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A new resource page submitted by Jacky. The site helps pay for itself by product reviews of which we know nothing about but the garden resources seem good. Special note to Mike McGrath's blog near bottom. :-)
Building your own backyard pond is sometimes a challenge, but the final result can be stunning. By Mary-Kate Mackey / April 30, 2010 This will be my last ...
Roadside farm stands a labor of love for gardeners For Carolyn Benton, the roadside farm stand in front of her North Main Street home in Raynham is all about the joy of gardening. ... Youth Farm also growing leadership and community in a St. Paul garden Cultivating the hard work and the awe-inspiring nurturance that goes into gardening is noble work, and I salute those who have the foresight to introduce ...
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Ed and Teresa Rollins have been stewards of the land for many years on their farm in Giles County, Northwest of Prospect, TN. In addition to their beef, poultry laying and honey, they have been producing a natural soil fertilizer from poultry waste and wood chips for almost 12 years now.
While the Tennessee Land Stewardship Association was still certifying organic farms, Ed and Teresa were not only members but also on the board of directors. There commitment to land stewardship is nothing new and this is reflected in their development of this low odor, composted product.
They guarantee an NPK of 1.8/2.4/2.2 and that the application rate is one 22lb bag for 50 square feet. While it can be purchased straight from the farm, there are also two retail outlets in the Shelbyville area. Bedford Moore Farmers Coop and Shelbyville Farm Supply.
Here are some links to learn more. Some require the Adobe pdf reader, so if you do not have it, you can download it free here. http://get.adobe.com/reader/ You may have to turn off your pop up blocker. Growing & Harvesting Sunflowers Sunflowers are one of the easiest garden crops to grow. They tolerate most soil types and their roots grow deep and spread wide, giving them the ability to withstand a fair amount of drought..... Health Tip: Good Gardening Techniques Gardening is a relaxing activity and a great form of exercise. But all that bending, kneeling, digging and lifting can take a toll on your back, knees, wrists and other joints. Gardening 101: Attracting beneficial bugs One of the best ways to manage pesky bugs in your organic vegetable beds is to maintain a diverse and pesticide-free garden environment that attracts plenty of beneficial bugs. Students plant garden A physical education teacher at Alden-Hebron Elementary School points to statistics that show that if you want children to eat fruits and vegetables, you should get them involved in gardening
The Tribune - Kingwood,TX,USA
The members met at the Village Learning & Achievement Center to continue plans for the first phase of an organic garden that will economically benefit the center by providing Stoney Glen residence “Villagers” with an easy-access work environment for growing vegetables for themselves, volunteers and the community.
The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom. Using food systems as a unifying concept, students learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious seasonal produce.
Schools in three Tennessee counties, Hancock, Hawkins, and Cocke began purchasing from local farmers in 2005. See Existing Programs for more information on farm to school efforts in Tennessee.
Garden soil may look like just a pile of dirt, but it's actually a mini-ecosystem with organic matter such as microscopic bacteria, worms, insects and other creepy-crawly critters - all of which work together to give a plant everything it needs to thrive. Just as a mother gives life to a baby, the earth gives life to plants.