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The Relationship Between Soil & Water in the High Desert

by MOLLY McDOWELL DUNSTON of North of South Landscapes A successful garden is not based on any singular component or attribute of the garden, it is a combination of the many factors that came together to create the garden. It could be the plant stock, seed variety, specialty fertilizer, the perfect exposure of morning sun and afternoon shade, or the aged manure compost amended soil, or just luck. There are so many factors that can…

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Growing 30,000 Pounds of Veggies on One Acre

It’s All About the Soil by Audrey Tehan, Founder & Executive Director of Seed to Table Oregon I can’t count the number of times I have heard someone say, “You can’t grow anything but cheat grass in Central Oregon”. It is certainly true that in the high desert, we do not have the luxury of just throwing seeds on the ground and watching a jungle emerge. At Seed to Table, we sweat, dig, water, pray,…

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Go Hive Yourself

by Jennifer Sawyer of Go Hive Yourself I don’t like to refer to myself as a “beekeeper” nowadays as that description feels like it leans towards a keeper of bees using commercial management methods — which I did for a couple of years. My views have changed drastically since my days of ten frame Langstroth boxes with foundation (prefabricated comb) to aid in my maintenance and routine hive checks, regularly scraping off all of the…

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Top 3 Tips to Fall Asleep in 5 Minutes

Tossing and turning, stressing as each minute passes, insomnia can suck the life out of us. Sleep not only feels good but is crucial for our bodies to function optimally. It supports everything from hormone regulation to productivity. But what can we do when we need to fall asleep fast? Here are 3 tips that induce sleep in 5 minutes or less. Lavender Oil Lavender oil isn’t just great for our skin. Yes, it can…

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