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    THE COUNTRYMAN PRESS

    Cheap Gardening Containers: How to Find and Use Them

    Don't let cost hold you back from starting your first contai
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 3:21 PM

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    Limited space?  Have you been thinking about growing some of your own food to build resiliency?  You can start with some simple containers and pots to get things started and begin growing a bounty of wonderful food.  The following article will give you some great ideas and inspiration on container types and low-cost solutions.

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/cheap-gardening-containers-ze0z1206zsch.aspx

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    Firewise Communities Video - http://www.firewise.org

    Making Your Home Firewise

    Tips for protecting your property and community from wildfir
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6:00 PM

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    With all of the wildfires currently being battled in many states, it is always a good idea to learn and review wildfire/forest fire safety and precautions.  Here are some resources to refresh your knowledge and help build action plans to protect your property and community from the dangers of fire. 

    Learn – Take Actions – Be Safe

    From the Firewise Communities Website:

    This video presents ideas and techniques for homeowners when constructing or modifying homes in the wildland/urban interface areas. Topics covered in the video are: Roof, Windows, Eaves, Decks, and Landscaping. The video also provides information that a prevention officer or anyone with cooperative duties can use in a presentation or as a basis of discussion for various local groups.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/t6jV-gM9EwQ

    More Informational Videos to Learn More.  http://www.firewise.org/Information/Video/For-the-general-public.aspx

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    Growing a Straw Bale Garden

    Grow a great garden with minimal effort and soil
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 4:09 PM

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    Here is a great way to start growing some food in a backyard with poor soil and little space.  It is low-cost and pretty easy to set up. 

    http://www.growandmake.com/straw_bale_garden

    From the Grow and Make Website:

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    Foraging for Food in Your Neighborhood

    Find food locally and get to know your neighbors
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 5:29 PM

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    As you travel your neighborhood on walks or the daily commute, try to take notice of your environment and take stock of the various edible and medicinal plants growing in your area.  You will be amazed at what is available and growing.  Many can be harvested for free or shared with the neighbor who is growing them.  It is a great way to meet new people who are building resiliency. 

    Learn about some of the rules of the road and find some other resources here:  http://www.urbansustainableliving.com/foraging-for-food-in-your-neighborhood.html

     

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    How to Clean and Season Old, Rusty Cast-Iron Skillets

    Turn that rusty treasure into a daily kitchen workhorse
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, June 21, 2012, 5:10 PM

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    A cast iron pan is an incredible asset to have in the kitchen.  If properly maintained, cast iron cookwear will last for multiple generations and give you great results with almost anything you cook with it.  Learn how to restore that old pan tucked away in the garage or a cheap skillet found at a yard sale. 

    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-and-season-old-ru-151535

     

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    List of Companion Plants

    Learn about planting unlikely bedfellows for better yields a
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, June 22, 2012, 8:10 PM

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    Learn more about companion planting and which plants have a love/hate relationship with each other. Wikipedia List  | Large Color Chart

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