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Cheddar: How To Build Your First Sustainable Garden

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https://cheddar.com/media/how-to-build-your-first-sustainable-garden Daniel Cunningham, horticulturist at Texas A&M Agrilife Research at Water University, says you don’t need to have a green thumb to plant a sustainable garden. It’s an eco-friendly way to keep your carbon footprint down and there are resources online that will help you along the way.

Edible Dallas Fort Worth

The Resilient Garden(er)

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Growing food in North Texas can be challenging, if not downright difficult, even for the most experienced green thumb. Our gumbo clay soil is sticky and heavy. Our weather runs the gamut of extremes. In 2018, the growing season between March 1st to July 25th was the driest on record. The summer, while not the […]

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Texas could have its best wildflower season in almost a decade

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https://www.dallasnews.com/life/texana/2019/02/20/texas-could-best-wildflower-season-almost-decade-thanks-wet-october-report-says For Dallas-Fort Worth, last fall was the wettest on record with 29.21 inches of rain from September to November, according to the National Weather Service. In October alone, Dallas-Fort Worth picked up 15.66 inches, nearly four times the area’s 4.21-inch average for the month. Daniel Cunningham, a horticulturist and project manager with Texas A&M AgriLife […]

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More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

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Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.eduMartha Cavazos Fipps, 972-547-7335, mcavazos@mckinneytexas.org DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan. 12, has already garnered more than 800 registrants from around the world, organizers said. The Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening takes place at the Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney. The free […]

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Want to plant fruit trees? Here’s your explainer on chill hours and pollenizers

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With January’s colder weather, fruit trees may not get much of gardener’s attention. But a little thought now should produce fruitful results down the road. While many D-FW nurseries offer a great selection of fruit trees in containers, some specialty crops are more readily available as mail order or through reputable online sources. Most commonly these trees […]

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Crash course in craft cocktails: How to infuse liquor with local, sustainable ingredients

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One way to get into the holiday spirit is to warm up with liquors infused with locally sourced flavors from the garden.   Infusing alcohol with fruits, herbs and other botanicals is certainly not something new and has been done for centuries. In fact, your local store is probably filled with flavored vodkas, whiskeys and other liquors […]