Monthly Archives: May 2013

Don’t Spray These

European Paper Wasps, Polistes dominula, aren’t Yellow Jackets and aren’t aggressive but when provoke they will defend their nests. They are pollinators and feed on nectar and other sugary liquids. The larvae are feed chewed-up pieces of caterpillars and other … Continue reading

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Good Girl

Asian Multicolored Lady Beetle feasting on Aphids. This particular variety of aphid (Hyperomyzus lactucae) is partial to Black Currants (Ribes nigrum).

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Community Food Guide

Seacoast Eat Local in a recent post, highlighted The Food Education Network (FEN) and their just released Community Food Guide. The 27 page guide is available in .pdf format, free for all to bookmark or download and share with family … Continue reading

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Safe Options for Pest and Disease Management in Home Gardens

Okay, so the title is a mouthful but the topic is timely and Dr. Cheryl Smith, an extremely well-respected professional in her field, will lead the discussion. If you have pests then this is a must attend session, if you … Continue reading

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Livestock Product Labels

Have you wondered what is behind the non-nutritional claims made on meat and egg product labels? Do you believe that something is cage-free if it is confined to an 8′ x 10′ room? Would you believe that a steer fed … Continue reading

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Organic Labeling

A March 2013 Harris Poll proclaims “Majority of Americans See Organic Label as an Excuse to Charge More“! 80% of Americans seek out ‘green’ products but only 30% are actually willing to part with more money to buy them. Only … Continue reading

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