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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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Good Morning, Sunshine!

Just a little ray of sunshine to brighten your day, and a peek at the seedling progress to remind you that spring is coming...eventually...
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A Little Snow, A Lot of Weight

Snow really doesn't look like it should be heavy, all light and fluffy looking, but anyone that has ever shoveled a driveway knows better.
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Signs of Spring

I know that retail outlets tend to rush the seasons - Christmas items hit the shelves well before Halloween, and swimwear hits the aisles as we shiver in the single digit temps.
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

The holidays are over and now it seems as if winter is setting in, with highs over the last couple of days only in the 20s and lows that are just plain cold.
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Unusual Fruits in the Teaching Garden

Tuesday evening, Drew Shifley entertained a crowd at NECIC with a PowerPoint presentation of unusual fruits that will grow in our zone.
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Workshop: Unusual Fruits in Ohio

I love unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables, and I'm excited to find out that a wide selection of goodies can be grown right here in Mansfield.
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December Harvest

December 18, 2015 1 comments
Thanks to the hoop house and the unseasonably warm December temperatures, harvest is still happening at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden.
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Bring Your A Game--Employee Training

Bring Your A Game to Work! Employee Training. Soft Skills Training.

Bring Your A Game--Employee Training

Bring Your A Game to Work! Employee Training. Soft Skills Training.