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April 2011

Arbor Day

April 29, 2011

Today is Arbor Day in the United States. Arbor Day is an interesting holiday, which gets less press than the all-out events of Earth Day. It originated in Nebraska in 1872, and was founded by Julius Sterling Morton, the editor of the Nebraska City News. April 10th, 1872, was the first Arbor Day, and apparently […]

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High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening

April 27, 2011

The relationship between green living and gardening is obvious, and gardening provides us with a simple, enjoyable way to live more green. But not all gardening habits are created equal. Spending hours watering a chemical-dependent lawn just can’t compete with more earth-friendly garden practices, like choosing native plants or adopting all organic pest control methods. […]

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Earth Week—Small Green Roofs

April 21, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Jenna on Twitter for winning Small Green Roofs in our random drawing! Everyone can join in tomorrow for TWO giveaways — a giveaway of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, and a Grand Prize giveaway of all the books we gave away during the course of the week. Stay […]

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Earth Week—The Edible Front Yard

April 20, 2011

Update: Congratulations to Beth Ann Daye, who won today’s drawing for The Edible Front Yard! Thanks to everyone for playing, and check in tomorrow for a giveaway of Small Green Roofs. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land […]

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Earth Week—Bringing Nature Home

April 18, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Susan Knorr for winning our copy of Bringing Nature Home! Thanks to everyone else for playing, and stay tuned tomorrow for The American Meadow Garden. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land […]

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