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Overwhelmed by the abundance of fruits and veggies ripening in  your garden?  Does your CSA offer more cukes than you can consume? These tried-and-true methods of preserving produce will extend the expiration date on your farm-fresh bounty. For step-by-step instructions, we’ve linked to online resources from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Your local...

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 So you’ve decided to create an outdoor gathering space? Wahoo! What better way to celebrate the landscape than by spending time in your yard?   Now what?   There’s lots to consider when setting up your plein-air retreat, but don’t worry; we’ve come up with a list of things to keep in mind while planning,...

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This year, newly constructed raised bed gardens popped up throughout the spring as people rediscovered their love for gardening. But now that winter is coming, we want to make sure all your hard work keeps paying dividends for years to come. With that in mind, here are a few important steps to take to ensure...

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Wondering what all the fuss is about? Gardening in raised beds comes with plenty of benefits—both for you and your garden. #1 Better Soil, Fewer Stones, More Control For many of us, the soil in our yards simply isn’t up to snuff for gardening. It might be full of roots and rocks that interfere with...

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By Hannah Van Sickle Already dreading winter and the piles of snow that will inevitably accumulate in the coming months? Tackling a fall to-do list between now and the end of November–the kind professional landscapers employ to prepare their own outdoor living space for winter–is the smartest and easiest way to ensure your landscape is...

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By Robin Catalano​ Photo Credit: The Mount Say the name Edith Wharton, and classic American novels like Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence, and The House of Mirth come to mind. But for gardeners and nature lovers, Wharton’s name evokes a different kind of reverence, for the stunning gardens the author—also a talented interior and landscape designer—created in 1901...

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By Robin Catalano You’ve probably read that in the Berkshires and surrounding areas, if you don’t start your garden by Memorial Day, it’s a lost cause. But nothing could be farther from the truth! In fact, there are plenty of crops that grow better when sown from seeds in July, well after the threat of...

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Permaculture is a contraction of both “permanent culture” and “permanent agriculture”. The phrase was coined by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the late 1970s. Inspired by observations in nature and in indigenous cultures, the two began forming a set of principles; believing they could create a system functioning in as much a...

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