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January 16, 2020

Late winter and early spring are ideal months to start your spring and summer vegetable plants indoors, giving them a jump start, so they are ready to be moved outdoors once the chance of frost has passed. This article contains tips for successful seed starting and sav...

December 9, 2019

Chief Farmer

What’s the definition of a weed? According to Merriam-Webster, it is “a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth.” In that sense, what I about to discuss would be more accurately categorized (in my opinion) as wild winter edibles....

November 7, 2019

Chief Farmer

The process of fermenting foods has been around for over 8,000 years. The first fermented foods and beverages included bread, beer, and wine. Recently, lacto-fermented foods and beverages have become trendy as healthy dietary supplements, and many people have started m...

July 23, 2019

Chief Farmer

This article is about the current status of Industrial Hemp as a farm and nursery crop in Arizona. Any citizen over 18 with a fingerprint clearance card can now apply to grow hemp in Arizona, but the regulations and fees are barriers that may prevent hemp growing as a...

By far, the most common wood-destroying organism that affects homes in Arizona is the subterranean termite. You've probably heard the saying, "You either had them, or you are going to get them." These little pests are that prevalent.

Around monsoon season, subterranean...

May 10, 2019

Chief Farmer

Has food ever made you sick? Each year, about 48 million people in the U.S. (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These illnesses are a significa...

April 25, 2019

Rainwater harvesting is an ancient technique that has been practiced for thousands of years in desert regions. The Hohokam canals were one of the first known local rainwater collection systems in the low desert of Arizona.

Water is a precious resource in the Valley of t...

March 10, 2019

Chief Farmer

We have all heard about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. Gardeners have the advantage of freshly grown and harvested food. However, we can't always eat our produce raw directly from the garden, especially when we have a bountiful harvest, nor can we g...

February 15, 2019

Chief Farmer

As part of my Master Gardener volunteer activities, I teach classes at the Mesa Public Library. Over the winter, I have a substantial increase in the number of winter visitors who attend the classes. Unfortunately, when it comes to gardening, many of these folks have c...

January 12, 2019

Chief Farmer

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from the Roots & Shoots Newsletter

In the fall of 2014, members of The Episcopal Church of The Transfiguration were exploring different ways of addressing poverty-related issues in the surrounding community. In...

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