Gardening

Farming with Fish in Montezuma Co.
Jun14

Farming with Fish in Montezuma Co.

The Coulon Family raise fish to harvest the nutrient rich water they produce, and they use the water to produce 100 percent organic vegetables all year in their greenhouse.

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Stevia – Top 10 Health Benefits
May28

Stevia – Top 10 Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana Family: Asteraceae Other Common Names: Sweetleaf, candy leaf, sugar leaf Parts Used: Leaves Actions: Anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, antimicrobial, diuretic, hepatoprotective Taste: Sweet, bitter (aftertaste) Plant Uses: While stevia is typically used as a sweetener, it also has antimicrobial and liver-protecting properties. As a consequence of replacing sugar with stevia, people may also...

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Homemade Hummingbird Food: 3 Ways to Save Time & Money
May06

Homemade Hummingbird Food: 3 Ways to Save Time & Money

I was at the local hardware store recently to buy a new hummingbird feeder when I noticed the price on a 32 ounce bottle of hummingbird nectar: $11.99. Admittedly, this store isn’t the cheapest in town, but it still surprised me to see a bottle of sugar water selling for that much. My husband and I have been making our own hummingbird food for the past couple of years, and we’ve learned a few shortcuts along the way—on both the...

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31 Uses for Dandelions
May06

31 Uses for Dandelions

Dandelions are pretty much the unofficial mascots for foraging and herbal medicine. They can be found on every continent (except Antarctica) and have tremendous value as food and medicine. They invade lawns, fields, and waste spaces despite every effort to control, contain, and kill them. Dandelions are survivors, and they pass on a little of that to us when we consume them. Identifying Dandelions While dandelions do have a few...

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Natural Insect Repellent – Essential Oils or Tinctures
Apr04

Natural Insect Repellent – Essential Oils or Tinctures

Catnip tincture.  On the repellency scale DEET is +10 (and toxic), catnip is +49-50 on a scale of 100 according to Iowa State U research.  Actually the scale goes from minus 100 (attractant) to positive 100 (repellant).  You can spray on the tincture made out of 190 proof ethanol from flowering tops of the fresh plant.  It evaporates quickly though so reapply hourly if done this way.   I have catnip growing here (it’s easy to grow)...

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Got Apples? New Collective Has Pickers
Sep28

Got Apples? New Collective Has Pickers

A new food collective will help you harvest excess produce and get it into the hands of folks who can use it.

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Farmers Market – Three Springs – Thursdays!!
Sep20

Farmers Market – Three Springs – Thursdays!!

Farmers Market at Three Springs! Join us every Thursday in the Three Springs Plaza!!

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Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats
Sep17

Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats

https://durangodowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/m52vp21gl6j9e51f2isb.mp4   We tend to think of plants as helpless, passive green blobs, but a fascinating new study, in which scientists used fluorescent light to visualize alarm signals within plants, shows how our photosynthesizing friends are able to mobilize their defenses. New research published today in Science is providing an unprecedented view of the signaling action...

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Party Honors “Mother” of Community Gardening
Aug17

Party Honors “Mother” of Community Gardening

Marye Jackson has been gardening since she was a child in the 1930s. It’s her passion, and so are community gardens. She helped start a number of community gardens in the area, and now, her fans will celebrate her contributions at a 90th birthday party at Ohana Kuleana Community Garden on Sunday, Aug. 19.

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Training Future Farmers
Jul13

Training Future Farmers

A new Farmer-in-Training Program at the Old Fort Farm in Hesperus is helping to create the next generation of farmers.

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Farmers Market at Three Springs Plaza – Every Thursday
Jun21

Farmers Market at Three Springs Plaza – Every Thursday

THREE SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET BEGINS Thursday, June 21st Every Thursday evening 4-8PM Our market will offer fresh produce and agricultural products from local farms and ranches. For more information contact Longtabledurango@gmail.com or call 917-922-6021.

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Farming the Old-Fashioned Way
Jun01

Farming the Old-Fashioned Way

Mancos farmers Tyler and April Willbanks may live a 21st century life, but their farming methods are strictly old school. They use Clydesdale horses to power their farm operations.

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New Greenhouse, Garden Serve as Science Labs
May25

New Greenhouse, Garden Serve as Science Labs

A new greenhouse in the Riverview Elementary School garden has turned into the perfect outdoor science lab as second-graders learned earlier this month.

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Dolores Farmer Makes Best Wheel Hoe Ever
May25

Dolores Farmer Makes Best Wheel Hoe Ever

Tom and Marybeth Gentry took up organic farming about six years ago, but they couldn’t find a wheel hoe that they both liked. So, Tom, a former heavy equipment mechanic, made his own, and they’re now for sale on the Internet.

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Garden Club Meeting
Apr20

Garden Club Meeting

Pine River Garden Club Meeting. Join us the fourth Thursday of every month (except Novemeber and December) from 6-8 pm. If you would like to become a member of the Garden Club, the membership fee is $10. As a member you get cheaper prices on other items we sell throughout the year. Pine River Public Library 395 Bayfield Center Dr. Bayfield, CO 81122 Thursday Apr 26, 2018 6:00 PM

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Durango Farmers Market
Jun05

Durango Farmers Market

  The Durango Farmers Market will be starting the 10th of June this year. Get ready for good produce and great people! The Farmers Market will be held every Saturday until the 28th of October this year.   Durango Farmers Market a fun stop for the whole family!! The Farmers Market brings in farmers from our community to share the products from there farms straight to you! Trying to bring in a healthy lifestyle to our community....

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The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
Apr03

The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

Unique show features a bluegrass version of the classic rock opera Tommy DURANGO, Colo. – The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, on stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Local bluegrass band La La Bones will open the show at 7:30 p.m. The dance floor will be open. More than 45 years after its original release, The Who’s Tommy, the classic of classic rock, is now...

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Various Loan Types Offer More Opportunity to Purchase Homes
Mar01

Various Loan Types Offer More Opportunity to Purchase Homes

We have been saying that this is the perfect time to purchase a home if you are in the market. Typically, however, one major obstacle must be overcome for homebuyers to succeed in a purchase. A homebuyer must secure a home loan. Historically, homebuyers sought conventional loans. Essentially, these are loans not guaranteed by a federal agency. They typically require excellent credit, and also process quickly. However, if a...

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