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Mother Earth News
Last weekend I planted a vegetable garden in my backyard. This is my first attempt at gardening, so I have no idea if I have a green thumb or not. I hope it’s the latter, but rather than just hoping for a green thumb, I spent a good amount of time researching gardening techniques before I began planting.
As a beginning gardener, I felt overwhelmed by many of the gardening books I read during my research. Most of them contained so much information that I was intimidated and didn’t know how to begin. Luckily I discovered Mother Earth News, an organic gardening magazine that provided me with the information and confidence I needed to get started. Mother Earth News covers a wide variety of subjects for gardeners, in a format that is concise and easy to digest. Articles include information about everything from growing vegetables to raising chickens to investing in renewable energy sources. There’s just enough instruction in the articles to help you succeed, but not so much to be overwhelming. I feel sure that with the knowledge I’ve gained and a little hard work, I’ll have a good harvest this year.
Mother Earth News is available at our Central and Oshtemo branches. I highly recommend it for both beginners and gardeners with experience.
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