Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Gold Mine in Our Back Yard

 
Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
 Three years ago, I first visted Sally Fallon’s farm, PA Bowen Farmstead in southern Prince George’s County and took the tour led by …

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The Best Foods For Senior Dogs

As your pet dog ages, you may notice his energy level decreases. You may also notice a change even in his eating habits. You’ll want to work with your vet to determine the nutrients your …

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The Soup Share Continues

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
This week we continue with that great participation party. Of course, even in a Soup Share party, we had to have dessert. Nam-Hari in the above photo thought …

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Why Container Gardens Are Growing In Popularity

Did you know that any homeowner is able to grow flowers and vegetables, even without access to a yard or garden space? That’s right, thanks to container gardening, it is incredibly easy for people to …

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Finding the Best Plants for Your Container Gardens

Not every plant will grow well in a container garden. Fortunately, you can find plenty of varieties of flowers and vegetables that do that you probably won’t even miss the old, traditional gardening methods. Check …

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The Soup Share Affair

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
A group of us who have taken Kundalini yoga together for years, pondered ideas for a get-together. Rather than holding a sugar-laden Cookie Share, our brilliant teacher, Nam-Hari, …

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Have A Pet? Don’t Miss These 5 Housecleaning Tips

When you have a pet or two in the family, cleaning the house requires a completely different routine. From pet hair to toys scattered around the house, your family will have to adopt some new …

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Create Living Accents For Your Home – In A Small Way

Living accents are a beautiful and economical way to decorate your home’s interior, but that doesn’t mean you have to go big with your indoor plants. In fact, tabletop plants fit into any indoor space, …

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What Is A Straw Bale Garden?

If the turn of the calendar has you starting to think about spring gardening, you’re not alone! At Homestead Gardens we’re also gearing up to turn over that first shovel full of soil and plant …

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How To Maintain Your Straw Bale Garden

Shh, there’s a big secret in the gardening world, and that’s how easy straw bale gardening is for growing veggies. Gardeners are just learning how easy these gardens are to maintain, and yet they grow …

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What to Grow in Your Straw Bale Garden

Are you dreaming about a summer full of delicious beans, peas, lettuce, tomatos and onions, all grown in your garden? If these vegetables and more are on your wish list, you’ll be happy to hear …

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New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Eating for All (so)…Go for the Garden!

 
Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
The holidays are receding from view, and the excitement of the new year is brimming with healthy options for your eating and growing pleasure. Here …

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Winter Backyard Birding Tips

Interested in adding some colorful elements to your frozen backyard this winter? Why not consider attracting birds? Plants, trees and insects are either frozen or in hiding during the winter months, so this is the …

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