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Heirloom Exposition and Free Tickets

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The Third Annual National Heirloom Exposition takes place in Santa Rosa, California on September 10, 11, 12.  Read on for a free ticket offer.

First a word or two about heirloom vegetables.  What’s the big deal ?   They are often funny looking, can be hard  to grow, and often yield less than modern hybrids with no better nutritional value.  For many they are a fad, appealing to trendsetters, snobs, and the politically correct since “heirloom” is often tied to “sustainability” and “organic”. Continue Reading →

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The Beginning of A Rain, Rock Garden

A note from our colleague and guest contributor, Ed Snodgrass:

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“I just built a rock garden out of boulders that has a water feature powered by my downspouts. Of course, it normally would only run when it rains. But these downspouts come off my green roof so water drips for days after the rain, thus extending the motion in the garden. I’ll be planting it in early spring. But I’ll send a construction photo along since I know you can imagine it finished. There are two downspouts in the photo”. Continue Reading →

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