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Lake County students get their hands dirty

October 10, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

A group of students walked out of Two Harbors High School early Tuesday morning with spades, power drills and planks of wood. They weren’t planning an elaborate heist or disguising themselves as construction workers to cut class; they were working on the school’s garden. Continue Reading

Garden tour Tuesday evening in Carrington

July 22, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

When Vernon and Deloris Morlock moved from their family farm near Sykeston, N.D., into Carrington, the couple saw it as a challenge and an opportunity.
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Garden flowers can be tasty

June 29, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Have you ever noticed in some restaurants, whether locally or elsewhere, they garnish their special dishes with a Dendrobium Orchid flower or two? Something about it adds that special touch to know you are getting something good. It adds just a little color to a sometimes dull and boring plate of food. Not only does this pretty flower add a splash of sophistication, it is also edible. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Salsa fresh from the garden

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Have you ever wondered why vegetables and fruit are called produce? The warm weather that we’ve been experiencing as well as some timely rains has been a real boon to our garden. Some days, I can almost see the vegetables grow right before my eyes.
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Gerlach took third in poetry contest

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Rebecca Gerlach, Plankinton, a fourth-grader, took third place in this year’s POET Tree poetry contest with a poem celebrating gardens and what they provide. Continue Reading

Michelle Obama’s ‘American Grown’ plants a healthy seed

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” by Michelle Obama; Crown ($30) Continue Reading

PRAIRIE GARDENER: Long, hot summer may be in the offing

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some gardeners have called this the year without winter. After one of the mildest winters on record since 1910, the summer is shaping up to be one that will be hot and long. Continue Reading

Cold weather this weekend could mean trouble for some plants

April 6, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Cold weather is looking to make a comeback this weekend.
Meteorologists are predicting a hard freeze Monday night into Tuesday morning that would be cold enough to damage plants.
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Attention Gardeners: Rental plots available

April 5, 2012 in River Falls Journal

Want to get growing but have nowhere to garden? Here’s the perfect solution.
The nonprofit River Falls Community Gardens Group (not to be confused with the Grow to Share Project) has small rental garden plots available for the summer growing season. Continue Reading

Growing Green – Selecting a garden style

February 14, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, “Why do I want a garden?” Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won’t grow, but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother’s cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might be hoping to reduce your food bill by producing some of your own fresh fruits and vegetables. Continue Reading