A Growing Trend in the U.S.: Food Forests

Mound-forming alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) tolerate a range of soil and climate conditions and produce small fruits intermittently throughout the growing season. Upstart food forests — designed landscapes incorporating perennial and woody ...

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One size fits all?

Both images courtesy of Shutterstock (Image at right is St. Paul, not St. Cloud, closest I could get) What do St. Cloud, Minnesota and Westerly, Rhode Island have in common? Westerly is ...

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New York bans phosphorus? Huh?

Algae in Lake Erie. Courtesy of the Ohio Sierra Club. For a state government that is generally immobilized under the weight of its own bureaucracy, inefficiency, and stupidity, the crew in Albany ...

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Federal landscapes go sustainable

Somehow I missed some really big news – the October 31 announcement of new requirements for federal landscapes.  Should I blame the less than eye-catching announcement itself, shown above?  Or maybe the ...

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