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How To Invite Pollinators to Your Garden

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How To Invite Pollinators to Your Garden
Inviting pollinators to your garden is not as hard as it may seem. You don’t need a large piece of land or a large garden. Flowers in pots, containers, and even windowsills can offer forage, food, and fodder for many of our migrating and permanent pollinators. There are many flowers to be planted now,  see list below, that will continue to flourish and flower well into the fall.

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Seeds and Their Magic

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Seeds and Their Magic

Each seed variety carries a story, a story of dedication, love and care.  These stories are usually associated with the seeds and passed on, for generations where they begin to be referred to as heirloom or heritage seeds – seeds with a linage, seeds with a story.

Seed saving and seed knowledge became a sacred part of ancient and modern civilizations, a ritual that was naturally passed on from generation to generation, from neighbor to neighbor. 

There was a time when we marveled at the rich distinction between communities and cultures for their seed stock and food varieties, today 90% of the world’s food is provided by only 30 plants and four of those plants constituting 75% of mankind’s calories.

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How to Start your Garden from Seed

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How to Start your Garden from Seed
Starting a garden from seed is one of the most rewarding experiences. There are simple yet crucial practices that every gardener must take to ensure a successful garden experience.

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