November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden


Farmers' Market Feast

Among the dozen speckled, brown-and-tan, fresh-laid eggs were two cracked ones. I grimaced -- and hesitated. The farmer dropped the price to $2. "They'll be fine if you eat them in a day or two," he said. I nodded, adding them to the Farmers' Market's...
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Web Finds

HortScience Online Which indoor ornamental plants remove volatile indoor pollutants? The HortScience Online Web...


Nature As Inspiration Looking for a collection of short story fiction to savor? Join the authors of Off The Beaten...
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Regional Reminders

  • Destroy Veggies Killed by Late Blight
  • Apply to Longwood's Graduate Program
  • Save Ripe Seeds
  • Rake Out Rose of Sharon Seedheads
  • Prune Away Branches in Your Path

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