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Jul 9, 2014 — If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.
Apr 5, 2014 — More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
Dec 16, 2013 — A woman in Miami Shores, Fla., is suing her town after it forced her to remove vegetables from the garden in her front yard, which she had tended for 17 years. She's being backed by a a national public interest law firm, but the town says it's a long-standing zoning ordinance that won't be overturned.
Dec 3, 2013 — The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
Oct 29, 2013 — Older people who are active every day appear to lower their risk of heart disease and death by almost a third, even if they're not doing the kind of exercise that breaks a sweat. Gardening and puttering around the house qualify. And don't overlook berry-picking, a popular pastime in Sweden, where the study was done.
 

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Decorating with Greens: Bringing the Outside Inside

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on using nature's natural bounty indoors this holiday season.  Go to full article

Getting the Drift: Natural Snow Management

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on landscaping for natural wind breaks and snow fences.  Go to full article

How to Find a Tree Fit for the Holidays

Some people will travel from site to site, farm to farm looking for the best Christmas Tree. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on picking the perfect tree and taking care of it through the Holidays.  Go to full article

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Winter Birds

Winter bird feeding is an increasingly popular activity. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips for winter bird feeding and attracting birds to the backyard.  Go to full article

Time to Finish Those Outdoor Chores

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on feeding the lawn, mowing and mulching leaves and other late autumn garden chores.  Go to full article

The Fruits of Autumn and Winter

Autumn and winter are challenging seasons for birds as they search for food to fuel their long journey south or to help them survive the harsh North Country winter. ...  Go to full article

Autumn Garden Ritual: To Preserve and Protect

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on raking, mulching, composting, and making the garden snug for winter.  Go to full article

To Prune or Not to Prune?

You may feel the need to prune trees and shrubs during fall outdoor cleanup chores, but horticulturist Amy Ivy says to wait until spring.  Go to full article

Fresh Food: The Benefits of Buying Directly from Local Farmers

A wide selection of local produce is available this season, and that means plenty of opportunities to buy fresh produce at farmers markets and roadside stands. ...  Go to full article

Plant Now for a Spring Surprise in the Garden

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has advice on the best way to plant bulbs for maximum effect next spring.  Go to full article

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