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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 […]

Question of the Week: Urban Agriculture

Monday, April 19, 2010

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With increased popularity of the national Slow Food movement and Virginia’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, many Harrisonburg and area residents are actively finding ways to decrease their own food miles and be more connected to the food they eat.  Signs that this movement

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    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.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    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.