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If You Teach Someone to Garden…

We’ve all heard the adage that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime. It’s…

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Growing Garden in a Box

One of the Minnesota State Horticulture Society’s most successful programs over the past few years has been Garden in a Box, which gives low-income gardeners the tools they need to…

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Gardeners and Give to the Max

This week, Minnesotans will be hearing (a lot!) about Give to the Max Day, a once-a-year event during which people can make online donations to charities. There are awards and…

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Awards for Northern Gardener

Like most folks who publish magazines or blogs or books, we at Northern Gardener most enjoy hearing comments and compliments from our readers. “That feature really helped me figure out…

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Hot Off the Press: Permaculture for Vegetable Gardeners

The current issue of Northern Gardener includes a delightful profile of a Minnesota gardener who is incorporating permaculture principles in her home landscape. The idea of permaculture — permanent agriculture…

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New Northern Gardener on News Stands

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener should be on display at many garden centers and bookstores in Minnesota now. The issue includes several great articles for gardeners as we go…

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The Joys of Garden Travel

Gardeners seem to share a number of characteristics, besides their love of gardening. Many are also good cooks; a lot are big readers or crafters in the winter; and many…

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How to Cure Winter Squash

Most Minnesota gardeners have already harvested their winter squash — the goal is to get them out of the fields before there is a hard freeze. But how do you…