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New England

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden


Asters -- Love 'Em and Leave 'Em

A few weeks ago, as I was taking a walk through a old field on a beautiful, blue-sky fall day, I came upon an amazing sight. In among the tawny grasses and sunny sprays of goldenrod rose the pinks and purples of wild New England asters. And on one...
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Favorite or New Plant

Ice Follies Daffodil There are so many different daffodil cultivars to choose from, it can be overwhelming at times. I...

Clever Gardening Technique

Erect Stakes for Winter Screening If you plan on protecting vulnerable evergreens from winter sun and wind injury with burlap...
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Regional Reminders

  • Disconnect and Store Hoses
  • Cut Back Some, Not All Perennials
  • Mulch Root Crops to Extend Your Harvest
  • Replenish your Soil
  • Get Your Christmas Cactus Ready for Bloom

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