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Roundup under the spotlight in Denmark

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
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Danish scientists have concluded that there is a need to investigate the possible effects of glyphosate herbicides on the health of livestock.At the request of the Danish farm minister, scientists from Aarhus University investigated farmer reports of ill effects of GM soy feed on livestock.The scientists concluded that there is a need to investigate the possible effects of glyphosate herbicides on the health of livestock, especially during sensitive phases of life.Martin Tang Sørensen, a scientist in the Department of Animal Science, reviewed published studies in order to identify potential risks ...

Agriculture Education Blooms in Urban, Rural High Schools

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1 mentions1 week ago
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Plant cultivation, fish farming and urban forestry are among the topics covered in agriculture classes in high schools today.No longer just about cows and plows, the modern agriculture industry encompasses subsectors such as urban forestry and agricultural biotechnology, which includes the genetic engineering of crops. As the industry ...

The End Of An American Beekeeper: The Jim Doan Story

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4 mentions3 weeks ago
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It has been almost a year since commercial beekeeper, Jim Doan lost his bees to neonicotinoid exposure. Industry continues to shift the focus away from the pesticides and have used anything and anyone as a scapegoat in order to continue to sell products containing or treated with neonicotinoids.

Building a Rain Garden

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2 mentions2 months ago
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Sandi Gill-Smith is a retired scientist who lives in the Washington D.C. area with her ailing husband Ivan. As he slowly loses his mobility, the couple continues to become more home-bound. She commissioned Ecologia Design, founded by author Michael Judd, to convert her yard to an edible one ...

Homestead Hints

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1 mentions2 months ago
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There are two main suggestions that I would give to any would be gardener who is starting out for the first time. Today, I'm going to focus on these two main points, with more to come later, because I believe every other suggestion I could give still hinges ...

Our 7 Favorite Garden Products

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Spring has (almost) sprung, and that means the bounty of the garden can be yours once again. From a large plot to a container on your terrace, any size garden gives you the joy of fresh flavors. Embrace the rejuvenating power of the garden with our favorite garden ...

Plant fruit trees to make your garden complete - Telegraph

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6 mentions2 months ago
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The room where I write looks out over the perennial garden, the veg patch and the fruit cage. In the rare moments that the view hasn’t been obscured by driving rain this month, it is a pretty forlorn sight. Otter Farm is rarely the neatest of places – ...

Harvesting Rainwater: How to Make a Rain Barrel - Do It Yourself - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Rainwater that is collected in a rain barrel before it hits the ground is free of many contaminants that water picks up as it filters through soil. This soft, warm (and free) water is perfect for plants, lawns, and many other outdoor applications. DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient ...

Growing Open-Pollinated Heirloom Corn - Farm and Garden - GRIT Magazine

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“One American farmer feeds 128 folks, plus you,” or so proclaims the adage found on roadside signs across the heartland. Yet ironically, most of those farmers actually produce commodities such as corn that get passed on up the line — and aren’t consumed directly or even indirectly by ...

Encouraging Native Bees with Insect Walls

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4 mentions2 months ago
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Bees are on the decline, particularly honey bees.Without bees and other pollinators, every gardener knows that plants just won’t do what they are meant to.This summer, I noticed in my own garden the proliferation of squash blossoms that never became zucchini and pumpkins, instead languishing on the vine,

How to Start a Compost Bin - In The Garden - Mother Earth Living

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What if you could green up your lawn, create gorgeous healthy plants and never have to buy commercial fertilizers again? Composting provides all of these with the added benefit of helping the earth by cutting down the amount you contribute to landfills.1. To begin you will need some ...

Mulching Tips from the World of Ruth Stout: Organic Gardening

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People are always asking Ruth Stout a great many questions about the year-round mulch method: what kind of mulch to use; how much; when to apply it. Here are some of her answers.Don't leaves mat down? Somewhat but that makes no difference, since they are between the rows ...

Garden Planting Guide: When to Plant Seeds and Seedlings for Your Region - Eat Healthy - Natural Home & Garden

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Now is the perfect time to plan your greatest garden ever, and one of the best ways to ensure success is to plan ahead about when you’ll plant what. Some plants thrive in cooler soils, while others will only think about growing when it’s warmer. It’s important to ...

2,4-D Comment: The Most Important Thing to Do This Month

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Submitting a 2,4-D comment may not have been on your list of things to do this month, but scientists and food safety experts want you to make it No. 1 on your priority list!A quick backstory: 2,4-D is an old-school weedkiller that could soon flood our fields again,

Better Lettuce Seed Germination – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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1 mentions2 months ago
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When lettuce is mentioned, many think of the standard iceberg lettuce found in supermarkets and restaurant salads. That is changing with the growth in popularity of the different types of lettuces from Romaine to head and leaf-type lettuces, mainly due to the flavors and colors that they offer ...

