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5 Ways to Save the Bees

Adapted from Sean Woitas, GloryBee by KNOX Farm & Grounds Manager Chelsea Morrison Our world’s food supply depends on honey bees. One of every three bites of our food originates from bees pollinating the flowers that produce our fruits, nuts, vegetables and even coffee–coffee production has been found to double when purposely pollinated by honey bees. Each one of us benefits from a … [Read more...]

AARP Community Challenge Program Helps KNOX Renovate Community Garden

By Lindsay White, Advancement Associate/Grant Writer KNOX, a key partner in improving the city of Hartford since its founding in 1966, was one of only 88 non-profit organizations in the United States to be selected as a first-ever AARP Community Challenge recipient. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to create change and improve quality of … [Read more...]

New Trees along East Coast Greenway

By Lindsay White, Advancement Associate/Grant Writer On October 4, 2017, volunteers from The Hartford joined KNOX staff at the Broad Street trail entrance to Bushnell Park to plant native, drought-resistant trees. Thanks to a $5,000 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant, these newly-planted trees enhance Hartford’s section of the East Coast Greenway, a multi-use pedestrian … [Read more...]

Veggie Gardening Tips

By Dave Gregorski, KNOX Community Member Tomatoes – Blossom-end  Rot    Caused by a deficiency in calcium/magnesium;  just as the first flower buds appear, soak the soil around each plant with a mild Epsom salt solution.  You can also, a month or two before transplanting, bury some crushed egg shells in the tomato bed. Tomatoes – Earlier Ripening -   Remove suckers early...these are the … [Read more...]

Mushroom Mysterium Part II

by Emily Petersen, Community Garden & Education Manager. The mycological experimentation has begun! I planted a 4’ x 8’ bed of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus), from an inoculation kit I ordered through 100th Monkey Mushroom Farm. [Check out their website, they have good resources, especially if you have (or work) with kids: www.100thmonkeymushrooms.com] There are many places to … [Read more...]

You Say Bolt?

by Emily Petersen, Community Garden & Education Manager. I recently took a trip down to Charleston, South Carolina to visit an old childhood friend. I love travelling there. The city is vitally rich with food and friendliness…not to mention the gorgeous old live oaks (Quercus virginiana) who get their name from being an evergreen species of oak. This means that instead of going dormant … [Read more...]