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Welcome to North End Matters

A lot of exciting things are happening at NECIC, and to stay in the loop, you may want to consider signing up for our newly revamped, digital version of North End Matters.
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Fall planting and Persephone

September 26, 2016 0 comments
It's time to get those winter crops into the ground, aiming for 75% maturity before we reach the Persephone Period.
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Green Peoplez Take Home Seven Blue Ribbons

The Green Peoplez, a group of young, intrepid entrepreneurs that have delved whole-heartedly into the NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden, took home seven blue first-place ribbons and two red second-place ribbons from the Mansfield Men's Garden Club 62nd Annual Fall Harvest Show at Kingwood Center Gardens on Saturday.
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Black Plastic: The Easiest Way to Garden

Saturday's black plastic gardening class at John's Park was a lot of fun, despite the heat and humidity. At least we had a nice breeze blowing that day!
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Organic Matter Matters

Once again, the weather was less than ideal for an outdoor garden program. Are we doomed to rain and chilly temps for every program? Maybe. Does that scare the stalwart gardener? Of course not!
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It's all about the soil, baby!

Saturday morning was what we've come to expect for events at the Teaching Garden - cold, drizzly, chilly, damp, and just plain brrrrr! At least it wasn't ice fog this time.
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The War of the Whiteflies

As the Teaching Garden currently lacks a heated place to start seeds, I started them at my home, where I have great light and a team of committed volunteers.
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A shed is born!

You wouldn't think something as simple as a garden shed would be exciting, would you? But boy oh boy are we excited about the new shed at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden!!
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Lots happening at the Teaching Garden!

The Blust Avenue Teaching Garden is an amazing place to be this spring! It's early, and we're still getting snow from time to time, but the beautiful days are starting to outnumber the cold ones - at least that's what I keep telling myself ...
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Marketing and Promoting Your Home-Based Enterprise: A Wrap Up

If you missed Terrie Bonfiglio's amazing workshop Marketing and Promoting Your Home-Based Enterprise, don't worry, we can fill you in on the excitement.
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Sixth Annual Raising Richland Community Garden Summit - another great event for gardeners!

North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC), in conjunction with area partners, hosted in the Sixth Annual Raising Richland Community Garden Summit at Mansfield's Longview Center on Thursday, March 10.
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23 Days Til Spring!

Earlier this week, it was definitely winter outside.
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Upcoming Events

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60/60 Cleanup

Join us at NECIC, 199 N. Main Street, for the 60/60 Cleanup!

NECIC North End Farmers' Market

Join us at the NECIC North End Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.!