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February 19, 2010
Composting not only reduces the waste stream and minimizes the production of greenhouse gasses, it produces nutrient-rich humus, a key ingredient to any sustainable agriculture,...
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November 1, 2010
Credit:Gregory Luke SmithPurchasing produce at the market can be irksome after months of fresh, homegrown summer delicacies. Fortunately you don’t have to battle the...
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October 19, 2010
Credit: Gregory Luke SmithWe may still have occasional days of sun and short sleeves, but winter is on the way, and it comes bearing colder temperatures, wetter...
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August 13, 2010
Credit: Neal Foley/FlickrWhen I first started growing vegetables, I found myself waiting for the precise moment when my veggies looked like the stuff I’m used to seeing...
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August 9, 2010
Photos courtesy of Greg Luke SmithPreparing a neglected area for planting can be the most laborious task in the garden. Hours are spent weeding and tilling the land....
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August 5, 2010
Credit: Hint of Plum/FlickrIt takes nearly sixteen gallons of water to grow just one head of lettuce, 18.5 for an apple. Multiply those numbers by the abundance...
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June 16, 2010
Credit: Matt Batchelor/FlickrWhen my husband and I exchanged two decades of urban existence for suburban life, I didn't know a rhododendron from a Rototiller. We did know...
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May 19, 2010
Beekeeper Andrew Cote at New York City's Union Square Farmers' Market. Credit: Rob GoodierSwarms of newbies are taking up urban beekeeping, but the pursuit can be as...
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March 12, 2010
It wasn't until winter's end that the store of food from Joan Gussow's garden finally came up short. "I had to buy a carrot," says Gussow, a Columbia professor and author of This...
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August 27, 2008
Arsenic is a deadly poison, so what's it doing at the playground? Since the 1970s, wood injected with arsenic has been hammered into outdoor decks, benches, picnic tables and...
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