Good Morning, Sunshine!

January 14, 2016 3 comments
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

January 13, 2016 1 comments
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

January 12, 2016
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!

January 6, 2016
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

December 30, 2015
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

December 21, 2015
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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Managing Your Three-Bin Compost System

December 17, 2015 6 comments
For those of you that have ventured into the world of the three-bin composting system, here are some tips and tricks to help you stay ahead of your compost.
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Compost Bin in Action

December 16, 2015 2 comments
Once again, many thanks to our workshop attendees that braved the cold and ice fog to lend a hand with our new three-bin compost system.
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Compost Bin Complete!

December 5, 2015 1 comments
Ice fog can't stop these gardeners!
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November 25, 2015 1 comments
The compost pile at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden is growing...and growing...and growing. It's time to put it in its proper place by building a compost bin.
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How to Roast Your Homegrown Sunflower Seeds

November 23, 2015 2 comments
Many people grow sunflowers, but have no idea what to do with the heads once they are fully formed. As it turns out, roasting your own sunflower seeds is super easy, and even fun.
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