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5 Reasons Not To Use Roundup

Over a hundred million pounds of Roundup are applied on lawns, playgrounds, parks, golf courses and US farm lands every year.  While the full list of ingredients have not been disclosed to the public, according to Reuter's, the chief ingredient glyphosate could be been linked to a number of health issues including Parkinson's, infertility and breast and prostate cancers.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Binghamton and Union Farmer’s Markets Seek Vendors

With temperatures in the Southern Tier finally reaching the 60's, people are starting to come out of hibernation and looking forward to spring warm weather activities and the start of popular Farmer Markets for local produce.

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Dan Kitwood - Getty Images
Dan Kitwood - Getty Images

6 Reasons Why I’m Ready for Spring

With the last few days finally showing signs of Spring, I've been getting so excited for it to finally be here for good. I was driving with the windows down yesterday and got to thinking about my absolute favorite things about the season of Spring and why I love it so much!

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Cate Gillon, Getty Images
Cate Gillon, Getty Images

Binghamton VINES to Host Two Garden Planning Workshops

There may still be snow on the ground but the VINES Program (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, Inc.) is not holding back as it hosts two fascinating Garden Planning workshops as part of its Green Thumb series.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Old Seeds-New Dirt and Spring Planting

I have a rather large garden in my yard in Binghamton.  Every spring, I  recall my Mom's  veggie garden on the west side and taking most of Mother's Day weekend to plant her fresh picked plants that she would by at her favorite greenhouse in Endicott.  Now that I live in the country, I have even more room so to save money, I start 98% of my plants by seed.

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Getty Images

5 Awesome DIY Ideas for Everybody

Maybe I'm a little late (okay, I'm VERY late), but recently, I've given in and created a Pinterest account and let me tell you, I'm OBSESSED. I never thought I'd be a DIY person, but it's too much fun!

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StoughtonFarm.com
StoughtonFarm.com

Newark Valley Corn Maize Has Important Message

I'm always looking for some cool things to do around the Southern Tier that don't cost an arm and a leg.  For many years now, friends of mine would take this adventure to nearby Newark Valley to tour a real corn "MAIZe." They would come back with some great photos and the following year, more people would join them.  It sounded like the best time and these were all adults having the time of their life at this beautiful family farm.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Brandon Blackstock Presents Kelly Clarkson With the Ultimate Gift

What's the secret to Kelly Clarkson's heart? You won't believe the gift her hubby Brandon Blackstock gave her!

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Gordon Images

Dahlias Are Amazing Southern Tier Flowers

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I remember my Mom planting these little potato things called tubers every year about this time of the year.  The first year I would laugh as she would tell me how each tuber would produce this 3-7 foot plant in a dazzling array of colors.  They are called Dahlias, a flower native to Mexico and first discovered in the year 1525.

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Dynamic Graphics

Best Way to Plant Corn, Beans and Squash [HOW TO]

I remember my Mom talking about "the three sisters" when I was young.  She actually had 4 sisters so it always confused me, but then again, I am easily confused.  Every May my Mom would bring up these 3 sisters and now I know what she was talking about.  The 3 sisters has to do with happy companion plants in your garden.

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