One of the greatest barriers preventing consumers from purchasing local food at farmers’ markets is the perception that farmers’ markets are too expensive. Many consumers report that they avoid purchasing local food at direct marketing outlets, such as farmers’ markets, for fear of high costs….
Home and Garden
By Dr. Leonard Perry
As every gardener would agree, flowers provide color in the landscape. But it is an understanding of color and its uses that allows gardeners to make the most of their flowerbeds and to achieve pleasing results. Looking at plants as a…
Fairy garden creation is a great way to get kids interested in gardening, while teaching them a useful skill such as how to grow and take care of plants.
Gardening can be an enjoyable activity for adults and children alike. Gardening…
Courtesy of Rutland Garden Club
A variety of plants are potted and perused by vendors at a previous plant sale.
The Rutland Garden Club’s annual plant sale will take place Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. until all plants are sold….
Many bees need protection from pesticides and other threats.
Honeybees flitting from flower to flower is one of the first signs that warm weather has arrived. Honeybees are a welcome presence in the garden, pollinating plants and contributing to local…
(MS) According to Scotts®, a premier lawn seed and care company, grass clippings contain the same beneficial nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, as fertilizer. Grass clippings can provide as much as one-third of the annual feeding requirement of your lawn. Homeowners who mow their…
Saturday, May 7 at 8 a.m. — TINMOUTH — The 32nd annual Tinmouth plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Old Firehouse. Viewing will be from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m. No sales will be made before 8 a.m. Come early for the…
Mopping after vacuuming can remove any lingering allergens and improve indoor air quality.
(MS) As winter wears on, it’s not uncommon for people living in cold weather climates to experience some cabin fever. In addition to contributing to cabin fever,…
Trends suggest that homeowners are again investing in home improvement projects.
The home improvement market, which includes both improvements and maintenance, has rebounded considerably from its most recent low point in 2011. The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of…
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