Tag Archives: soil

Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change – What’s a Gardener to Do?

What can we as gardeners do to adapt to climate change? While predictions about climate change and its impacts appear nothing short of apocalyptic, adapting to the changes to come will require a return to gardening fundamentals. Continue reading

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Nurture Your Soil to Grow Your Best Garden

Gardens with rich, dense and diverse plantings—not bare land—attract and provide food for these organisms. They, in turn, move through the soil, aerating, enriching and making it more porous and absorbent. Whatever your “crop”—perennials, annuals, vegetables or fruits—you can join the growing movement of “soil gardeners” who care for their soil in order to grow better, more successful gardens. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Life in the Soil

Book Review of Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners by James B. Nardi. – Thanks to Master Naturalist Kathleen Luisa for sharing her article.
“This is one of the best, most thorough and most completely enjoyable books I’ve read on, well, dirt.” Continue reading

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July 2018 Public Education Events

July 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include these classes: Good Gardens All Start with Good Soil; Twilight Home Gardening Series; Ticks and Mosquitos and Other Bloodsuckers; and Summer Garden Critter Controls.

Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden, and Wednesday Library Garden Talks.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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