Sustainable Gardening: Green Gifts for Nature Lovers

Sustainable Gardening: Green Gifts for Nature Lovers

BY JOSIE SEELIGSON Living gifts that perpetuate health and productivity are the ultimate in both sustainability and pleasure. Plants help improve air quality both indoors and out, and keeping green plants around is a surefire way to fend off winter blues by bringing...

Sweet on Citrus Gardening

Sweet on Citrus Gardening

AN ELEGANT FORM OF EDIBLE LANDSCAPING BY JOSIE SEELIGSON A few years ago I planted a small Satsuma orange tree in our backyard. Lovely evergreen leaves unfolded barren for a season or so, until finally, late one spring, delicate white flowers fragrantly blossomed near...

Managing Mother Nature’s Mood Swings

Managing Mother Nature’s Mood Swings

Mother Nature may not be stoppable, but the effects of her actions can be managed by employing some of these strategies. Extreme summers can plunge us all in a hot dusty wake of cracked earth, or alternatively, torrential downpours. During one severe drought several...

Hydroponics Flowing into Our River City

Hydroponics Flowing into Our River City

Mother Nature devised her growing patterns to utilize basic elements of sunlight, water, soil and nutrients. However, with increasing human populations and decreasing fertile farmlands, botanists look to synthesize these growing elements more efficiently. The...

Sustainable Gardening: Bees & Their Keepers

Sustainable Gardening: Bees & Their Keepers

Honey is the Reward A honeybee community is the mother of all matrilineages. One queen dominates 100,000 members, mostly unfertile working females. The guys have it good for a while, hanging around eating honey, trying to mate with the queen. She goes on just one...

Chef Elizabeth Johnson: Mindful Sourcing

Chef Elizabeth Johnson: Mindful Sourcing

Chef Elizabeth Johnson Shares Her Philosophy To Support Local Growers BY JOSIE SEELIGSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANICE THACH Gardeners can tip their shade hats to the Culinary Institute of America for nourishing a movement that has now seeped through our soil and grown strong...

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