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Entries Tagged as 'gardening'

Roundup: Grow, preserve, conserve, hunt

April 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Roundup: Grow, preserve, conserve, hunt · Classes/education opportunities, Roundup

Learn to grow food. Two opportunities on tap; don’t wait to sign up! The K-State Extension Service in Shawnee County is  having a vegetable-growing seminar tomorrow, April 24, in Topeka. Registration is requested. Their flyer (PDF) tells more about it. And in Lawrence, Douglas County horticulture extension agent Jennifer Smith will be giving a class […]

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Roundup: Garden tour and other April fun

April 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · local food, Roundup

The Lawrence Sustainability Network’s gardening group, SLUG (support for local urban gardeners) is planning a tour in June of Lawrence food gardens, and the group hopes to include more gardens than the 12 featured in last year’s inaugural event. If you didn’t get the notice and have a garden that you think others could learn […]

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Roundup: Doing, learning for better food

October 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Roundup: Doing, learning for better food · Roundup

Know your meat source. Grassfed beef biggie Tallgrass Beef of Sedan, Kansas, is the latest client of IdentiGEN North America Inc., subsidiary of the Irish IdentiGEN Ltd. The company’s DNA TraceBack technology allows meat to be traced to the farm where it was raised (unlike, say, the tainted hamburger recounted recently in the NY Times). […]

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Roundup: Tours, harvests, ag news and more

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Books about food, Growing food, Roundup

Lots of news to report, from activities to politics to getting informed. Read on for local and larger news and links. On a local level KSU photo Having a field day. If this amazingly mild weather holds, I just may change my mind about skipping this Saturday’s (July 25) horticulture field day at Kansas State’s […]

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Roundup: Urban gardens, food terms, wonders

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Roundup: Urban gardens, food terms, wonders · Farmers markets, Food in the news, Roundup

Get set for garden tour. The “Food from the City, for the City” tour of 30 food-producing gardens and market farms in the Kansas City is on Sunday. Put it on your calendar, and if you attend, let us know here. I probably won’t be able to make it, but I’d love to get your […]

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Heartland Harvest Garden worth a trip

June 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · General

If the whole “edible landscape” notion has seemed unrealistic to you, the Heartland Harvest Garden at Powell Gardens in Missouri just might make you reconsider. Heartland Harvest Garden, which officially opened Sunday (June 14, 2009) is 12 acres of edible landscape, which garden officials claim make it the biggest such garden in the country. Timely […]

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