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621: How to Grow Healthy Plants with Greywater

A Farmer Friday interview with Laura Allen: Greg welcomes back Laura, from Greywater Action, this time to teach us some specifics about using greywater. While the concept of greywater is fairly straightforward, there are some basic rules. Laura tells us how to easily recognize and avoid…

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620: Water In and For Our Landscape

A Garden Chat with Don Titmus.– In This Podcast: Greg, co-host Janis Norton, and Don discuss how to apply permaculture concepts to address water issues in our landscapes. They dive deep to reveal the natural systems that protect plants from climate extremes, and they explore ways we can…

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619: Margaret the Condo Gardener

A Farmer Friday Reflection by Greg Peterson: In This Podcast: Greg tells the story of Margaret, who simply walked around her neighborhood and began her transition from food consumer to observer, and finally to gardener. She thought she was looking for a place to grow food. What she found was…

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State officials criss-cross Pennsylvania for urban agriculture week
Redding and other state officials toured 11 gardens in Lancaster, Reading, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. First lady Frances Wolf and lawmakers from the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees joined the secretary throughout the week. By Christen SmithThe Center SquareJuly 24, 2021 Excerpt: State officials spent Pennsylvania’s fourth annual Urban Agriculture Week touring city […]
A guide to Chicago’s urban farms
Fruits, veggies and opportunities By Valentina Pucarelli, PhotojournalistColumbia ChronicleJuly 23, 2021 Excerpts: Growing Home is the first USDA certified high-production urban farm in Chicago. According to LaQuandra Fair, Growing Home’s community engagement coordinator, the nearest grocery store to their farm in Englewood is 20 minutes away by foot, which means few opportunities to get fresh […]
Urban farming helps formerly incarcerated Chicago man in giving back to community
“He’s committed to growing 4,000 lbs. of produce for the residents in the building,” By Kelly Barnicle,WGNTVJul 23, 2021 Excerpt: It began as a way to reduce his prison sentence by enrolling in an agricultural program. Now with a newfound passion for urban farming, David Edwards is working to make healthy, fresh produce accessible for […]
Tomato Troubles – a guide to tomato fruiting problems

Tomato fruit problems In general tomatoes are easy to grow plants and will usually produce something no matter what you do to them but, for good yields of high quality ....Read more

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Late July in the Quickcrop Vegetable Garden

Keep sowing those seeds! I know I said it in a previous mail but I feel I should again remind you to keep sowing seeds for late summer, autumn or ....Read more

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Mid July Vegetable Garden Update

Pollinating Sweetcorn As you may know from previous mails I am growing sweetcorn in the polytunnel this year as part of our video project. I thought you might like to ....Read more

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