Tag Archives: Gardening

Urban and Rural Food Deserts

Have you ever heard about food deserts? No I didn’t mean desserts, I meant Desert as in dry…barren, where living conditions are not favorable for either people or plants. I started working at a downtown office  little over a year … Continue reading

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Food Independence – Is it Needed?

With the increased popularity of Community Gardens and Farmers Markets does your Community need a Food Independence Ordinance? A friend from down the road, Ed S. sent me this link the other day from an Irish website that was actually … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume 6 – Water Conservation and Harvesting

Is Peak Water going to be a Limiting Factor to growth and production? Peak Water is getting a lot of discussion lately.  In 2010, the New York Times used “Peak Water” as one of the Words of the Year!  Morgan … Continue reading

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Get Rid of the Chemicals!

How to get rid of harmful chemicals in our homes is a quandry that we have all had! Whether it be poisonous pesticides, paint products, cans of gasoline, solvents or things as simple as soaps and dish detergents, they all … Continue reading

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How Many Different Ways Are There To Compost?

The local Payson Community Garden recently held a “How to” class for Composting! Glen McCombs from Plant Fair Nursery here in Payson provided the basic information for everyone to digest (pun intended!).  I am going to outline a few of … Continue reading

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Is Roundup what you should use in your Garden?

Roundup is sold in so many stores I am really surprised I haven’t bought any yet! It’s near the check out at Home Depot and there’s a large display of it in the Garden Section of Walmart and other big … Continue reading

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Food Conservation and Wise Use!

Food Conservation is something that we deal with daily.  I know this is a cruel post to publish on Easter Day when families are gathering and feasts are going on.  It is also an appropriate day to reflect on what … Continue reading

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Capturing Water from your Roof for Gardening!

This is also not a new idea! In the arid Southwest its tough to get a garden to grow! Or we pay large amounts to the water company so that we can keep our gardens wet and growing.  Once it … Continue reading

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Is it Greywater or is it Gray Water?

I Actually Found Three Different Spellings! In my research effort, I found Greywater, Grey Water, and Gray Water.  Anyway you look at it it’s still the same. The concept of using Greywater is disgusting to some, but its really OK! … Continue reading

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