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Humes Seeds – Plant a Row for the Hungry

By Denise

Late winter has its bright spots in Pennsylvania. I live on the edge of ski country so the winters can be harsh but the garden seed catalogs remind me of my gardens and the wonderful summers we have. Today I received a letter in the mail. I knew it had seed in from the sounds […]

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History of Community gardens, Allotment gardens and Victory gardens

By Denise

Community gardens have existed since the beginning of cities in some form or another. During archeological digs evidence shows that there were some type of shared gardens in most cities. But there is more documentation for Community gardens and Allotment gardens and how they were organized from the 1700’s until the present time. Victory gardens […]

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The Purpose of a Community Garden

By Denise

A community garden is when a tract of land is set apart within a community for gardeners. It is started by person or a group of people that get together and decide they want a community garden. They usually form an association with written rules to help keep order and peace in the gardens. If […]

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The Garden Pea – trivia and a starring role

By Denise

The garden pea has an interesting history. It was even the star of a broadway play and movie entitled “the Princess and the Pea.” The most well known version of the “princess and the Pea starred Carol Burnett Early archeologists have found peas in cave dwellings dating back to 9750 B.C. Studies suggest the early […]

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