Southwestern Deserts

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

California Law Supports School Gardens

National News

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

It’s 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 you’re 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....

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In the Garden

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Saving Food Traditions

"Americans feed our cars better than our bodies," comments Terri Nacke, a Phoenix-area holistic nutrition educator. Her statement sent a ripple of nods (perhaps a few guilty ones!) through members of the Arizona Herb Association at a recent meeting....
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Resources

Web Finds

Slow Food USA Taste, Tradition, and the Honest Pleasures of Food is the banner on the Slow Food USA Web site....

Books

Endangered Plant and Animal Foods Renewing America's Food Traditions: Bringing Cultural and Culinary Mainstays from the Past into...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rev Up Compost
  • Force Paper Whites for Indoor Display
  • Continue Transplanting Perennial Flowers
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Monitor Water Use

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