Growing Wild: A How-To Guide for Avoiding Weed-Filled Wildflower Mixes - Garden - GRIT Magazine

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Wildflower mixes offer a quick and easy way to create vibrant meadows of colorful blooms — providing long-lasting beauty and a habitat for birds and butterflies. If you plant the wrong mix, though, you could end up with invasive or weedy plants as unintended guests in your garden ...

Garden Sheds and Outbuildings from the Gardenista Gallery: Gardenista

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Although they're inherently practical, there's something romantic about garden sheds and outbuildings. As extra spaces, they're not required to meet the basic needs of a main home. As demonstrated here, a shed can really be whatever you want it to be. Collected from the Gardenista Gallery of nearly ...

10 Easy Pieces: Potting Benches: Gardenista

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EXPLORE MORE: Issue 5: Potting Sheds, Hardscapes & Furnishings, Potting Sheds, 10 Easy Pieces, Outdoor Furniture, Garden Accessories, Furnishings Is a potting bench a luxury or a necessity? We think both. It's a way to avoid an aching back from squatting to pot plants, a means to contain ...

Growing Leeks From Heirloom Seeds - Farm and Garden - GRIT Magazine

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Leeks have recently gained popularity in the vegetable world, but they’re still not filling the serving dishes of ordinary households as frequently as other veggies.Much favors the cultivation of the leek: They are relatively easy to grow and are tough once established, they are not eaten by four-legged ...

Gardening For The Girls - Life on Itzy Bitzy Farm Blog - GRIT Magazine

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For more than 125 years, Grit has helped its readers live more prosperously and happily while emphasizing the importance of community and a rural lifestyle tradition. In each bimonthly issue, Grit includes helpful articles, humorous and inspiring articles, captivating photos, gardening and cooking advice, do-it-yourself projects and the ...

How to Grow Organic Potatoes: No. 1 Potato Expert Shares His Best Tips - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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Herd Seeder is the primary name in the industry, having produced quality seeders and spreaders for m... We have few opportunities during our stay in Australia to fly home and do work ourselves on the prop... Simply by covering your potatoes with ample mulch, storing potatoes in the ...

Types of Wheat: What to Grow and How to Use It - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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1 mentions2 months ago
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Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Wheat Monsanto and the biotech bullies are once again moving to ti... The second post (of three) describing an organic gardener's attempt to grow his own wheat. Cam grows a patch of wheat to see how much work is involved. He will never take a ...

New Report Shows Monsanto A Major Culprit in Record Decline of Monarch Butterflies

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We hate to be the bearer of bad news, again, but the 2013-2014 overwintering population numbers for Monarch butterflies in Mexico were just released yesterday, confirming our bleak predictions from a few months ago: the situation is worsening. Last year’s overwintering numbers were an all-time low, with monarchs ...

Patrick Whitefield's Guide to Choosing Vegetable Seeds

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The wind may be howling, the rain may be sheeting down and the garden may look bare and bedraggled, but now is the time to think about buying seeds, before the rush starts. The first step is to decide what you want to grow next year and see ...

2014 Mantis Tiller Award

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2 mentions3 months ago
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For more than 30 years Mantis has made gardening easier with its famous tiller/cultivators, dual-chamber composter, and many other gardener-friendly tools. Mantis products are available direct from the factory, through mail-order, and through more than 3,500 equipment dealerships nationwide. Mantis presents the 18th year of the Mantis Tiller ...

Revolutionise Potato Growing - Support Our No-Spray Varieties

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Revolutionise Potato Growing - Support Our No-Spray Varieties 20 Days to go £11,375 raised of £20,000 target Get Involved Read More About Us Cheerleader Become one of the Sarpo Crowd and receive updates of progress in our venture 7 Backers Purchased 7 Units Promotor DONATION - Join the ...

3 Easy DIY Greenhouses for Under $300

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1 mentions3 months ago
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It’s seed-starting season and spring is just around the corner. If you’re looking to start seeds indoors and realize that you don’t have enough windows space to sprout seeds indoors, or don’t want to raise your electrical bill by installing grow lights, building a greenhouse from recycled and ...

DIY Greenhouse Underground - Farm and Garden - GRIT Magazine

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1 mentions3 months ago
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The trench inside this greenhouse forms a heat sink during the day, while concrete block walls release heat at night.Dean Steward built a 14-by-24-foot “in-ground” DIY greenhouse for just $120. He simply trenched out a walkway between ground-level beds, walled it with concrete blocks and covered the beds ...

Pinterest Inspiration: Apartment Gardening Ideas - In the Garden - Mother Earth Living

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2 mentions3 months ago
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It’s only January and I’ve started to feel the itch to garden. It may be too early to start planting, but it's never too early to start planning. Growing your own food is fun and rewarding, but it can also be challenging, especially when you have zero green ...
 

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