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Plantharvestguide20081.pdf. North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Which Veggies for Which Season? Collards, cabbage, spinach, and kale are among the most cold-hardy vegetables.

Which Veggies for Which Season?

You can see the frost on these leaves, which makes them sweeter. Because a vegetable needs either warm or cool weather, crops sort themselves into two distinct categories: cool season (for spring and fall) and warm season (for summer). Planting in the proper season is the first step to a bountiful garden. FOR SPRING AND FALL: Plant the hardy and semi-hardy vegetables below in early spring for spring harvests and again in late summer for fall harvests. These transplants should appear in your local garden centers at the right planting time. Hardy vegetables tolerate hard frosts (usually 25 to 28 degrees F). BroccoliBrussels sproutsCabbageCollards*English peasKaleKohlrabiLeeksMustard greensParsleyRadishSpinachTurnip. Heirloom Nettle Seeds. The "Great Nettle" is one of over 500 varieties of nettle and is known to reach up to a meter high!

Heirloom Nettle Seeds

The name Urtica Dioicia is the latin name; Uro meaning "to burn" and Dioicia meaning "two houses". This is because both male and female flowers grow on each stalk making the nettle self pollinating. Used in ancient times by the Romans for boosting leg circulation, the fibrous stalks were used to make sacking - a fine cloth - and even paper. In World War I, Germany and Austria utilized Nettles for cloth making and in dried form for horse feed and to induce egg laying in hens. The uses of this surprisingly versatile herb include utilizing it as a Spring harvested vegetable, containing high amounts of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Zinc, with Vitamins A, B, C, D and K.

How to Protect a Community Garden From Thieves : TreeHugger. Growing Your Greens/Video screen capture Sharing gardens are all well and good, and some people have even planted up parking strips to produce free food for passers by.

How to Protect a Community Garden From Thieves : TreeHugger

But in most cases, if you spend time, effort and money on growing food, the chances are you would quite like to eat some of it yourself. But sadly, anyone who has ever run a community garden will know that stealing is often a significant issue. So how do we prevent it? John of Growing Your Greens has a few creative ideas for garden security that may help reduce pilfering. Plant spiky or stinging plants. Don't grow high-profile, popular crops. Grow crops people don't recognize. Grow root crops. Garlic: Planting, Growing and Harvesting Garlic. Bonnie Plants - Garden Plants for Your Vegetable Garden or Herb Garden. Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic.

Garden_Layout_Fall_2013. Earth Matters ~ Programs and Activities. Deep Roots Market - Greensboro NC. 10 Healthy Herbs to Grow at Home Published: June 11, 2013 Source: Growing herbs at home is a fun, money-saving hobby that also happens to be good for your health.

Deep Roots Market - Greensboro NC

In addition to flavoring up your favorite dishes, herbs are filled with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Here we break down 10 of the healthiest herbs, along with recipes and tips for growing them yourself. more... Foods to Help You Fight Stress Published: January 24, 2013 Source: The negative effects stress has on your body are well-documented, and I’m sure you have read about different ways to reduce stress in your life. More... Infection Protection Published: January 18, 2013 Source: We’re in the middle of winter cold and flu season, and inside your body, a series of small battles is being waged.

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Internships Summer Camp Internships 2014 Applications accepted on a rolling basis; 4 positions available. Spring Garden Program Internship Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Spring Kitchen Program Internship This position has been filled. Volunteer Positions Do you want to learn more about the seed-to-table process? NC SARE Calendar of Events. This calendar lists Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture (SOSA) events, and other events and happenings throughout the state and nation.

NC SARE Calendar of Events

North Carolina Regional Events follow state and national events. Registration is required for all CEFS events unless otherwise noted. Greensboro Children's Museum - Edible Schoolyard. Empowering kids and families to create new food futures through food education.

Greensboro Children's Museum - Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard Birthday Parties - click here for a complete list. The second annual Greensboro Urban Coop Loop will take place on June 7, 2014. Approximately twelve coops will be selected to participate in a ‘tour of chicken homes’ throughout the City. The committee is looking for chicken owners within the city limits of Greensboro with unique coops, unusual chicken breeds, gardens, or those who can demonstrate other urban homesteading practices.

Coops will be selected by committee based on location, uniqueness, and compatibility with other coops. IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be available to have your coop open to the public and manned on Saturday June 7th, 2014 from 10am to 4pm. Build Your Own Chicken Coop DIY Coop Plans Last Saturday, The Edible Schoolyard hosted the first ever Greensboro Urban Coop Loop. I Springtime Sprouts-Springtime Celebration!