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Friday Five: Organic Gardening True or False
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 19 September 2014
Organic fruits and veggies
Misconceptions and truths about organic gardening from the author of “The Truth About Organic Gardening”.

Wednesday What's New: Acid Rain and Rice
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Rice paddy
Acid rain from atmospheric pollution can reduce emissions of methane (a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide) from rice paddies by as much as 24 per cent.

Monday Melange: Buttonbush
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 15 September 2014
Buttonbush is a classic wetland indicator species that thrives in moist to wet soils and full sun.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Milkweeds and Monarchs
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 11 September 2014
Native to the US, the common milkweed plant is a host plant for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. So the next time you spot a milkweed plant in your flower garden instead of pulling it out, do the monarch butterflies a favor and just leave it.

Wednesday What’s New: Green Spaces Essential for Human Health
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Azalea Garden Philadelphia Tranquil park setting
As a subscriber to The Daily Dirt you probably already know about the power of green spaces of your mind and body, but there hasn’t been any sort of real scientific assessment of that--until now.

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