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Gardeners Call on Big Box Stores to Stop Selling Bee-Killing Pesticides

Did you realize that without bees we wouldn’t have most of the freshly grown food we enjoy? Everything from field crops like clover and alfalfa to melons, tomatoes, beans, berries and almonds are produced thanks to the hard working efforts of bees. Unfortunately, well meaning gardeners may have been duped into buying what seem to […]

Continue Reading By on October 28, 2014 in agriculture, bees, pesticides
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Climate Change Brings Earlier Blooms, Longer Growing Seasons

Oh the sweetness of spring, the hopefulness of Easter and the delightfulness of longer, sunnier days!  I remember as a little girl being excited about the daffodils that grew on the hill outside our back door. Although they weren’t exactly Easter lilies, I recall a strong association between these flowers that my mother called jonquils […]

Continue Reading By on March 10, 2014 in agriculture, bees, climate change, flowers, gardening

Baby, We’re Concerned about Toxins Harming Your Brain

Baby, you know your mama loves you.  She quit smoking just for you.  She’s following all of her doctor’s advice and ate well during her pregnancy.  It’s not her fault that you were born with toxic chemicals in your cord blood.  It’s the new normal for babies.  Yes, your mama loves you no matter what. […]

Continue Reading By on February 24, 2014 in Arkansas, baby, bees, outing, Safe Chemicals Act, thrifty