The House Finch in Collingswood invites you join their workshop to learn more about Mason Bees and how to successfully raise them this spring. While easy to raise these solitary pollinators, there are some important things to know about their lifecycle, bee house placement and environment, and predator protection. After the workshop, you will have the knowledge to know the best bee house option for you and know what to expect based on how you want to interact
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The first Seed and Plant Swap of the season will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, upstairs at Eclipse Brewing, 25 E. Park Avenue. This event starts at noon and participants are encouraged to bring seeds and divided plant parts - both vegetable and ornamental - to share and exchange. Seed and plant exchanges allow gardeners in the community to come together and share seeds, cuttings, and transplants from their own gardens to swap with others. There is no cost

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Join the move to “Go Green” or eco-friendly throughout March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Here are som Sham-ROCKING ideas to start you off! Shut off and unplug electronics when you are not using them. Switch to Eco-friendly cleaning products in your home. Save paper and money by switching out your paper towels and magic erasers for re-usable, and/or biodegradable cleaning cloths. Purchase a set of re-usable shopping bags, and keep a few in your car

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"Together We Grow" is a 40-minute documentary that tells the inspiring story of a thriving hub helping to build resilience into its local community by growing, sewing, repairing, sharing – you name it, Common Unity is doing it!  With a theme of "Growing out of Our Troubled Civilization" Transition Town Reading shares three films, offering a realistic but practical perspective on where we now are, and where we might go as part of Reading's International Festival.

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In November 2023 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map, updating this valuable tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 2012 and it shows the impact that climate change will have on gardens and yards across the country. USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The new map,

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Irish Central recently published an article about researchers at North Carolina State University led by Professor Jean Ristaino who have have concluded that potato blight was first reported in five different US states in 1843, two years before the beginning of the Great Hunger in Ireland in 1845. Potato blight was first reported in five different US states - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut and the study deduced that infected potato tubers

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The efforts of the Merchantville Green Team and Incredible Edible Merchantville have been in the minds and hearts of Maple Mews. And, their year-long campaign - spearheaded by resident Janice Wilson Stridick - has implemented many of the principles and small actions that make municipal programs like these work. Since last spring, they planted edible and pollinator gardens, reduced their lawn mowing height and frequency, removed invasive species, completed

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