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Chickens, Greenhouses & Gardening At Free Workshops

Written by Theresa Catlin What do gardening, raising chickens and designing a greenhouse have in common? They all fall under the definition of “permanent agriculture” or Permaculture. Bill Mollison, an Australian and one of the founders of permaculture, describes it this way: “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than ...

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Iridescent Iris In A Flea Market garden

Iris time! Iris are a Flea Market gardeners best friend in Spring because of the easy care and reliable beauty. Because they occasionally have to be divided, they are a common ‘pass along’ plant. Here’s a few favorites, your advice and how to divide irises. ‘Iris,’ was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods, and the ...

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Amazing Adoptables Available Now

OAKHURST – Looking for someone warm to curl up with at night? These five fabulous, sometimes drooling four-leggers are dogs currently in the foster care system with Kellen Rescue. Kellen is a nonprofit no-kill dog and cat rescue, rehabilitation and placement organization whose mission is to partner loving life-time homes with the animals in their foster care network.

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7 Spring Projects To Save You Money

With the onslaught of “spring cleaning,” it can be hard to know where to begin and which projects take precedence. Below are 7 important spring chores that will not only give you a place to start on your spring cleaning, but will save you money in energy efficiency and preventative maintenance. Read up and get started! Happy cleaning….

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Free Workshop On Year-Round Gardening

MARIPOSA COUNTY – You CAN have fresh food all year long. Mariposa Master Gardener President Betty Massey will present a free workshop on year-round gardening Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Senior Citizen Hall, 10340 Greely Hill Road, Greely Hill. She will cover which things grow best in cool weather and which do best in warm weather, ...

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Color Confidence, Step 3: Ready to Paint

If you’ve been dreaming of painting your home and you want a pulled-together, designer look, it’s time to move forward and make those dreams a reality. I know that selecting paint colors can be stressful and I won’t say “it’s only paint” since paint today can be expensive and the process time-consuming. I hope that you’ve read my previous Color ...

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Craft and Garden Workspaces: We Clean Up!

Spring Cleaning: We straighten up our garden craft supplies! True confession time! Where do you keep your junk, …. I mean “art supplies?” This is a term coined by our own George Weaver, who once showed us his shed, and “art supplies” is now our own term for the junkola that we cobble together to make ART for our gardens. ...

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