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Worm Farming Makes Organic Compost for the Garden - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Worm Farming Makes Organic Compost for the Garden - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Worm farming makes organic compost for the garden. By add earthworms to your kitchen scraps and compost pile you will grow the number of worms that break down organic materials for your soil.
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Community compost pile erected at Salvation Army - Lynchburg News and Advance

Community compost pile erected at Salvation Army - Lynchburg News and Advance | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Community compost pile erected at Salvation Army
Lynchburg News and Advance
The cold wind whistled through the fence as a group of Liberty University students huddled over small silver stakes, trying to press them in the ground.
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What/Where/How to start in your Greenhouse or Polytunnel

What/Where/How to start in your Greenhouse or Polytunnel | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
If you'd like to grow plants undercover but aren't sure how to begin, this guide will help you with your greenhouse or polytunnel decisions. (“@Greensideupveg: Fed up with wet summers and want to grow under cover?
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Get Rid of the Lawn, Plant Your Own Vegetables

Get Rid of the Lawn, Plant Your Own Vegetables | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Get Rid of the Lawn, Plant Your Own Vegetables - A dedicated group of vegetable gardeners are ripping out their front lawns and planting dinner.
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Yep! And our Harvest Calculator will help you see how much you're saving!

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Schools Add In-House Farms as Teaching Tools in New York City

Schools Add In-House Farms as Teaching Tools in New York City | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Teachers at schools with their own gardens are bringing their classrooms to nature, encouraging students to plant, harvest and experiment with solar and wind energy.

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Love love love school farms/gardens!

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Growing Mint in Containers

Growing Mint in Containers http://www.pottedvegetablegarden.com/potted-vegetable-garden-e-books.html Marty Ware from the Potted Vegetable Garden provides an ... (Sorry if the audio was low, the newer videos should of fixed this problem.
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Garden Writers Association | GWA Foundation - Garden Trend Surveys

Garden Writers Association | GWA Foundation - Garden Trend Surveys | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
www.gardenwriters.org The Garden Writers Association is an organization of professional communicators in the lawn and garden industry. (You know it! - Vegetable gardening remains top priority!
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Chicago Botanic Garden: Sample School Gardens and Themes

Chicago Botanic Garden: Sample School Gardens and Themes | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Chicago Botanic Garden. With 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres, the Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty that you can stroll through daily. Feel free to spend some time on this site!

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California School Garden Network

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Jessica Vega's comment, April 23, 2014 8:13 PM
this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth.
Jessica Vega's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:15 PM

this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth. 

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Organic Vegetable Gardening -- Maybe it's the Hottest Gardening Trend in 2013!

Organic Vegetable Gardening -- Maybe it's the Hottest Gardening Trend in 2013! | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Growing organic vegetables is the newest craze in gardening this year.

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We really hope so!

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Mike Eis's curator insight, January 7, 2013 11:17 PM

Go Organic! Go!Go!Go!

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Go and Get Dirty to Eat Clean; Stop and Grow Organic Produce in Your Own Backyard.

Go and Get Dirty to Eat Clean; Stop and Grow Organic Produce in Your Own Backyard. | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Get dirty to eat clean! Plant a seed in the soil to grow your own organic food & have fresh, local goodies just outside your door - all year long!

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Mike Eis's curator insight, January 7, 2013 11:20 PM

Get down and in the dirt. Organic is where it's at! Down to earth and healthy!

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Urban Patchwork brings home grown food to Austin neighborhoods

Urban Patchwork brings home grown food to Austin neighborhoods | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, January 29, the folks at Austin Green Drinks sponsored their monthly meet up at In.gredients on Manor Road.
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And check out that awesome black radish she's holding up!

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Offbeat Gardening: 10 Creative Container Ideas

Offbeat Gardening: 10 Creative Container Ideas | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Sure, you can hit the home improvement store for clay pots, but you can also add personality to your container garden by using these unusual planters.
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Camden Garden Club's eviction could worsen plight in a food desert - Philadelphia Inquirer

Camden Garden Club's eviction could worsen plight in a food desert - Philadelphia Inquirer | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Philadelphia Inquirer Camden Garden Club's eviction could worsen plight in a food desert Philadelphia Inquirer The overall lack of supermarkets in the city has landed parts of Camden on the list of the country's worst food deserts - defined by the...
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Gardening project prepares for 4th season - Claiborne Progress

Gardening project prepares for 4th season - Claiborne Progress | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Gardening project prepares for 4th season Claiborne Progress Photo submitted LMU Organic Gardening Project members in the new kitchen classroom pictured from left to right, Courtney Williams, Bill Clayton, Debra Dunn, Bonnie Banks, Jeanne and Dave...
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Rap-Up.com || T.I. Goes Gardening with CNN

Rap-Up.com || T.I. Goes Gardening with CNN | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Rapper, actor, author, and…gardener? T.I. shares his passion for all things green during an episode of CNN's “Sanjay Gupta MD.” The Kang and his family learn how to plant a winter garden with some help from Taja Sevelle ...
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Even T.I. gardens!

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Backyard Farming: No Dig Gardening

Backyard Farming: No Dig Gardening | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
A few years ago I started researching no till/no dig methods of gardening and it intrigued me. I thought about the beautiful forests here in the Wasatch mountains and the fact that they never needed to be tilled to get new growth ...
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Gardening with barrels | Facebook

Gardening with barrels | Facebook | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
GreenUp! Guy wrote: Gardening with barrels. Join Facebook to connect with GreenUp! Guy and others you may know.
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British home improvement giants to banish bee-harming products

British home improvement giants to banish bee-harming products | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Following a major announcement connecting bee deaths to a family of insecticides, two major home improvement retailers in the U.K. pledge to pull gardening products containing the chemicals from their shelves.
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Good news!

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Chicago Botanic Garden: School Gardening Educational Publications

Chicago Botanic Garden: School Gardening Educational Publications | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Chicago Botanic Garden. With 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres, the Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty that you can stroll through daily. Feel free to spend some time on this site!

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Meatless Monday: Lentil and Butternut Squash Curry | Reboot With Joe

Meatless Monday: Lentil and Butternut Squash Curry | Reboot With Joe | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
Easily cooked in a large stovetop pot or in a slow cooker, this is a nice warming meal with plenty of high anti-oxidant spices which have been shown to have anti-cancer benefits.
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We've got several butternut squashes hanging around in the pantry. This looks like a great recipe to add to the list of things to cook up in the next month or so!

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Common pesticides 'can kill frogs within an hour'

Common pesticides 'can kill frogs within an hour' | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
New research suggests the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the global decline of amphibians

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How scary! Frogs are an important part of a healthy garden!

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Cindy Meredith's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:12 AM

As if we needed more evidence that toxic chemicals used in farming worldwide are harming wildlife, here's an article from The Guardian detailing which pesticides are the worst.

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Chef Matteo’s Winter Kale Salad | Reboot With Joe

Chef Matteo’s Winter Kale Salad | Reboot With Joe | Simply Grow Great Food | Scoop.it
In the first episode of The Joe Show, we see Chef Matteo make his Winter Kale Salad. It's perfect for colder months since it fills your body up with an abundance of nutrients, healthy fat, and a hint of natural sweetness.
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Kale is such a wonderfully healthy vegetable, and super easy to grow!

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