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say it isn't so!

Disheartening news for nature lovers everywhere, the National Wildlife Federation has announced a new partnership with Scotts-Miracle Gro.  Huh? Did we fast forward through the winter and today is April Fool's Day?

So the organization that has created initiatives like "Be Out There" which encourages families to spend more time outside, has taken money from one of the largest pesticide and…


Added by Shira Friedman on January 25, 2012 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Organic or not, which do you choose?


Do you buy organic produce?  If you don't because of the cost, do you worry about what the effects might be?  What if organic produce isn't all it's cracked up to be? Would you still buy it? The question of what constitutes healthy, safe food is something I've been thinking about for over 20 years.


Back in 1989 I was a freshman in college. Young and impressionable, a new friend suggested I read "…


Added by Shira Friedman on August 21, 2011 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

Just when I thought it was over, there are more cucumbers...


My how things can change in just a short amount of time, from this....




to this....



I think anyone who has a vegetable garden suffers from the…


Added by Shira Friedman on August 17, 2011 at 10:04am — 3 Comments

Tomato crises on the rise?


Seems that way for me at least... hardly a day goes by that I'm not getting an email, phone call, or facebook message about tomatoes.  They're not ripening, the blooms are fading, my leaves have spots, etc.


So in an effort to address everyone's questions at once.. (not that I don't love hearing from you all)


No, I do not have any ripe tomatoes yet, but that's here in zone 6a Connecticut.  On average here in the northeast things are running behind by a…


Added by Shira Friedman on July 27, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

ticks - what to do?

What's an organic mom to do?


So we had 2 tick incidents this past week in our house.  The first was last Monday, my son had a very engorged, and very stuck tick on the back of his neck, just under the hairline.  I figured, it happens, pediatrician said watch for symptoms, but otherwise let's just do a blood test in 4 weeks to be sure no lyme, etc.  Okay, no biggie.  Then two days later, when I was…

Added by Shira Friedman on April 11, 2011 at 3:34pm — 13 Comments

new to homegrown.org, but not new to homegrown

You can find me  here blabbing about all sorts of gardening stuff!

Added by Shira Friedman on April 7, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments



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