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Demystifying Hybrids with Cha-Ching F1 Zucchini

Katie Spring | August 20, 2018 | Garden Pathways

Demystifying Hybrids with Cha-Ching F1 Zucchini

In 2014, High Mowing Organic Seeds introduced the Cha-Ching F1 hybrid zucchini, an organic option to compete with conventional zucchini market standards like Payroll, Payload, and Paycheck. And started a path to breaking some longstanding rules in commercial hybrid seed production. 

Vermont's Got a New Organics Business

Henry Homeyer | July 14, 2018 | Garden Pathways

Vermont's Got a New Organics Business

For more than thirty years, Paul Sachs has been making fertilizers for organic growers. He learned how to create fertilizers using natural ingredients to include all the minerals needed by plants, not just the “Big Three” – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. His fertilizers naturally include magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and boron from sources such as seaweed, cottonseed meal, ground peanut hulls, and minerals like rock phosphate and green sand. . .

It’s Time for Puttin’ It Up

Bonnie North | August 16, 2017 | Garden Pathways

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You may remember your mother or grandmother’s stories about “puttin’ up” tomatoes or green beans every summer.

Make It a Wild Summer

Jasmine Kosele | May 15, 2017 | Summer '17 | Issue forty-one

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For wildcrafters and other wild food junkies summer is time for the “main course,” when a treasure chest of rich, green, jeweled wild plants adorn the landscape. Wildcrafting is simply the “art” of collecting wild plants for food or medicine, and many common “weeds” are not only delicious and nutritious, but also offer a plethora of internal and external medicines.

Grow Where You Work

Charlie Nardozzi | May 25, 2016 | Summer '16 | Issue thirty-seven

Northeast Kingdom Community Action – Barton

Across the country, employees are realizing the benefits of gardening where they work. And as company wellness programs proliferate, employers are looking for creative ways to engage their staff.

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