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    Backyard Wildlife Habitats

    Elements of Backyard Wildlife Habitats 1. Food 2. Water 3. Cover 4. Places to Raise Young 5. Sustainable Gardening –from the National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program * Water * Cover * Open ground * Mulch * Nectar sources * Fruit…

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    About the Legume family

    Members of the Legume family – peas, beans, and all their cousins – are superstar soil-builders. In partnership with certain beneficial bacteria, legumes can capture nitrogen from the atmosphere and lock it into the soil where other plants can access…

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    “Fertilizer” versus fertility

    The term “fertilizer” is undeniably a marketing person’s invention. Looking to the roots of the word, “fertilizer” should be that which actively creates fertility. But once we understand that the true sources of soil fertility are a rich abundance of…

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    Compost Happens

    Making compost isn’t rocket science. Admittedly, upon deep scientific analysis the soil web is highly complex. But Nature knows her stuff. Don’t get in her way. Work with her, embrace her as your partner, and she’ll ably handle all those…