Raised Bed Gardens

By Huckleberry Press / May 18, 2022 /
raised bed garden

Most of us, at some point, have toyed with the idea of doing a raised bed garden. If you’ve ever nailed together four boards, set them on a patch of dirt and filled it with soil, compost, and seeds then you’ve done it! If you watered it, chances are you were able to grow something and experienced success. You can use just about any kind of container or built-up framing to raise some vegetables, but remember to make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom (or no bottom) so that excess water will drain out.

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Four benefits landscaping with native plants

By Huckleberry Press / May 16, 2022 /

Eastern Washington is home to many diverse ecosystems and so many native plants supporting those ecosystems. From wetlands to prairie, forest to channeled scablands, there are flourishing ecosystems chock full of plants that are well adapted to their environment.

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Growing Memories

By Huckleberry Press / May 15, 2022 /

In the Fall of 2018, we moved our family from a restricted gated community in hopes of finding something to ground our family. Little did we know that it would literally be the ground that did it.

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Flowers Tell a Story

By Huckleberry Press / April 27, 2022 /
Nova Zaro

As Mother’s Day approaches many of us start thinking about ordering flowers for the mothers in our lives. Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day account for the largest commercial production and consumer purchase of flowers all year. Imagine, how many flowers have to hit the floral markets by February 14th and mid-May. I hadn’t considered the environmental impact of these two holidays until a recent conversation with an organic cut flower farmer, Nova Zaro, owner of Earth Angel Flower Farm.

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Garden of Friends

By Huckleberry Press / June 29, 2021 /

For over 20 years, I worked with members of the community of people with cognitive disabilities, trying to sow the seeds of understanding, acceptance and inclusion in the garden of mainstream society.

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Listening to the birds

By Huckleberry Press / April 16, 2021 /

In the mornings I love taking my coffee and sitting on the porch listening to the birds. Their songs break up the quiet of the morning. This is the first sign that spring has arrived. As the days get longer and warmer we start to get itchy to get gardening.

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What do the Native Pollinators and Honey Bees do for you?

By Huckleberry Press / February 18, 2021 /

As you read this article sit back in your easy chair with your coffee cup in hand and let your mind’s eye start looking around. Go to the refrigerator and open the door. What do you see?

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Concerning Grace and Zucchini

By Huckleberry Press / September 11, 2020 /

The other day Carol and I were listening to a news piece giving an update on the race for developing a vaccine for Covid-19. It was mentioned that the Microsoft Giant, Bill Gates had just donated 350 million dollars to the effort.

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Diversity Means Prosperity

By Huckleberry Press / July 9, 2020 /

by Heatherann Franz Woods It is the fifth year in my garden. I researched, planned, built and destroyed. I have cheered with joy at the first fruit, danced under the…

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Resurrecting Roots

By Huckleberry Press / June 1, 2020 /

How did we get here? How did we get so out of touch with providing for ourselves? What can we do now, to change our future, to secure our future?

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