since my first 4-H garden at age 10. The year was 1942 and we called it my “victory garden,” because President Roosevelt, “FDR,” had inspired the nation – well,

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Transition

Toki Oshima drawing. By Hildie J. Lipson The challenges we face, such as peak oil, climate change and economic crises, can be overwhelming to us as individuals. Here in Wayne, a few of us have been meeting to talk about joining the Transition Towns Movement, an initiative that seeks to build community resilience to mitigate

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Nellie Davis

By Jane Lamb “The garden is for health of mind, body and soul,” says Nellie Davis, who has been nurturing all three in her Lornell (for “The Lord and Nellie”) Gardens at Bean’s Corner in North Jay for almost 25 years. For the body she recommends the exercise gardening demands and the nutritional advantages of

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Cooperative Gardening in Northport

Ocean Glimpse gardeners enjoy the onion and corn harvest. From left to right in front, Wendy Meacham, Susan Pierce, Rossi Meacham, Sean Meacham; on the deck, Roger and Regina Knight with corn. Photo by Judy Berk. By Jane Lamb When one of the highlights of summer is a bunch of grownups sitting on a deck

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Lessons Learned

Toki Oshima illustration Half a Dozen Books With Garden Themes By Sue Smith-Heavenrich A few summers ago the local weekly was promoting a garden contest to keep kids “off the streets and doing something worthwhile.” I wasn’t interested in encouraging my children to grow giant zucchinis, but I was interested in the free seeds. They

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Camden

Barbara Smith admires a fellow gardener’s melons. Lamb photo. By Jane Lamb How can a community garden be a secret garden? Just ask any of the folks who raise their favorite vegetables in the Camden Community Garden. To some of them, it’s the most beautiful place in Camden. “It’s a fun place to be,” says

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Summer Garden

Cabbage, tatsoi, peas and kale are among crops that can be started in summer to extend the growing and harvest season into fall. English photos. National Garden Bureau photo. By Roberta Bailey There is a week in late July when I find myself wishing that I could stop time. The garden is perfect. Tomatoes are

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Evanses Garden

This is the house that Eric Evans built, with bee balm gracing the dooryard. English photo. American Chestnuts, Daylilies, Vegetables and Friends By Jean English Laura and Eric Evans seem to have lived a life comprised of one fascinating project after another. The community garden – or, more accurately, community of friends garden – that

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