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  • Mulch's value to plants extends beyond aesthetics

     Mulch's value to plants extends beyond aesthetics
    A tidy layer of mulch in the landscape creates an air of neatness and order. But that's not the best reason to go to the effort. Mulch — if properly applied — is a big help to trees, shrubs and perennials, according to Stephanie Adams,...
  • Little San Juan County takes on GMO goliaths

    Maybe not since the Pig War has a San Juan Islands farmer caused such a rhubarb. Of course, that little 19th century border dispute didn't get a lot of press beyond the swirling kelp beds of Rosario Strait. The only casualty was when American farmer...
  • Organic fertilizers a better choice for Md. farms

    Organic fertilizers a better choice for Md. farms
    Recently, the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, a part of Salisbury University, issued a report addressing chicken manure as fertilizer. The report was commissioned by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Perdue School of...
  • Manufacturing strong, but slows slightly in November

    MINNEAPOLIS Manufacturers around the country continued to grow in November, but at a slightly slower pace as oil and crop prices declined, according to two key economic reports released Monday. Creighton University's manufacturing index for companies...
  • Blotter: Stolen lawn mower in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Stolen lawn mower in Lake Forest
    The following incidents were taken from Lake Forest police reports: A riding lawn mower was stolen from a residence in the 700 block of Washington Road sometime during the weekend of Oct. 1-2. A 75-year-old Lake Forest woman was arrested at 10:14 p.m....
  • Holly, mistletoe, Christmas cactus and other holiday plants

    Holly, mistletoe, Christmas cactus and other holiday plants
    There are certain plants that are associated with the winter celebrations. Here are some and tips for caring for them: •Amaryllis: This huge tropical bulb was covered in detail a few weeks ago. Basically, plant and water, place in a warm, bright...
  • Disney's investment in trees will help curb climate change

    Disney's investment in trees will help curb climate change
    At Disney, caring for our planet is at the core of who we are. From the characters and settings of our films, to our parks and wildlife, the beauty of nature has always inspired the many worlds of Disney. We believe that it is our responsibility to...
  • Volunteers work to bring back native plants

    Volunteers work to bring back native plants
    About 50 volunteers recently gathered to help re-establish native prairie plants in the 960-acre southwest suburban Orland Grassland forest preserve. "People feel like they're getting so connected when they use their own hands, take the seed and...
  • Blotter: Man faces disorderly conduct charge in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Man faces disorderly conduct charge in Lake Forest
    The following were taken from Lake Forest police reports. A 51-year-old Waukegan man was arrested on Nov. 14 at 10:10 a.m. on Route 41 at Old Elm Road and was charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct for an altercation following a...
  • Winter farmers' market begins at Killingly Grange

    The Killingly Grange on Route 101 held its first winter farmers' market of the season on Nov. 8. In its second year, the market provides a venue for local farmers and artisans to sell their produce and products. On Saturday, shoppers found counters filled...
  • Bristol Municipal Services Schedule For Thanksgiving Holiday

    Bristol Municipal Services Schedule For Thanksgiving Holiday
    BRISTOL - The public library, the schools and City Hall will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving, and the city's trash collection schedule will be modified. The public works department will make no curbside trash pickups on the 27th, and the...