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Spring Tool Maintenance

Spring Tool Maintenance

by Steve Cushman

One of the most important chores for tool maintenance is keeping cutting edges sharp; however, sharpening can cover a huge realm of techniques and tools. Find out about techniques requiring only a small investment in tools, and you’ll have your garden tools in perfect shape as the season starts – and perhaps be inspired to keep them that way.

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Inspired by Spring

Inspired by Spring

Compiled by Penny Lewis

Within the articles and illustrations of the ELA Newsletter, you will typically learn about design, installation, and maintenance as they relate to resilient landscapes. As we process quarantines, social distancing, shutdowns, and shortages, we offer these inspirational words as personal sustenance while we await return to normalcy.

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Book Review: No-till Intensive Vegetable Culture

Book Review: No-till Intensive Vegetable Culture

Written by Bryan O’Hara; Published by Chelsea Green Publishing, 2020
Reviewed by ML Altobelli

You may think a book by this title is not for the ecological landscape professional, but the author’s understanding of the world of soils and plants is every bit as useful whether you are growing tomatoes or lady slipper orchids.

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

by Jim Shephard

In spite of severe drought, downturn economy, horrendous rainy springs, lack of labor, plant disease epidemics, locusts, lantern flies, huge competition, even hurricanes plant lovers are a resilient bunch and carry on. It can help to look at the glass as half full.

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Ginny S. Talbot Ecological Land Care

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Can I just say I have enjoyed all the lectures, conferences, classes and tours put on by ELA. You are doing a fabulous job. Thank you so much for all the work you put into this really incredible resource.

Georgia H

I am an avid consumer of your web information and webinars. Keep up the excellent work!

Judy P. Connecticut Sea Grant

THANKS FOR THIS WEBINAR EVENT -- and to the author for the links to the Rodale Institute. To-the-point, compact (but not compacted!), memorable and motivating!

Joeth B.

I just wanted to let you know I thought the conference was fantastic. It was so informative and the speakers where great! Thanks so much.

Kim H. Kim Hoyt Architect & Landscape Architect P.C.