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National News - From NGA Editors
California Law Supports School Gardens
The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...
New Tree for the Edible Landscape
Its not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...
Totally Recycled Plant Food
Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If youre a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...
Gardening Anywhere Book
Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....
In the Garden
In honor of this holiday season, I'd like to dedicate a few lines to the noble family of squash, which is most likely a part of your holiday feasts. Pumpkin pie is the traditional end of the meal, but there are so many other types of squash that...
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Squash The Compleat Squash , by Amy Goldman (Artisan Press, 2004; $40), is a guide to the entire...
Clever Gardening Technique
Baked Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash is one of my personal favorites. Cut it in half, bake it skin-side-up at 350...
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