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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Hoop House Updates

As this is the first year for the hoop house, we've been tracking temps and comparing the plants indoors vs the ones outside. Here's an update:
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Seeds - you know you want to start some!

It's time to get those seeds started! Join us next Thursday, Feb. 11, at NECIC (199 N. Main St., Mansfield) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. as we cover the best techniques for indoor seed starting!
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Join the renegade gardeners!

NECIC's annual Garden Movie and Pizza Night, held Jan. 21, was a big hit. If you weren't there, we missed you!
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Gettin' our Big Girl Leaves!

The seedlings are doing well. The peppers have finally started germinating - they are always such slow-pokes- and the tomatoes are getting some true leaves.
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NECIC North End Elder Program

Are you age 60 or older? If so, you are invited to the NECIC North End Elder Program!