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COLUMNS : THE URBAN FARMER  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
Parched (08/28/2013)
By Vicki Englich -- Is there anyone among us who didn’t implore the heavens to turn off the !$#&! faucet last spring? That soggy weather was frustrating not only for home gardeners, but also farmers who needed to plant c ... 

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Going native (07/14/2013)
By Vicki Englich -- “Hey Vicki, how’s retirement?” “Great! I’m working my heinie off!” I celebrated Pollinator Week (June 17 -June 23) by transplanting most of the perennials from my front yard cottage garden into my bo ... 

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The sprinter of our discontent (06/05/2013)
By Vicki Englich --

My friend Lorraine declared this season, Sprinter. This makes sense: the weather during the past two months has belied what we normally experience in April and May. We understand that March is up fo ... 

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Why I Love Charlie (04/24/2013)
By Vicki Englich -- I know that many of you may think he’s a creep, but hear me out: I may convince you to appreciate this guy before you finish reading…

This almost universal aversion to Creeping Charlie baffles me.  ... 

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The Urban Farmer (04/03/2013)
By Vicki Englich -- We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot -- “Little Gidding”

This unrel ... 

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The urban farmer (07/22/2012)
By Vicki Englich -- Mid-Summer Report

Remember how we used to root for the rabbit when we were children? We were relieved when Peter escaped Mr. McGregor’s grasp and lived to plunder his garden another day. Now I tend ... 

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Garden magic: pollination (07/01/2012)
By Vicki Englich -- “Abracadabra, please and thank you!” We Baby Boomers will recognize Captain Kangaroo’s immortal magic words, encouraging us to mind our manners. Those magic words do work, and our relationships thrive ... 

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Slow Food (05/23/2012)
By Vicki Englich -- Imagine Thanksgiving day: you are up early in the morning to prepare the 20 lb. turkey that you brined the day before. You stuff the bird with homemade dressing; you cover the breast with cheesecloth  ... 

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