John Kohler visits Will Allen’s Growing Power in Milwaukee

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ makes a special trip to Milwaukee to show you how YOU can grow in the winter time—in the snow! After watching this video you will know how you can grow in the snow. You will also learn more about what they are growing at Will Allen’s landmark urban farm Growing Power.

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“Yard Talk”—video program and hotline encourage gardening with native plants

| March 16, 2011 |  An episode devoted to native plants with visits to plant sales, salvage events and beautiful gardens around the county.

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Tree grafting demonstration gives you advice and confidence

| Mar 10, 2011 |  Lon Rombough knows horticulture well from a lifetime of personal study in the field. Considered one of North America’s foremost authorities on viticulture and author of the book The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture, Rombough takes us through his steps for grafting cuttings from fruit trees (scions) onto established trees.

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Seed-starting tips video posted by the Chicago Botanic Garden

| March 2, 2011 |  Blayne Greiner, Instructor for the Windy City Harvest urban agriculture program, gives us some tips from his recent class on seed starting. A lot of information was covered in this 3-hour workshop, so if this video still leaves you with questions, consider taking these courses. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/windycityharvest/courses.php to sign up for the next one.

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Seed-starting TP rolls and questioning the growing media we choose

| Mar 3, 2011 |  Starting your own seeds indoors over the winter is a great way to save money, get stronger plants, earlier blooms, and a longer growing season. An affordable and sustainable way to do that is by starting your seeds in recycled toilet paper rolls! Learn more at gardengirltv.com and urbansustainableliving.com.

|  March 3, 2011  | Sometimes I wonder if a lot of things we buy overseas are just the result of marketing and have no added benefit to us. The obvious costs are energy to transport from overseas, loss of American jobs in both agriculture and distribution and more … and possibly chemicals used in the materials or the methods to make them. We need to take a hard look back to a time in America’s past, to our forefathers and relearn a few things.

See also “Peat bogs too valuable … peat moss.”

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What does clover in your lawn indicate? Is it desirable?

NCAPVids | February 17, 2011 | Lindsay Schramm explains conditions that lead to clover growth in lawns.
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Hoop house adjoining Chicago school gives students winter farming experience

chicagobotanicgarden | February 15, 2011 | ABC 7 Chicago featured the Green Youth Farm at Dyett High School in their Live Green segment recently. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/greenyouthfarm for more information on the program.
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U.S. Wildflower Center among global native seed-collecting initiative

wildflowercenter | February 15, 2011 | More than a dozen staff and volunteers of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ventured to West Texas in fall 2008 as part of this global seed-banking mission. They spent a weekend at The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve to collect targeted species that include burr seed cucumber.
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Winter gardening with hoop houses

umsystem | February 11, 2011 | University of Missouri Extension workshops show farmers how to build hoop houses. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service started a three-year pilot project last year to financially help horticulture producers build high tunnels. For more information about the USDA program click on these links: http://extension.missouri.edu/ or http://www.mo.nrcs.usda.gov/news/news
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Looseleaf lettuce-harvesting tip (and a welcome sight in January)

KarmaGoods | January 20, 2011 | How to harvest lettuce. [From Phoenix, Arizona.]
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