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  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new...

  • That strip of land between the street and the sidewalk can be beautiful and low maintenance

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com
    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    They go by many names - parkways, medians, berms - but probably the term that best describes the isolated strip of garden space sandwiched between sidewalk and street? Hellstrip. "It's very hot, there's a lot of foot traffic and there's usually no irrigation," said Pat Sullivan, a...

  • KEN MOON: Eradicate those foul summer orders

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Dear Ken: My dishwasher smells pretty bad. Is this normal? Or do I need a plumber? - Shirley Answer: This can be a smelly time of year around the house. Warm temperatures accelerate the growth of bacteria in hidden spaces inside not only the dishwasher, but the disposal and clothes...

  • Finding bargains in people's garages

    VIKAAS SHANKER, The (Joliet) Herald-News
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jacki McHale looked at the fabric lying at the end of a Joliet driveway and thought, "Gold mine." McHale, a Channahon resident who has been going to garage sales since she was a kid, has learned to find value in the things people want to get rid of. Like fabric,...

  • PLANT OF THE WEEK: Winecups

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Common Name: Winecups, poppy mallow Scientific name: Callirhoe involucrata Type: Perennial Height: 5-8 inches Width: 20-30 inches Blooms: Summer to frost Where to plant: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Moderate to dry, Drought tolerant once established...

  • YEAR ROUND GARDENING: Maybe these are lazy days of summer, but there's still work to be done in the garden

    By EILEEN TULLY Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." - Sam Keen August in the garden can be more relaxed than other times in the growing season. We have the opportunity to step back and really look at what the garden is . and enjoy it. However, there's always something to be done....

  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    By RICH LADEN rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Hidden in cracks and crevices, Miller moths once again invade Colorado homes

    By James Hagadorn Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    For my middle-of-the-night visits to our home's smallest room, I'm usually alone. But not lately. Nocturnal moths have invaded our home. Sometimes hidden in a hung towel or closet crack, these inch-long moths are everywhere. Yesterday one burst upward at my son from beneath a closed...

  • Ken Moon: Don't bother to replace 21-year-old furnace; it's still a youngster

    by KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have a 21-year-old furnace. We are getting new central air, and I want to know if I should replace the furnace at the same time? - Dave Answer: I would not. A furnace of that age was built under guidelines - promulgated in the early '90's - that require at least 80...

  • Pikes Peak Permaculture endorse designs by nature

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Permaculture is all about channeling Mother Nature. The practice is more than 40 years old, said Becky Elder, owner of Blue Planet Earthscapes and co-director of the Pikes Peak Permaculture guild, and was developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison from Tasmania and David Holmgren from...

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