Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2004
Regional Report


Cooking Seasonal Produce
The Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition (MACSAC) has collected recipes from the members of community supported agriculture farms in this cookbook, From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce (MACSAC, $18.50). Not only does the book support the entire concept of the community supported farm, but the recipes are creative and delicious! It's available through the Web site:

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Homemade Hose Guides
A wonderful way to create homemade hose guides is to insert a length of rebar (whatever height you want) securely into the ground at the corners of flower beds. Then slip a copper tube, available from the plumbing section of the hardware store, over the rebar. Top with a decorative finial, which you also can find at the hardware store. The copper will take on a lovely patina, and you now have an attractive piece of garden art as well as a nicely functional hose guide.


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