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 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, […]

 Sara Swanson

August 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. August is generally the month we find ourselves dealing with a few issues in our yards and gardens – insects, […]

 Sara Swanson

July 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. Rain, rain go away! How many of us have been singing that song lately? I know I have been! Yes, […]

 Sara Swanson

June 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. June! It’s June! Do you know what that means?! It means we have soooo much to do in the […]

 Sara Swanson

May 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. Hooray for May! The weather is finally acting like it might grudgingly admit that it really is spring. Things are […]

 Sara Swanson

April 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. I was talking with a couple the other day who said they weren’t sure that they were going to have […]