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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Composting & Other Garden Tips

Friday, May 6, 2011

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This is the 3rd post in our local gardening mini-series. Previous posts can be found at this link. I’ll reiterate that I’m no expert! I just do a lot of reading about gardens online and I started my own small plot here in Harrisonburg for the first time last year. For this installment in the […]

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Planning your Plantings

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors for planting once all danger of frost has past, or to start frost-hardy plants outside under protective cover. Harrisonburg is technically in hardiness zone 6a according to the National Gardening Association, but keep in mind that there are also local microclimates, especially in areas like ours that are so hilly.

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Let me start out this series by making a disclaimer: I’m no gardening expert! I used to garden with my dad as a kid, and started my own small backyard veggie garden for the first time last year. I found gardening to be relaxing and rewarding and I’m really looking forward to growing my own […]

Activity Underway at New Community Project Home

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Over a month after they closed on the property, the transformation is underway at the New Community Project‘s sustainable living homestead on North Main Street in Harrisonburg. While interior renovations are waiting on professional lead and asbestos abatement services, changes are already appearing in the back yard. Though only a few weeks old green bean, lima bean […]

Guerilla Gardeners Seed Bomb the City

Friday, August 7, 2009

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You might have seen them on your way to work, but had no idea what they were. Piles of dirt and pastel colored carts sprouting with herbs and vegetables have been spotted in the most (seemingly) random places in Harrisonburg. It’s all part of a collaborative art gardening project called Flexible Geography.

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

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    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.