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 Sara Swanson

July Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. If I told you that we received more rain this June than the average June, would you believe me? I […]

 Sara Swanson

May Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. Does April snow bring May flowers? It looks like it, from all the tulips popping up all over town! Luckily for […]

 Sara Swanson

April gardening advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Manchester resident Jennifer Fairfield owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. As I sit here writing this, I’m listening to the frogs in my pond make an incredible racket! They have been peeping […]

 Danielle Muntz

Ukrainian Eggs, My Family’s Unique Tradition

I was old enough to be resentful that my mother decided we should spend the afternoon at the Tecumseh Antique Mall, but still young enough to hope there would be a toy horse to buy. My mom had found out a lady would be giving a demonstration on the traditional art of pysanka, and as […]

 Sara Swanson

March Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. That taste of spring over the weekend really got me longing to get gardening! And I was seeing some signs […]

 Sara Swanson

February Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2016

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. This winter has definitely been better than the last two, in terms of temperature and snowfall amounts. Yes, we got […]

 Sara Swanson

December Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2015

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. Now that the snow is gone, and the temps are a little bit warmer, if you haven’t finished all the […]

 Sara Swanson

November Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2015

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. It may not seem like winter is coming, based on the forecast for this week (70’s!), but it’s bound to […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Using a Rain Barrel Can Save Money and Water

If you have municipal water and use it for watering your garden, flower beds or landscaping, consider using a rain barrel to collect rainwater from your house roof for those watering needs. Using a rain barrel can benefit your garden and landscaping by taking advantage of rain water, a resource that would otherwise be lost […]

 Sara Swanson

September Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2015

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s Note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. El Nino could bring us a nicer winter than the last two, at least according to the national forecasters. However, […]