Category Archives: Gardening

This week: Plant a mystery garden at Kreutz Creek

Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center invites kids to plant a mystery garden June 4, 2013, as part of York County Libraries 2013 Summer Reading Club.

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‘Dig Into Reading’ with York County Libraries’ summer reading club

York County Libraries and Get Outdoors York! announce the 2013 Summer Reading Club, “Dig Into Reading! GO and Dig It Up!”, which begins June 1, 2013.

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Recently released: ‘American Grown’ by Michelle Obama

Entertainment reporter Erin McCracken previews a recently released book. Dive in! White House goes green Go inside the first family’s backyard blooms with Michelle Obama’s new book “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across … Continue reading

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Author Douglas Tallamy to speak
on native plants in York

The York Audubon Society, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of York County and the Garden Club of York have joined together to host “An Evening with Douglas Tallamy” at 7 p.m. June 19. The event, to be held at St. … Continue reading

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‘This Life is In Your Hands’ by Melissa Coleman

The subtitle of this book is “One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone: a Memoir” Melissa Coleman was born in 1969 on a farm in Maine. Her parents had bought the 60 acres the year before to become homesteaders, … Continue reading

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Arthur Hufnagel library’s fair to teach health literacy

By DEB SULLIVAN On the Shelves “I moved here from Maryland so I could raise goats,” says Jeanne Smith, a library assistant at the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock. “I have goats and chickens. I love the whole … Continue reading

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‘Never Kiss A Goat on the Lips’ by Vic Sussman

Leave it to my mother to find the strangest-titled books for me. “Never Kiss A Goat on the Lips: The Adventures of A Suburban Homesteader” is a memoir published in 1981 about a husband-wife duo who left the hustle and … Continue reading

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‘Folks, This Ain’t Normal’ by Joel Salatin

I first “met” Joel Salatin through Michael Pollan’s book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” Pollan uses Salatin’s Virginia farm, Polyface, as an example of small-scale farm that strives to understand the ecological systems on his farm. Polyface Farm also makes an appearance … Continue reading

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‘The $64 Tomato’ by William Alexander

William Alexander is just a man. Just a father, just an employee at a research institute in Hudson Valley, N.Y. Just a guy dabbling in tomato plants who decides one summer to turn his entire backyard into a large vegetable … Continue reading

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Nature’s thugs

From Susan Salter Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times: “Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants” by Richard Mabey; Ecco (324 pages, $25.99) Some of our favorite naturalists hail from England — fine gardeners, wild-eyed birders, itinerant collectors, gleaners … Continue reading

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