Posts Tagged ‘ gardening ’

Homely but Valuable: Don’t Pull that Weed!

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

It’s a dilemma: Some of the plants we call homely weeds, beneficial insects call home-or dinner, or incubator. I was reminded of this when a visitor recently remarked, “You’re growing all the stuff I pull out.” He was looking at the patch of gone-by milkweed. The milkweed family, I said, is the only one that

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‘Jewish Local Greens’ CSA Offers Organic Vegetables in W. Hartford

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

Jewish Local Greens is a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture). Members pay up front for a season’s worth of produce, grown at our partner farm (Adamah, in Falls Village CT, a certified organic, Jewish educational farm). The CSA system shortens the distance from farm to table, benefiting the health of our bodies, our wallets and the earth.

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New plant map shows state warming

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

Garden writer Colleen Plimpton has been keeping a gardening journal for 40 years. She has seen things get warmer. “I used to wait until Memorial Day to put impatiens in,” Plimpton, of Bethel, said. “Now I can put them in (in) early May or April. I can grow things I couldn’t before.” The U.S. Department

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New Haven gardens growing healthful eating habits (video)

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

NEW HAVEN — A new urban farm project is sowing the seeds of green beans and good health for families in New Haven struggling to ward off diabetes. New Haven Farms is the grassroots organization behind three community gardens popping up around town. The idea was born out of Chabaso Bakery’s garden partnership with the

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