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    Horticultural Terms - Frass

    FRASS: noun. A term meaning debris or excrement left by the larval stage of insects especially caterpillars and wood boring insects. It can be visible to the naked eye depending on the size of the insect leaving its' debris. Entomologists initially used...

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    The Garden Gateā€¦..Opening Doors in the Community

    Eating Local     The tree has been dismantled, the ornaments packed away, and the Christmas sweater you have worn too often lately is now hiding in the closet. It has been a season of too many cookies, candies, and holiday parties. Welcome to...

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    Gifts From the Garden

    Now that we are harvesting and bedding down our gardens for the winter, our thoughts may naturally turn to sharing or “gifting” some of our bounty. Distinctive and personalized gifts can come straight from our garden, but if you are like me,...

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    Growing Knowledge, A Book Review of The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard

    Tree rings reveal age, Earth's atmosphere reflects the state of its own health, and waterways move to the tune of a changing ability to support life. The ground upon which humanity stands also discloses itself in a myriad of ways: the quiet seasonal joy...

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    Recipes From the Garden: A Taste of the Season

    Recipes From the Garden: A TasteWinter soups can warm up the chilliest of nights. Think of these as bowls of comfort; guaranteed to keep your family filled up and cozy. The one pot lasagna soup has all the richness of lasagna with layers of cheesy...



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