Tag: soil

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Where, oh where have the hedgerows gone?

The last year or two, I’ve noticed changes to the farm fields I pass on my commute between Harvard and Woodstock each day. The hedgerows are thinning and in some cases, disappearing altogether. As used here, the term hedgerow...

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Let it Rot!

Home-made compost is one of my biggest gardening joys. The amount of energy required to make a great soil amendment is so minimal, that I’m surprised more people don’t take advantage of this natural process. I’ve...

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Are the bats trying to tell us something?

I read an article about bats in the most recent University of Vermont alumnae magazine today. It made me want to cry. Bats are dying due to a little-understood disorder called “White nose syndrome.” The disorder...

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