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Discoveries Along the River

On a beautiful September evening, naturalist Ned Swanberg led gardeners and visitors through the diverse life along the North Branch, where the …

The Garden Turns September

In early September, the garden’s generations within the season are in full swing. It’s full of food ready to eat and blooming …

A Visit from Budding Gardeners

At a children’s center garden, woodchucks ate the vegetables they’d planted. Only the watermelon was spared. So Irina Markova, who has been …

Crouching Gardener, Hidden Veggies

It’s disappointing when a favorite crop doesn’t produce well. This season, for example, our lushly leafy eggplants are not laying many eggs. …

How Garden Tasks Become Food

It’s obvious that harvesting ripe squashes, cucumbers, and tomatoes will result in meals. Some plants require harvesting to stay healthy and continue …

Garlic Harvest

Last fall we planted garlic. We used a combination of garlic seed we grew here and some we purchased from nearby organic …