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Eagle Academy is Growing Greens!

      Students at Eagle Academy, located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ have been working hard preparing for the school gardens.  Mrs. Walters’ science classes have planted hundreds of seedlings under the grow lamps to be transplanted when the weather warms up.  They have prepared the ground for planting four trees, including two apple trees, in the front yard.  They have also tilled the soil

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Super Food #9: Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving is over and that means the next time you eat sweet potatoes is in about a year from now. Right? Wrong! Your mission is go to the grocery store right now, okay, when you go the next time, and get yourself and family some fresh sweet potatoes. Local farms in southern New Jersey are digging them in their fields this time of the

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Composting for Better Garden Results

Perhaps you are thinking of starting a new garden this coming spring? Seed catalogs are starting to arrive already and how exciting it can be, dreaming of those home grown red tomatoes, peppers and zucchini? But before you order those seeds and way before you put them into the ground your soil is going to need some help! Help? Talk to any seasoned gardener

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Kale is King of the Fall Garden

Did you know that some of the heartiest, most nutritional and delicious vegetables are grown right now in the cooler fall months. Planted in late summer, gardens today are over flowing with these vegetable super stars. Kale, swiss chard, lettuces, and arugula are all packing a one, two punch in the nutrition department. Kale, the king of the fall garden, is loaded with those

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Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques

Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques is an essential guide about organic growing and is perfect for absolute beginners as well as experienced professionals. This book introduces the concept of stockfree-organic and shows, through case studies, that when growers abandon the use of slaughterhouse by-products and manures they can be rewarded with healthier crops, less weeds, pests and diseases. In an age where dreams of self-sufficiency

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