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Cool Weather Crops Are Hot This Fall

Cool Weather Crops Are Hot This Fall There’s still time for a second season of gardening. Many of us think of vegetable gardens as something to be started in spring for a summer harvest—truly savvy gardeners know that mid to end of summer is a great time to plant cool weather crops for fall harvest

A Fantastical Garden Find – Southfield, Michigan’s Hidden Treasure

A Fantastical Garden Find – Southfield, Michigan’s Hidden Treasure Jeffrey Weinstein is an art teacher and artist in Southfield, Michigan who has a fantastical, whimsical garden - a hidden treasure

Super Cuts Trees Service Review - Mike Murphy and Crew are A Cut above the Rest

Super Cuts Trees Service Review  - Mike Murphy and Crew are A Cut above the Rest Michael Murphy, owner at Super Cuts Tree Service, has been green long before going green was popular

World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden Review - Unite for a Sustainable Chicago

World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden Review - Unite for a Sustainable Chicago Recently, I had the opportunity to join in activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden for World Environment Day (June 2nd), the theme of which was “Unite for a Sustainable Chicago”

Uncommon Ground Review - The Greenest Restaurant in America

Uncommon Ground Review - The Greenest Restaurant in America If you are looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, complete with warm atmosphere and eco-conscious practices, look no further than Uncommon Ground, with it’s two Chicago locations: 1401 W. Devon Avenue (Edgewater) and 3800 N. Clark St. ...

Christmas Tree Update - Italian Stone Pine – maybe the best choice as a “Living” Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Update - Italian Stone Pine – maybe the best choice as a “Living” Christmas Tree I’ve had several questions about Christmas trees lately. There are basically three choices for Christmas trees – 1) artificial, 2) cut and 3) living trees for planting outdoors after the holidays. There are pros and cons of each choice

Organic Club of America Newsletter

Organic Club of America Newsletter We have something new for you. Our membership area of DirtDoctor.com has changed to the Organic Club of America

Mulching Update

Mulching Update As with many issues, I’ve changed my mind about some mulching through the year

Home & Garden Gift Guide 2011 - Garden

Home & Garden Gift Guide 2011 - Garden A Garden Guide to expose you to great Gardening Gift Ideas for the year 2011 for those you love or for yourself!

Primrose Valley Farm and The ARK Review - Sharing the Earth's Bounty

Primrose Valley Farm and The ARK Review - Sharing the Earth's Bounty Primrose Valley Farm, an organic farm in Wisconsin and The ARK, a social service agency in Chicago have a connection that is win-win for all

Summer Plant Management

 Summer Plant Management Healthy Plants have a Mass of Mycorrhizal Fungi like this Seedling

Potting Soil Update - 2011

Potting Soil Update - 2011 Potting soil should be light weight, but I do not recommend peat moss potting soils. Peat moss is anti-microbial. Microbes don’t grow well in it. That’s just the opposite of what we want

Dwell on Design 2011 Review - A Three-Day Celebration of Modern Design

Dwell on Design 2011 Review - A Three-Day Celebration of Modern Design This year, Dwell organized the West Coast’s largest design event which features design talents from around the world. This event was located at the Los Angeles Convention Center(June 24-26, 2011).

Dwell on Design 2011 Review- An Evening with Miele and Dwell Editors at Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances

Dwell on Design 2011 Review- An Evening with Miele and Dwell Editors at Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances On Wednesday June 22th 2011, Bay Cities Kitchens and Appliances welcomed Miele and Dwell editors for an evening of savory bites, intelligent debate, and inspiring design.

Coffee Grounds - Use them Twice!

Coffee Grounds - Use them Twice! I have used and recommended coffee grounds as an organic fertilizer for years, but they have another important use

"Life Rules" Review - An Interview with Author Ellen LaConte

"Life Rules" Review - An Interview with Author Ellen LaConte We all hear about climate change on a seemingly daily basis, but just how can climate change really impact us? How did these environmental crises come to be? Is there anything we can and should be doing to assure a sustainable future?

Add a Little Happy to Your Life

Add a Little Happy to Your Life "It's a weird feeling to have so many genuine fans. I can not tell you how many people have come up to me and told me stories about how having my art in their home makes them feel happy, even during a bad time in their life"

Heirloom or Hybrid? - Yes, You Really Can Have the Best of Both Worlds

Heirloom or Hybrid?  - Yes, You Really Can Have the Best of Both Worlds Choose hybrid tomatoes for their improved productivity and performance. Add a few heirloom plants for variety and flavorful additions to family mealtime

Bed Preparation 2011 Update

Bed Preparation 2011 Update The Key To Successful Gardening is Excellent Bed Preparation

Great Book with a Bad Title

Great Book with a Bad Title Here’s a recent question about strange creature identification

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