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May 13, 2016

State study: Vermont farmers’ markets offer affordable prices

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
May 13, 2016

Grow your own carrots

By Dr. Leonard Perry

Carrots are loved by many, useful in many recipes, nutritious, and they store well. They’re also one of the top 10 most economically important vegetable crops in the world. Follow a few tips, and carrots are easy to grow in…

Home and Garden
May 13, 2016

Add color in the 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…

Create a fairy garden for kids in just six steps
Home and Garden
May 13, 2016

Create a fairy garden for kids in just six steps

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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…

Home and Garden
May 13, 2016

Grass clippings can help you save on fertilizer this summer

(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…

Improve indoor air quality all year long
Home and Garden
March 16, 2016

Improve indoor air quality all year long

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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,…

Did you know?
Home and Garden
March 16, 2016

Did you know?

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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…