Gardening Archive

The Seed and the Story for July 27, 2011: Learning from Rain Barrels.

“The Seed and the Story” column appears every other week in the The Post Dispatch, Arkansas’s oldest, weekly newspaper.  Beginning this coming week the column will also appear as a syndicate in the Courier, the Russellville, Arkansas newspaper which covers the river valley area. Want to support local media? If you live in Yell County
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Seed Swap in Russellville

This past Saturday CAAH (Conserving Arkansas Agricultural Heritage) hosted a seed swap at All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville. There was a wonderful turn-out of probably around sixty people from the Russellville community as well as folks from Dardanelle and Dover. There were heirloom french melon seeds from a family outside of Dover, Russian Kale
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Seed Catalog Time

If you are like me, you’ve probably starting drooling over seed catalogs in preparation for spring. I’ve been picking out a few things from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog, and I just wanted to pass along the link for anyone who is interested in having one sent to their home. Click here to read
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2011 Arkansas Seed Swaps Co-sponsored by Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage

Do you have save heirloom seeds? Are you interested in learning more about seed saving? CAAH, Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage, will sponsor ten seed swaps around the state of Arkansas beginning the 2nd of February. Anyone is welcome to come to bring seeds to swap and share. If you don’t have seeds to swap, bring envelopes
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Visiting with Gardeners Part 1: Sisters Jennifer and Sage

I’ve been spending some time lately visiting with gardeners, asking about not only what they grow but how and why they grow. This is part of a larger research project with Utah folklorist Nelda Ault. We will be presenting our research at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in October. A few weeks
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Garden Practice: Food, Flowers, Research, People.

It’s gardening season here in Arkansas, and both my daily life and research seem to be circling things in bloom. The tomatoes are ripe; the pole beans are taller than me, and the peppers are plentiful. I love coming home from running errands to find squash, zucchini, snow and purple hull peas on my front
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Great article about women farmers and Farmlink.org, sort of like facebook for farmers.

Organic Gardening magazine has a regular facebook feed, and last week they posted this article from Rodale.com about women farmers. The article claims the growing trend of women in agriculture is a movement that could save the future of farming and tackle food insecurity issues throughout the world:
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