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Strawberries

by Emily Petersen, Community Garden & Education Manager. Who doesn’t drool a little over a juicy, fresh-off-the-vine strawberry? Well, maybe I can think of at least one person who doesn’t... but for the rest of us, it’s a magical experience for the taste buds. Turns out, us modern-day gardeners could step up our game in terms of strawberry appreciation. In the late 1300’s and … [Read more...]

Indoor Winter Gardening Tips

by Emily Petersen, Community Garden & Education Manager It’s about that time of year when gardeners are starting to miss that daily meditation of sinking their hands into the soil and nurturing the growth of their own food source. But do not lose hope! There are still ways to get freshly grown produce during the winter months, right in the comfort of your own home. Vegetable container … [Read more...]

The Turning of the Seasons; The Turning of the Garden Bed

How to prepare your garden for restoration this winter by Emily Petersen, Community Garden & Education Manager September has finally drawn its curtains and let the beautiful October shine through with the reds and oranges of the majestic sugar maples. Yet with all its glory comes the early whisper of the coming cold season, a time of dormancy and rest for many life forms. The tall … [Read more...]

Keepin’ It “Hartford Grown”

How to plant, harvest, and cure your own garlic! by Emily Petersen, Community Garden & Education Manager Garlic is a staple in countless cuisines around the world, adding a rich earthly flavor that gives heart and soul to any dish. Because we use it in so many meals (I know I don’t go a single day without crushing open at least one clove) we often don’t think about where it comes from … [Read more...]