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5 things that gardening with a toddler has taught me…

By: Cecelia Wilken, a recent ASU Nutrition Student Last year I made the executive decision to start a family garden. Initially, I started it for personal and honestly, somewhat selfish reasons. I wanted to get outside more, I wanted our … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

by Lori Meszaros, Recent ASU Nutrition Communication student   If you walked into a school lunchroom and saw children lining up for the salad bar, you’d probably wonder, “What are they putting in that salad bar to make those kids … Continue reading

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Planting Through the Low Desert Seasons

By Cricket Aldridge, Urban Farm Lifestyle Editor   One of the coolest things about gardening in the Sonoran Desert is that we can grow every month of the year, with the hardest time to grow being July through September, although … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Sleep over the Nightshade Family of Plants

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern The Nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae) includes many fruits and vegetables that you may be familiar with, and probably have at home right now. But did you know that this group of plants … Continue reading

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Do Honey Bees Need Pesticides, or More Specifically, Miticides?

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and southern Arizona rancher with her family Miticides, as the name implies, is an agent used to control mites. If you read my last article concerning honey bees and their unwelcome parasitic friend, … Continue reading

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