Monthly Archives: April 2019

From Garden to Table: Salad Gardens

spring summer salad garden

Salads fresh from the garden are one of the highlights of spring and summer. No grocery store vegetable will ever match the flavor of a vegetable you’ve tended yourself. Growing your own salad is easier than you think! 

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Green Beans & Patience: Advice for Gardening with Children

gardening advice children

Summer is finally on its way, and families are starting to plan their summer activities. Swimming, family cookouts, and camping trips are all on the family to-do list.  One great project that kids will definitely enjoy is planting a garden!

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10 Fast Facts About Arbor Day

arbor day facts

Arbor Day, one of our favorite holidays, is right around the corner! It’s a day to celebrate trees and the vital role they play in the world. Trees have a number of important functions beyond looking pretty.

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7 Plants Native to Maryland

native Maryland plants

Why “grow native?” Native plants have evolved with a region’s climate and unique features for thousands of years. This makes them especially well-suited to growing and thriving within their respective climates.

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How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

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When you think about pollinators, honeybees are probably first to come to mind. However, bees aren’t the only pollinators. Other important pollinator species include hummingbirds, butterflies, hoverflies, soldier beetles, moths, and more.

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Chicks on the Loose

Chicks on the Loose at Homestead Gardens

Raising your own chickens can be a fun and simple way to cultivate your family’s connection with agriculture. Backyard chickens are easy to care for, personable creatures that come with the added bonus of producing eggs for breakfast.

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