Ruby-throated hummers at my feeder

Ruby-throated hummingbirds

The smallest bird in North America, the ruby-throated hummingbird is a vibrant green on its back and white underneath. The males have a distinctive red throat, which is where they get their name. These birds are incredibly agile flyers, and they are also able to hover in mid-air as they feed on nectar from flowers. … Read more

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Insect damage in the garden

Insect damage in the garden

Here is some great information from a survey that Mother Earth News did to learn more about what works, and doesn’t when it comes to limiting insect damage in organic vegetable gardens. They had 1300 gardeners from across the United States respond, so is pretty good. I’ve included 7 of the top garden pests and … Read more

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Food Forests

Food-forest

If you’ve ever wandered back roads in a developing, tropical country, you know that many of the locals grow much of their own food. You might also have noticed that their food gardens aren’t comprised entirely of small annual vegetables planted in straight rows like ours are. They are typically wild-looking plantings of edible trees, … Read more

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Edible Weeds

Edible Weeds

Did you know that some weeds we are always worried about in our yards and Gardens are actually good for you, and can be delicious if prepared properly? Be sure to identify the edible weeds correctly (The ones described here are easy to spot.) Avoid harvesting from anyplace you suspect pollution — such as from … Read more

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