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The Vermont Department of Health is reminding Vermonters that, as they rush to complete seasonal painting and renovation projects, they should take precautions to protect young children, and themselves, from exposure to lead.

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Fall brings pumpkins and winter squash among many other great things. Fall’s fluctuating temperatures and the threat of frost bring challenges to growing these in your garden. Here are some ideas to keep in mind for a great crop this year.

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With more and more people encountering problems with bears looking for food near their homes, and with the new food scrap ban now in effect Vermont Fish & Wildlife is providing tips for people who are composting at home so they can avoid attracting hungry bears.

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Last summer, I saw the invasive Japanese hops (Humulus japonicas) in my garden at the Intervale’s Tommy Thompson Community Garden. Native to Japan and eastern China, this annual climbing/trailing vine was introduced to the U.S. as an ornamental plant in the mid-to-late 1800s. Unlike its clos…

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Many people have already planted their first batch of cold hardy veggies like cabbages, lettuce, kale and onions. It is a great time to prep the garden for planting potatoes, asparagus, and strawberries.

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With everyone cooped up, more and more Vermonters are going back to the land, some for the first time.

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There are tricks to ensure your new workspace works.

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As gardeners, we know how wonderful worms are. Their castings make excellent soil amenders and they are great little aerators.

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(StatePoint) Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners nationwide, from clearing trees and branches after wicked weather strikes to gathering autumn leaves. Here are a few things to consider as you go about fueling your chainsaws, leaf blowers and other lawn c…

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