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Helping bees, planting in straw bales

August 11, 2013 Skip the soil, just plant into a bale of straw! (Really!) Quick question! What’s the difference between hay and straw? Time’s up! (Yes, I know. I don’t play fair.) Why don’t I just retrieve some information from … Continue reading

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Joe Gardener, Niki Jabbour and GreenTown Highland Park

October 7, 2012 Oh, my goodness… I am surrounded by smart, good lookin’ women today! It starts with Cook County Master Gardener Coordinator Sarah Batka, who returns after taking a week off to escort her nephew to the zoo. (I’ll … Continue reading

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Holiday suggestions and environmental warnings

December 11, 2011 Want to give “green” this year? Each year, I am more than a little disturbed by the obscene display of materialism that is “Black Friday” in America. Not to mention the following and equally obnoxious “Cyber Monday.” … Continue reading

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