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A helpful resource for those looking to grow a meaningful percentage of the food they eat

Thinking of starting a garden? Or actively farming in order to source a meaningful percentage of your own food? This group is full of information, insights and knowledgable daily discussion to help you succeed.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Sun, Apr 8, 2018 - 9:05am

Ornamental Pears

Ornamental pears are invasive, and cross pollinate with local pears. They might be pretty in the spring, and ironically an apiary near me just planted a bunch of them since they flower earliest in the year--for the bees' early-spring food--but the trees are slowly taking over from mid-sized native trees like dogwoods and redbuds in wild forests. 

Here is an article on ornamental pears, "The Curse of the Bradford Pear." Quote:

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