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14 Gifts for Flea Market Gardeners

Holiday and birthday gift guide for Flea Market Gardeners! If you can’t mange to wangle a truck load of rocks or mulch (a really good idea!), here is a good page to stick under the nose of a loved one, to give them an idea of gifts that we Flea Market Gardeners like. Many of the things we especially like ...

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Create Healthy Soil For Healthy Plants

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Anyone who likes to garden knows that healthy plants come from healthy soil. But most of us in the foothills aren’t blessed with that. We have to work at making it. You’ll learn how to make your soil the best that it can be at a free “Nurturing the Soil” workshop by Mariposa County Master Gardeners president ...

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Christmas Springs, Christmas Springs!

It’s ‘spring’ for the holidays! Due to a mysterious surplus of rusty bed springs amongst us here at Flea Market Gardening,…many ‘spring’ projects have been used this Fall in Holiday decorations this year! Here’s what has been done by our gardening crafters:

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The History Mystery # 12

Written by Roger Mitchell, Historian & Librarian at the Fresno Flats Historic Park, Museum, & Research Library This month’s History Mystery is about an arrastra, a primitive type of quartz mill, about a mile east of Highway 41, just off Thornberry Road (Road 420). Here on the top of a ridge which separates the watersheds of Coarsegold Creek on the ...

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Saving The Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST – The Little Church on the Hill stands in quiet, simple elegance in the Oakhill Cemetery along Highway 41 in the town of Oakhurst. It has borne witness to the joys of weddings and baptisms, the fun of Sunday picnics and Easter egg hunts, and served as the spiritual and social center of a fledgling community for many years.

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Barb’s Terrific Tailgate Bench

Upcycle a rusty old tailgate by making it into a garden bench Transform an old vintage Chevy tailgate, a few old license plates and some awesome wagon wheels into a gorgeous outdoor bench? This was a joint effort between Barb Buckley and her friend, Larry Bond,…Barb was the project director and Larry was the creative welder.

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Debbie’s 'Trash to Treasure’ Garden

Debbie Haer lives and gardens in Tipp, Ohio, north of Dayton. Her Mom knew for some reason that she’d be a junk dealer,…as a child, she was always collecting old things and bringing them home in her wagon. Sure enough, she eventually opened her junk shop, Trash to Treasure at her home and we discovered her when she posted some ...

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The History Mystery #11

This History Mystery was provided by the Mono Museum in North Fork, CA. They know little about the photograph except that it has a couple of names written on it. They appear to be “C.R. Coleman, Clayton Teaford, and Jim Lewis.” If you know anything about the people or place in the photo please make a comment at the bottom ...

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Build a Personalized Lamp

Do you have an object with special meaning that just sits in a in your home collecting dust. Why not turn it into a lamp. It’s easy, inexpensive and will help fulfill your creative needs.

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