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2015 Heirloom Exposition - Pure Food for the World

2015 Heirloom Exposition - Pure Food for the World

The sights and sounds of the 5th annual National Heirloom Exposition are just around the corner. The expo's mission: to reconnect us to the pure, healthful food of our heritage. The world is being taken over by national and multinational corporations, whose reach has not just extended into the food industry but appears to have taken it over. The goal of these corporations is to make the most money for their shareholders, not to provide nutritious food for our health.

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Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice (And So Much Water!)

Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice (And So Much Water!)

Recently my wife, Nancy, and I had the good fortune to spend two weeks in Iceland, the incredible "Land of Fire and Ice". In stark contrast to the drought stricken western United States, where we live, Iceland almost appears to have more water than they can handle. We should all have such problems!

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Plant Now for a Fall Vegetable Garden

Plant Now for a Fall Vegetable Garden

Although most of the country recently experienced a terrible heat spell, two months from now we'll be wishing we had planted some vegetable crops in late Summer. Crops do surprisingly well in the cool fall weather with fewer insects and weeds, and more rain. No, I'm not talking about tomatoes and peppers, but now is the perfect time to plant brassicas, beets, carrots, chard and other cool season vegetables. These crops tend to be loaded with nutrients and taste even sweeter when they are harvested under more temperate conditions. Take advantage of these factors and extend the time that you'll get the freshest veggies from your garden.

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Six Smart & Simple Drip Irrigation Kits

Six Smart & Simple Drip Irrigation Kits

As we pointed out in our previous blog, July is Smart Irrigation Month, a time set aside to bring awareness to the problems presented by worsening drought and a diminishing water supply. It's also an opportunity for homeowners, landscapers, and farmers to learn about the solutions (such as drip irrigation) that are readily available to provide relief. If you're new to drip irrigation and wondering how to get started, you won't find a faster or easier way to get up and running than one of DripWorks' complete kits. Available in Economy, Standard, and Deluxe versions, each kit is designed for a specific purpose and everything required is included for you to quickly install a drip irrigation system.

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Take Advantage of Smart Irrigation Month

Take Advantage of Smart Irrigation Month

DripWorks is synonymous with smart irrigation and July is Smart Irrigation Month, typically the peak for water demand and the perfect time for the irrigation industry to promote efficient water use. I'm reasonably sure that any of you who receive this blog are already on board, having installed (or considering installing) drip irrigation on your property. But if you're interested in saving money on your utility bill and protecting community water supplies, then read on.

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5 Drip Irrigation Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)

5 Drip Irrigation Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)

Drip Irrigation isn't really all that complex. There are just a few things that you need to consider before putting a drip irrigation system together, and once you've nailed that down, the rest is kind of like Legos for water. The trouble is, we sometimes try to take shortcuts and that can lead to problems down the line. Today we'll look at what those problems are and how you can avoid them.

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