Monthly Archives: October 2014

Simpson Demonstration Gardens 20th Anniversary Recap

The Simpson Demonstration Gardens next to the Alexandria Y celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an Open House on Sunday, 22 September. Between 30 and 40 people attended the event, held on a crisp fall-like day. Continue reading

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AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

Over 150 friends and neighbors showed up to enjoy the day — purchasing plants, tasting a great variety of herbal treats and teas, tasting, smelling and gathering samples of culinary, fragrant or medicinal herbs to take home. Taking a mini-workshop to learn more about Monarch Watch!, Good Dirt!, or Eight Great Natives!, making a sachet with colorful cloth and fragrant dried herbs and/or having Andrea Kaplovitz paint a flower or bug on your face allowed many participants to bring pieces of AutumnFest home. Continue reading

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The Useful Life of Our Hardest Working Tree

The white oak is said to be the most useful tree in North America. This eastern species is known for the strong wood and silvery-gray (“white”) bark of its straight trunks. But its usefulness goes much further. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening – Why We Garden

Heeding the call to garden in an environmentally sound manner is a worthy objective. Continue reading

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