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Dedication Ceremony of the Holy Bible in Mohawk

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Bernice Lazore, Judy Cole and I, Rosemary Bonaparte had the opportunity to attend the dedication ceremony of the Holy...

 

Tree Sign Language: Early Fall Color Spells Trouble

By Paul Hetzler Each fall deciduous trees, ice-cream stands, and marinas close for the same reason: as daylight dwindles and cold creeps in, they become less profitable. When income dips down to...

 

Tomato Troubles

by Melinda Myers Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden. After weeding, watering, and...

 

The Golden Rule

By Paul Hetzler Unless you have bees up your nose on a regular basis, don’t blame late-season allergies on goldenrod. However, if you do find bees in your schnozz, seek medical (and perhaps e...

 

Preventing and Managing Powdery Mildew in the Garden

by Melinda Myers Don't panic when you find a powdery white substance covering the leaves of some of your flowers, vegetables, and shrubs. This is a...

 

Plant Now for a Bountiful Fall Harvest

by Melinda Myers Boost your fall garden harvest with some midsummer plantings. Fill vacant spaces left in the vegetable garden after harvesting...

 

Summer Bouquets from the Garden

by Melinda Myers Make every day and summer gatherings special with the help of garden-fresh flower arrangements. You will be sure to generate smiles f...

 

Survivors Determined to Act – Report on Survivors Secretariat Meeting

By Doug George-Kanentiio. The Six Nations Survivors Secretariat sponsored their annual residential school conference June 27-29 on the Ohsweken Territory with delegates coming from across Canada. The...

 

White Pines: Colossal in Many Ways

By Paul Hetzler The eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) isn’t really a crop-bearing tree, but it has borne priceless “fruit” for American democracy. Physically as well as culturally massive, there...

 

Gardening Under a Black Walnut Tree

by Melinda Myers Wilting, yellow leaves, or stunted growth means it is time to look around your landscape and surrounding landscapes for clues. A comm...

 

Oaks Will Be Oakay

If you’ve wondered what awful new malady has struck our oak trees this spring, resulting in shriveled, deformed and dead leaves, the answer is chilling. Literally; as in cold. A hard freeze on the n...

 

Managing the Heat of Hot Peppers

by Melinda Myers Don't worry if the rest of your family does not appreciate the spicy heat your favorite hot peppers add to entrees, beverages and...

 

Eye Candy, Cough Syrup, and Early Flowers

After many months (five-plus where I live) of winter whiteness, it’s a relief to watch the snow melt at last. We’re always grateful, even though the loss of snow cover gives way to a mostly brown wor...

 

Grow Easy-Care Mandevillas for Season-Long Color

by Melinda Myers Bold color, tropical beauty, and easy-care mandevillas make excellent additions to patios, decks, and gardens. Train them onto a...

 

Tips for Designing and Maintaining a Low-Maintenance Garden

by Melinda Myers Don't let your spring garden enthusiasm lead to overplanting and the creation of a summer gardening nightmare. A design with...

 

Gardening Gifts for Any Occasion

by Melinda Myers Look to the garden when struggling to find the best gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, or other occasions. A gift of...

 

How to Backyard Big, Even in Small Spaces

Adopt a "Master Backyarder" mindset to maximize backyarding benefits when you have a small yard...or none at all ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Backyarding is t...

 

Who's Dining in my Garden?

by Melinda Myers You take a walk through the garden and find branches trimmed, flowers missing or bark damaged. Of course, the culprit is nowhere to...

 

It Takes a Village

By Paul Hetzler The decline in children’s mental health during COVID-19 restrictions is a poignant reminder that we’re a social species, hardwired for contact with others. The saying “It takes a vil...

 

Growing Herbs in Containers

by Melinda Myers Keep your favorite herbs within easy reach for cooking and seasoning by growing them in containers. A few pots set by your door and...

 

Land Rights Need to be Open to the People

By Doug George-Kanentiio. The people of Akwesasne will be deeply affected by the current, secret negotiations regarding New York State’s theft of Mohawk territory. But just as with the Dundee deal, t...

 

Akwesasne Mohawks Attend the National Gathering on Unmarked Burials Held in Toronto

By Doug George-Kanentiio. A seven-member team of Akwesasronon attended the fourth National Gathering on Unmarked Burials in Toronto March 27-29 in Toronto. The event was coordinated by Kim Murray of K...

 

Design a Deer-Resistant Garden Without the Fence

by Melinda Myers Deer are common visitors to landscapes even in urban and suburban areas. Fencing is the most effective way to protect your plants...

 

Full of Gas

By Paul Hetzler We all know that foods like beans and cabbage may give us gas. There is one case, though, where gas gives us food. Fortunately, it’s not the same kind of gas. From roughly m...

 

Sunshine, Coffee and Shoelaces: Keys to Immortality

By Paul Hetzler The search for a way to restore youthful vigor dates back at least to the writings of Herodotus in the 4th century BCE. The pursuit continues today, though in the domain of science,...

 

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