Time to Start Dreaming of Spring

Fall is one of my favorite seasons: the late summer flowers are still holding on, deciduous trees start putting on their colorful displays and cool weather vegetables start booming again. Nursery sales kick in and I often pick up a …

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The Neighborhood Gardens team’s builds gardens on a shoestring budget.  We have a nose for finding the free leaf mulch, newspapers for weed suppression, donated rain barrels, pots, plants and even services like the man who wanted to practice whacking …

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Watering the Roof

This afternoon I stood on the roof of the Green Learning Station and watered. I was not cleaning the roof, I was watering its newest inhabitants. They looked a little shocked to have been moved from their garden apartment to …

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Get Ready for Fall Gardening

In the middle of 90 degree weeks it is hard to imagine that fall is on its way, but now is the time to start planning your fall vegetable garden. If you enjoy eating any of the following foods you …

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GREENarama Saves Energy with Style

Being an offical eco-geek, I was excited to visit Columbia-Tusculum’s GREENarama, a home show featuring all LEED-certified homes, built to maximize energy efficiency and minimize impact on the environment. I was expecting to see lots of bamboo floors, recycled glass …

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Tour Terraced Gardens in OTR

“Are we in Tuscany?” You’ll be wondering as you stroll through Ted Gantz’s terraced gardens off of Sycamore Street in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, June 26. Ted explains his gardens experience a micro-climate enabling survival of tropicals that would not …

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Potatoes in a Box

Potatoes are usually considered a space hog in the garden: you need to plant them in a large area in order to have enough to feed your household for more than a few meals. For this reason I have never …

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Why I Garden…

Have you looked at the forecast recently?  In my line of work (and leisure), I check the weather report at least once daily, sometimes several times a day to track storms or time activities around predicted rain.  Though it seems …

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