7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries. “A 2012 study suggested that eating at least one serving of blueberries a week slowed cognitive decline by several years. One possible explanation as to why came from a 2013 study in mice, which found that berries might protect the brain by clearing toxic proteins that accumulate there.”

Building ‘edible communities’ with forest gardens – Times-Standard Online

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Another good article on planting food forest gardens. I really like the patchwork concept of small gardens eventually creating an edible community. “Wouldn’t it be cool if we put in smaller ones all over the city in public spaces? Through successive implementations of these projects they would continue to grow, and eventually we would have one complete edible community. They’re not …

The Growing Trend in U.S. Food Forests | Garden Rant

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  The Growing Trend in U.S. Food Forests | Garden Rant. “Upstart food forests — designed landscapes incorporating perennial and woody plants that produce food — are popping up around the US, inspired no doubt bySeattle’s new Beacon Hill Food Forestas well as successful older sites including Mercy Emily Edible Park on18 vacant lots in Philadelphiaand Dr. George Washington CarverEdible …

Haskap Arrives in North America

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This article is several years old, but I wanted to share it because next month I will be going to visit Maxine Thompson to talk to her about haspkaps. Hopefully, I will be able to carry some of her varieties next year and make them available to you. I’m always on the lookout for new varieties to improve your edible …

Chop & Drop and Nitrogen Fixers

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“[In a food forest] we have a choice of nitrogen fixers and non to fill each level. Thus our human role is to overplant in the support species and over time roll this excess vegetation back to our hungry food producing tree crops.” I was just recommending this to someone who is planting a fig orchard. I advised him to …

Welcome to the Harvest Nursery Blog!

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I feel that there is so much valuable information to share on growing edible plants. So I’m starting this blog in order to share that information with you. Please let me know what you would like to learn more about and help me out by leaving comments if you find the information useful. I’d like to make this the go …