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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Gardener’s Checklist: Week of July 2, 2020

It's time to sucker tomatoes. Do you know what that means? And have you ever used poultry grit?

Winter is just the beginning at The Farm New Marlborough

Farmer Tom is a one man-show, unless you count the dozens upon dozens of animals that are slowly transforming the rugged land through rotational grazing patterns, proving, in short, that many hooves make light work.

Egremont Green News: Egremont’s exemplary environmental achievements

By chipping away at our waste line and energy consumption, we hope our local efforts are joining a larger, worldwide movement.

NATURE’S TURN: Frozen northeast, flowering northwest

After the ground freezes, gardeners look up to seed stalks and vines of flowering annuals and perennials to decide which to leave for wildlife and to disperse their seed in the landscape, and which to cut to collect seed for intentional sowing or to compost.

Egremont Green News: Festive tips for skipping all that holiday trash

Check with your town, but most paper and tissue gift wrappings, as well as cards, are recyclable as long as they don’t contain foil, metallic inks or glitter. And all those cardboard shipping boxes could make a great first layer of sheet mulching next spring.

Egremont Green News: Long-gone Rag-and-Bone Men are starting to look like heroes of the zero-waste movement

Foraging through garbage and picking through the houses and property of the dead, the rag-and-bone man became a figure for dark shadows and dead ends. So watch out for him on Halloween.

NATURE’S TURN: Autumn at summer’s edge: plant for winter, prepare for spring

As we remove the dying remains of summer food crops, cool weather vegetables become ever more attractive.

NATURE’S TURN: Succession sowing; gentler, greener growing practices

As you prepare for succession planting and look ahead to new growing spaces, please consider that creating and maintaining permanent planting beds is the starting point for recognizing soil as an ecosystem of micro- and macro-organisms.

NATURE’S TURN: Feed your soil, sow spring edibles, plant fruits for Arbor Day

While cool weather prevails, make it a priority to plant onion sets or plantlets, shell and snap peas, lettuce, arugula, spinach and radish, all direct seeded.

NATURE’S TURN: Gardening on the cusp of winter

By day’s end, 15 inches of snow had whitewashed whatever we’d wished to accomplish in the garden before winter. Snow accentuated every landscape and architectural feature, creating new beauty.

NATURE’S TURN: Mutual nurture, preparations for spring – with gratitude

Chased outdoors by the thought of impending hard frosts, the nimble gardener has been propelled by late autumn’s version of Indian summer.

NATURE’S TURN: Goddess of the garden, flower of the woods

Plants grown for food as well as for pure pleasure leave much to give back to the ground at the end of their life cycles.

NATURE’S TURN: Tender harvests, hardy plantings – autumn’s in the leaves

Good garden hygiene in the fall is preparation for a healthy start in the spring. Clear dead, dying and weed plants before cold weather discourages the effort.
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