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Garden lessons learned 2015

Every year I try to think back over the growing season about things I’ve learned (often re-learned) about gardening, so here’s the Derwood Demo Garden version thereof for 2015. Not that the growing season is over, but maybe I can…

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100 square foot garden – Derwood 2015!

This is a guest post by Mary Anne Normile, Montgomery County MG heading the 100 square foot garden team at our demonstration garden. As you walk down the main path of the Derwood Demonstration Garden, you may have noticed something…

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This year’s best veggies

The year is not over yet in the Derwood Demo Garden – we hope to keep producing well into the fall and even winter, and to add quite a bit to our current total of 1471 pounds donated to Manna…

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Things to do at this Saturday’s GIEI event in Montgomery County

1. Show off your tomatoes, if you got ’em. Please, we really need your tomatoes. We’ll have a tomato tasting, and you can also bring seeds and recipes to share, as well as learning about several ways to cook tomatoes,…

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Reasons you should attend this Saturday’s GIEI event in Montgomery County

photo by Lauren Greenberger, June 2013 10. You can say hi to me in the demo garden! And it won’t be raining! 9. You can learn how to preserve the food you grow – but only if you register ahead…

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Montgomery County GIEI Spring Open House

The Montgomery County MGs are having a Grow It Eat It Open House next Saturday (March 29) and we hope you’ll join us! We’ll have a full slate of interesting talks and lots of other opportunities to learn and share…

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Derwood Demo Garden 2013 Wrap-Up

photo by Darlene Nicholson So aside from the disconcerting tendency of praying mantises to eat bees instead of stink bugs, I’d say our Montgomery County demo garden, veggie division, had a pretty good year. We had some great harvests: and…

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