Mid-Atlantic

December, 2010
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Bag Wayward Leaves - for Spring
Fill large paper yard debris bags with all remaining leaves. Put those bags somewhere out of the way-- behind a fence, hedge, garage-- until spring. Out of sight, out of mind for now. Come March, those leaves will have decomposed enough to use in some way in the garden. They will be of a size and texture to suppress weeds and be nutritious under trees and shrubs.

Shows & Events

Farming for the Future Conference, Feb. 2-5, 2011
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's 20th Annual Conference-- Farming for the Future-- will be at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. Featured speakers include Wes Jackson of the Land Institute; permaculture designer Patricia Ceglia of Human Habitat and a Baltimore grassroots watershed preservation project helping suburban homeowners install permaculture gardens for food production; George DeVault of Seed Savers Exchange; Andrew Kimbrell of the Center for Food Safety and more. See http://www.pasafarming.org/conference2011/ for details.

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