Winter Landscapes Give a New View

Winter is a time to notice the qualities of our landscapes that are concealed by the showy leaves and flowers of spring, summer and fall. It is not until trees, shrubs and landscapes are stripped free of their leafy clothing …

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Five Books for the Vegetable Gardener

Are you looking for some good garden reading during the off-season? Need a gift for your back-to-the-land brother-in-law? Here are some new additions to the Civic Garden Center’s Hoffman Horticultural Library that would make fascinating reading this winter. For your …

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City Beat’s holiday pull-out this week shines a spotlight on local businesses – shops, restaurants, theaters – and how supporting them this holiday season will breathe new life into our local economy. If you are anxious to start your holiday …

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Thanks to the support of the Ohio EPA, middle and high school classes will be able to attend field trips at the Green Learning Station free of charge… they won’t even have to pay for the bus to get them …

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Build up Garden Beds with Sheet Compost

Sheet composting is a low-work gardening strategy that recharges your garden beds. The basic idea is that you create a layered compost pile on top of an exisiting garden bed or where you want to build a new bed and …

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Hosed

Hosed I think we’re all tired of hearing about the drought, or at least tired of having to endure it. The current status (see right) doesn’t reflect the rain we got last Wednesday, so I’m looking forward to seeing the …

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Free Community Garden Training!

Would you like to make your neighborhood more safe and beautiful?  Do you want to learn more about gardening practices?  If so, the Civic Garden Center has a series of classes that may interest you!  Join us starting November 3rd for …

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Save Tomato Seeds for Next Year

Saving tomato seeds is a great way to cut your garden budget. Instead of buying new seeds each year you can select one of the best fruits from this year’s tomato plants, save the seeds, swap some with your friends and …

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