Western Mountains and High Plains

December, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

National Christmas Tree Association
If you're in favor of an eco-friendly Christmas tree and not the fake kind, this National Christmas Tree Association Web site will provide more information on celebrating the season with a real tree. For those who have a tree farm or are thinking about Christmas tree farming, the NCTA works to help protect and grow your business. Stay up-to-date by taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of other growers who share the same concerns, questions, and needs.

Clever Gardening Technique

Straighten Bent Spading Fork Tines
An easy way to straighten bent tines on your spading fork is by driving a 2- to 3-foot-long, 1-inch-diameter pipe into the ground. Let the end protrude about 1 foot above the ground. Slide the bent tine into the pipe, and pull gently until it returns to its natural position.

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The Garden in Every School Initiative

Special Report - Garden to Table

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