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Increase Your Perennial Garden's Beauty this Spring

by Melinda Myers Give your perennials a boost this spring with a topdressing of compost, aged manure, or other organic matter. It's a great way to...

 

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

by Melinda Myers Keep garden-fresh tomatoes close at hand this season. Grow one or more in containers on your patio, balcony, or front steps. Any...

 

New Kateri Artwork for the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Karla Kozach, artist who won Artwork Contest to design new Kateri artwork for the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at Fonda, New York...

 

Enlist Nature's Help for Managing Garden Pests

by Melinda Myers Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature's...

 

Kateri Tekakwitha

Submitted by Victor Martin A first class relic of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is to be presented to the Saint Regis Mission at the 4pm mass on April 23"....

 

The Thunder Roads of Akwesasne

By Norman Gray Jr. Iohahi:io Communication Class. Have you heard thunder, but see no clouds or lightning? The thunder is from the roads we drive on....

 

Plant and Protect Trees in Honor of Arbor Day

by Melinda Myers Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and c...

 

We Don't Want an Apology: We Want Justice

By Doug George-Kanentiio. Akwesasne Mohawk There is a reason why the Six Nations-Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were not invited to Rome to meet the pope and secure an apology for the victims of the...

 

What is a Grandmother Diet and Why is it Important?

By Ionatarí:shon Kirby. Iohahi:io Communications Class. The western dietary pyramid consists of dairy and grain, two things we did not eat for centuries up until recently. Because of this Onkwehonwe...

 

Spring into the Growing Season

by Melinda Myers Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making...

 

On Taking Charge

By Doug George-Kanentiio. On March 22 a group of Akwesasronon decided to assert our ownership of Niioneniasekon:wane (Barnhart Island) by tapping a sm...

 

Embrace Oldsters

By Paul Hetzler Typically, “tree aging” is done by counting annual growth rings, either on a stump or on a sample core taken by a special tool. But the phrase can also refer to veteranization, a...

 

Bring a Bit of Spring Indoors

by Melinda Myers Many gardeners are busy pruning shrubs to remove winter damage, control the size, or provide a bit of shaping before the season is...

 

Good News about a Bad Word

by Paul Hetzler Now that the V-word has joined the list of things we mustn’t say in polite company, I hesitate to bring up the topic. No, I mean the other V-word – vaccine. Even if vaccines give...

 

From Seed to Bouquet - Grow Your Own Flowers for Cutting

by Melinda Myers You don't need a lot of space or a big budget to grow and enjoy garden-fresh bouquets. Just fill a few vacant spaces, add an extra ro...

 

Take a Color-Themed Approach for More Attractive Arrangements

by Melinda Myers Growing dahlias is a must for anyone who loves cutting and arranging flowers. But there are hundreds of beautiful dahlia varieties...

 

Early Detection Can Make All the Difference

POTSDAM, NY – Break out your blue for March 4 to show your support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and to make people more aware of the...

 

True and False

Paul Hetzler Scientist-like persons hired by the fossil fuel industry have long maintained we should celebrate an ever-increasing level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. This gas, a key building...

 

Save Money and Boost Seed Starting Success

by Melinda Myers Boost your success, save money, and reduce plastic waste when starting plants from seeds this year. The options are many, so you are...

 

Raised Bed Gardening Provides Easy Access and Increased Productivity

By Melinda Myers Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating...

 

Always Room for Strawberries

by Melinda Myers As you plan this year's garden, be sure to include some strawberries. They are low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, a...

 

Adorable Acorn Adorners

Paul Hetzler While my musings about nature generally focus on southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States, there are times when a subject...

 

Vertical Gardening Maximizes Beauty and Harvest

by Melinda Myers Go vertical to expand your outdoor gardening space, create privacy and add beauty to bare walls and fences. This centuries-old...

 

Beech Gone Wild: Raging Hormones

By Paul Hetzler The American beech (Fagus grandifolia) has been slowly dying out for the last 140 years. As a result, beech saplings have overrun many woodlots, making them less diverse, less...

 

Ginseng: The Root to Health

By Paul Hetzler The media trope of an aged character with their nightstand chock-full of pill bottles may be an unfair cliché but observing family and friends in their 70s and 80s, I’d say it has...

 

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