PRAIRIE FARE Does Gardening Really Count as Exercise?
When I was very young I loved to help with gardening. Squash, pumpkin and bean seeds were easily within my planting capability. Im not sure I ever graduated to the manual dexterity needed for planting... Posted on 5/16/15 at 12:22 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET German Pancakes
It's a beautiful Sunday morning and what better way to spend it than with special breakfast. My husband was off to watch his oldest son play hockey bright and early this morning and I had every intent... Posted on 3/22/15 at 9:47 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Getting Rid of the Feeling That We're Failures
Just outside our dining room window is an extremely pathetic nectarine tree.
Actually, when it comes to producing nectarines, it's phenomenally successful. With its lack of leaves, hollowed out inn... Posted on 10/1/14 at 4:27 PM
After decades of civil war destroyed Angola's fertile farmland and a booming oil industry pushed out all other commerce, Santa Rodrigo wondered how she could ever bring up her five children in the poverty that surrounded them.
Huddled around a single flickering candle in a tiny wood and cardboard shack on scrubland in Mexico's northwest, laborer Genaro Perfecto and his family prepared to bed down for the night on a bare earth floor.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of the wild strawberry's genome may help them produce berries that are cheaper and easier to grow and arrive in stores in peak condition.
They’re called “community gardens.” And at two local schools, they’re producing a bumper crop of goodness – excited students, a new way of learning, healthy meals for hungry families, new partnerships and more.
By Heather Huwe, Intern Reporter
July 30, 2010
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Orchardists and fruit growers from parts of Vermont hit by a hard freeze are assessing the damage to their crops, but it could be some time before the full extent of any damage is known.
The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a recent study.
PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a tiny fruit fly with an exotic name and a taste for some of Oregon’s most valuable crops. And since its surprise and destructive appearance last August, the state’s leading entomologists have been engaged in a frantic, crash course to find it, understand it and control it.
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