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High Water!

The two days of rain have left their mark, similar to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene! Advertisements

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Climate Farming, the Agriculture of Hope

“Carbon levels in most agricultural soils have declined over the past 100 years, from some 5 percent to less than 1 percent in many places. These oxidative losses have degraded the structure, productivity, and resilience of these soils and their … Continue reading

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A spirit of generosity runs through Canillas Community Garden. A few unsung volunteers maintain and enhance our garden. As the garden season is drawing to a close, we would like to acknowledge their contributions. Cherry Angell is indeed an angel … Continue reading

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A welcomed visitor to the Canillas Community Garden today.  Zinnias seem to be monarchs’ flower of choice and this zinnia certainly adds vibrant color contrast to the butterfly. Don’t you love the polka-dotted body suit that coordinates with the wings?! … Continue reading

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New Pollinator Garden in Pocket Park!

Upper Valley Pollinator Partners have a goal of 100 new pollinator gardens in the Upper Valley.  Canillas gardeners have created a new one this year at Canillas and another in the pocket park at the west end of the downtown … Continue reading

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Highrise Bee House

About 140 species of native bees make their homes in preexisting holes and woodpecker drillings; they are naturally drawn to the bamboo tubes in this bee house which faces the morning sun. You can see that female bees have laid … Continue reading

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The Wide, Wild World of Bees!

Most of us grew up knowing the names of exotic animals:  lions, tigers, panthers, pumas, zebras, sloths . . .  animals we are unlikely to encounter in our day to day lives. Yet bees, how many different kinds of bees … Continue reading

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