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Skill Share Workshops: Log-Grown Shiitake and Wincaps in Woodchips

Mushrooms are a great source of nutrition and a wonderful addition to any garden. Garden enthusiasts can easily grow many varieties of mushrooms in a shady spot in their backyards. 436 more words

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Hour-Per-Day Gardening Continues

The hour-per-day gardening project continues. Spring is the busiest time of year, followed by fall harvesting. With the addition a part of our neighbor’s plot, we have more work and space than ever. 166 more words

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Borrow Garden Tools from the Tool Library

It is springtime and I see gardens being put in around the village. Did you go out to your garden shed and find that a tool you need broke? 112 more words

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How Hard Could It Be to Make a Shirt?

The institute’s tagline is “housing, clothing, and feeding ourselves in a post-fossil-fuel world,” but we give short shrift to the “clothing” part as we work on gardening and construction projects. 432 more words

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One-Hour-Per-Day Gardening is Back

We have a big garden and try to grow an increasing percentage of our own food. We’ve still got potatoes and some canned vegetables from last year in the larder. 320 more words

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Bee Report -- Early Spring is Here

In the last report, we found that the institute bees survived the “polar vortex” -30°F (plus windchill) temperatures but the research hives, which were split heavily and smaller in size, did not. 426 more words

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How to Use a Windfall: An Extra 5,000 ft² of Growing Space

Our neighbors have run a market garden for years, selling produce at the Dane County Farmers’ Market and others. This year they have decided to scale back and just grow for themselves. 489 more words

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