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"We're building a dance floor!"

The closer we inch to the completion of our paving stones project, the more we want to dance and celebrate on the new surface! A small group of volunteers, including parents, teachers, a retired teacher, a few students, and generous friends have put in four weekend workdays to remodel our outdoor classroom. 509 more words

Spencer: Crime Scene Photographer

Two weeks later I got outside and finished trellising the red raspberries.  Everyone looks good for spring.

After I finished working the red raspberries I checked on the black raspberries to see if they remained attached to the wire.  289 more words


Composting in a metropolitan area may seem unlikely, even unusual, but in fact NYC is becoming a compost-friendly city, with efforts from our friends at NYC Recycles and Grow NYC. 231 more words


Composter for autumn leaves (how do I compost great piles of dead leaves?)

Dead leaves are mainly rich in ‘carbon’. So, to get a pile of leaves to heat up and make compost, you need to add some ‘greens’ which contain available ‘nitrogen’. 87 more words


I've got worms!

I ran into the house in early October, flushed with excitement.  Finally, I had worms!  They weren’t very big, not like those strapping specimens I remember from my youth.   1,863 more words

Daily Life

Getting My Hands Dirty - Real Dirty

It has been a long “dry spell”- if you will, a drought for my Gardening Blog. I haven’t stopped gardening but have found/made little time to write about getting my hands dirty in the garden. 812 more words


Organic Gardening Advice For New Organic Gardeners

Organic gardening is something you may want to do but never take on the challenge.

TIP! Aspirin water has disease-prevention properties that can protect plants. Three aspirins per four gallons of water will help keep your plants healthy. 1,149 more words

Beautiful Garden