Putting My Last Garden To Bed

What a quaint way to say “this is the end of my beautiful garden until next May”! It’s a phrase used often among gardeners. Non gardeners probably scratch their heads when they hear us, and have visions of fluffy pillows …

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What happens to our rain?

Part of the problem with understanding how things work is that it can be hard to forget them. Take for instance the rain we have been getting for the past 36 hours. Because I teach about this subject for a living, I …

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Protecting Safe Spaces for Kids

Gardening on valuable real estate is a radical step towards improving the low-income environment. Cincinnati has more green space (including vacant lots) than any other city in the country. But it’s a bit like the wild west – the cowboys …

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I am one happy gardener this week!  I live on a steep slope and have been battling erosion issues after heavy rainfalls for years.  I’ve built terraces.  I’ve had french drains installed. I’ve planted rugged plants that will “hold the …

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