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Do you have a love for spending long hours planting and tending to your backyard garden? Do you have a knack for teaching and enjoy learning and sharing you knowledge with others? If gardening is your passion, and you would like to be part of a team that contributes to keeping Minnesota communities educated and beautiful, consider becoming a University of Minnesota Extension master gardener.
Friday, July, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country
Finding great locally grown foods is at your fingertips when you pick up a copy of the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The 2012 directory makes it easy to locate orchards, farmers markets, berry farms and garden centers where you can purchase products directly from the grower.
Wednesday, June, 27, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country
It’s time to pull those boxes of old canning jars out of storage. I’m suggesting this not just because it is the season for pickling asparagus, making jams of fresh berries and rosy rhubarb, and canning fresh produce. These days there are many more uses for those sturdy glass Mason jars.
Wednesday, June, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
It’s time to shatter the myth that’s stopping some people from eating healthier. Healthy foods are not as expensive as people think. The United States Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon released a column about the affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables last week.
Wednesday, June, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
There is plenty of good news for local berry lovers this year. Minnesota strawberries are ripening early – in some cases as much as two to three weeks ahead of normal – and most growers are reporting an excellent crop.
Thursday, May, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Hello, summer! Memorial Day weekend is viewed as the unofficial start of the summer season and the Alexandria lakes is brimming with ways to celebrate it.
Friday, May, 25, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
When you’re on the phone with Brenda Langton, owner of Spoonriver restaurant in Minneapolis, you can hear the smile in her voice; you can sense the sparkle in her eyes and feel the passion in her words.
Wednesday, May, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life