Annual Garden Gait Tour with Seven Showcase Landscapes

By Greg Hirst on Jun 22, 2021 (Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyo – The Master Gardeners of Natrona County promise an abundance of inspiration from the seven gardens selected for the annual Garden Gait Tour. The event will be held on Saturday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., according to …

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Wheel traffic damage on alfalfa fields needs to be dealt with promptly

Frank Becker | Wayne County Extension Certain periods of persistent rainy weather caused harvesting equipment to scour many acres of first cut alfalfa when the soil was wet or saturated. The impact of gear training on these fields is visible in terms of fewer plants and / or less vigorous …

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By phasing out coal plants, we can save millions of lives

Burning fossil fuels also directly harms us by contributing to various diseases, many of which are life threatening. Emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are the root cause of climate change, which threatens the health of life on the planet and thus harms us all. Yet the burning of …

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How to arrange your garden so that it waters itself

The best time to water the garden in summer is early in the morning between 4 and 6 a.m. This is when the soil has cooled down well after overnight and almost no water will be lost through evaporation. But if you find the prospect of setting an early alarm …

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Microbes and solar energy “could produce 10 times more food than plants” | Food

The combination of solar energy and microbes could produce 10 times more protein than crops such as soybeans, according to a new study. The system would also have very little impact on the environment, the researchers said, unlike animal husbandry which results in huge amounts of greenhouse gases as well …

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Chickweed: Friend, foe or food? | Kodiak

Q: How do I get rid of chickweed? A: Don’t try to beat it, eat it! On Tuesday I teach an online course called Compost Academy. Students, mostly women, from Alabama to Alberta meet in lively Zoom meetings. It’s not just about composting either, especially on Fridays, which have become …

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A simple garden hack with household items

From cleaning the patio with white vinegar to sprinkling cinnamon around the plants, there are plenty of ways to change up your garden with the daily necessities at home. Are you looking for ideas? Raffle compares Instagram and TikTok searches from January to March 2021 for “garden ideas” to find …

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A very different Merrie Monarch

Members of the hula halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Hawai’i were quickly identified in the crowd at Lihu’e airport on Sunday morning because of the dark blue shirt uniform emblazoned with “Merrie Monarch”. The outfit also included matching accessories, including personal masks and personal bags proudly displaying the mokihana berry …

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