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Long Island Organic Landscapers List

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Pesticides and Herbicides are poison, plain and simple.  They were created to help us manage pests such as harmful insects, arachnids, rodents and weeds.
Unfortunately, whatever is lethal to a pest or a weed will usually cause illness in human adults and even more severe symptoms in children and pets. They are poison for our families [...]

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Tags: Go Green · Insects · Long Island · Organic Gardening Techniques

The List! – Visit the Beautiful Gardens and Estates of Long Island

August 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Got gardening fever? Love horticulture, botanics and the like? Head out to one of Long Island’s Gardens and Estates right around the corner and enjoy some beautiful gardens as well as a great architecture and history.
To the home gardener, a trip to someone else’s garden/estate can renew inspiration and appreciation for the art of gardening.  [...]

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Garlic Planting Day

November 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today was garlic planting day; Four rows, 3 inches apart, each garlic 3 inches apart.  The bed had been prepped a few weeks ago with compost amendments and old mulch (from the tomatoes) mixed in to the soil.  I set up two strings lengthwise to to the bed and marked with marker every 3 inches.  [...]

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Local Long Island Honey Resource – Raw and Unprocessed

November 22nd, 2007 · 8 Comments

I was browsing the Craigslist Farm and Garden section of Long Island (my article about Craigslist) and came across the following ad for local unprocessed and raw honey (3 varieties – spring, summer, fall). I am just going to copy the ad in here:

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Wildman Steve Brill’s “Into the Wild” Adventure

November 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Last Sunday, Jen and I went on a nature walk with the “Wildman” Steve Brill. The premise of his walks is to learn about foraging for edible plants in the wild. He is a quirky man with loads of information about nature and local plants. He made music from his mouth by [...]

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New CSA Farm in Nassau County! – Plainview/Old Bethpage

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

I remember as a kid growing up in Plainview, our class would go on field trips to The Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  The transition from a suburban neighborhood to urban pastimes of mid 19th century is mind blowing.  It’s like a dreamland.  Funny thing is I was thinking about that area the other day for [...]

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Craigslist – A Long Island Gardener’s Resource

October 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I had just moved to my house and needed gardening tools.  So where did I go? Craigslist.
I found a gentleman moving from Long Island to Florida who was looking to get rid of all his gardening equipment. Perfect deal.  I got a nice set of tools (spades, hoe, and other hand tools), a lawnmower, and [...]

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History Of Long Island Agriculture

October 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

After a bit of research I compiled a list of internet resources that tell the story of Long Island Agriculture.  This will be an ongoing list and will be updated as needed.  Feel free to leave a comment if you have a resource you feel needs to be added.
Newsday’s “Farming The Land of Their Dreams”
Newsday’s [...]

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The Great Outdoors of Long Island – Walks and Hikes – Nassau

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Every year that goes by, I find more and more great places to visit on the island. From the sandy beaches of the south shore to the the rocky beaches of the north shore, it goes without being said that Long Island displays a vast diversified lanscape. Yes, Suburbia is knocking down any open spaces [...]

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Compiling Gardening Calender – October

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

We are starting to compile a Gardening Calendar. It will be of use to everyone who has that feeling that they are forgetting to do something to nurture their garden at any time of the year.
We are asking you to send in your list of monthly activities in the garden.
For example, this [...]

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Tags: Organic Gardening Techniques