Compost Guru Frank Gouin Answers All Our Questions

  I'd heard Dr. Frank Gouin's name mentioned almost reverentially for years and wasn't about to miss his winter workshop at Homestead yesterday.    So without …
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Organic Gardening Magazine's New Editor and Make-Over

Organic  Gardening magazine is having a very good run.  Not that they're solely responsible for the upsurge in growing food and growing it organically, or in …
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What's in Your Future Harvest?

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook     Since 1994 a group of Mid-Atlantic small farmers practicing sustainable agriculture have worked together …
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Grocery Gardening: The Thrill of Victory...The Agony of Defeat

  Grocery Gardening Forty-one million U.S. households grew some of their own food in 2009, according to the Garden Writers Association. That’s 38% of U.S. …
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Learn About Composting

What to Learn Yep, that's a lot of learning going on next Saturday and Sunday at the old Homestead.  Here's the line-up, and I'm told there's still room - but …
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The Ugliest Month in the Garden

  Ugliest Month Every month gardenbloggers post what's blooming in their garden on the 15th, but like all Marylanders, there's absolutely nothing to show you.  …
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High on the Winter To-Do List? Gardening Recordkeeping

 
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Ode to Not Just Any Goat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook     As the story goes, there are always challenges on a farm. When you come to know a farm, you are part of …
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Visiting the National Arboretum in Winter

    The National Arboretum No matter how frozen our garden soil or how dormant our plants, lucky gardeners near D.C. can get a big fix of plants and whole …
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Plant of the Month: Winterberry Holly

 
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As Comfy As it Gets + 'Food Rules'

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook       As the grip of a chilling winter wraps around us, hibernation becomes a viable escape-but not …
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Priscilla's Garden, for a Taste of Summer

Priscilla's Garden It feels like Antarctica right now, I'm in the mood for lush gardens and memories of summer temperatures and I know just the place to …
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