Category Archives: What’s New?

Six New Beds in Place!

Thanks to all who showed up to help move the new beds into place. We had “weightlifters” Joanna and Craig from CCBA, as well as Michael, Eph, Cherry, Liz, Polly, and Pat  . . . and was it ever cold! … Continue reading

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What’s Happening?

There’s still snow on many of the beds and the ground is a soggy mess, but good things are happening in the garden.  Thanks to a donation by Liz Bickell and Cherry Angell, six new raised beds have been built … Continue reading

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Seed Saving Comes to Canillas!

The Hanover Garden Club sponsored two inspiring seed saving-related events this past week: The documentary Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds on Monday and a presentation by Ken Green of Hudson Valley Seed on Tuesday.(Watch “Open Sesame” trailer) Genetic diversity is … Continue reading

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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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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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Progress on Our New Pollinator Garden!

Our new pollinator garden is planted, and, miraculously, with the exception of a nibble on the borage, the plants have escaped our resident woodchucks!  Alyssum, thyme, echinacea, lavender, lance-leaf coreopsis, liatris, johnny-jump-ups, nicotiana, lupine, black-eyed susans, marigolds, bee balm, borage, … Continue reading

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Iris Time!

The spiral garden at Canillas goes through many beautiful phases; iris time is a personal favorite.  The yellows come first and then the purples start blooming, adding a visual depth and contrast. The overview is lovely .  .  . but … Continue reading

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