Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden


Planting Fall Crops

The cold weather is coming on fast, and I can't stand the idea of giving up my Swiss chard, mustard greens, and lettuce that are thriving right now. So I'm hauling out the cold frame. I still have some small Chinese cabbages and endive also, so I'm...
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Building a High Tunnel Learn How to Build a Hoop House [Kindle Edition] by Brent Black and Dan Drost (Utah State...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Coffee Grounds as a Great Deodorizer Save your coffee grounds. Whenever you put vegetable scraps in the compost pile, cover them with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lift Tender Bulbs
  • Winterize Ponds
  • Harvest Winter Squash
  • Protect Against Critters
  • Compost!

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