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Learn to grow with Colorado Master Gardener Program

Gardening is a popular hobby and leisure activity that provides outdoor physical activity, contact with nature and sharing with others. For many gardeners, digging in the soil, pulling weeds and…

Getting your bees ready for winter

By Lisa Jensen Special to The PREVIEW This time of year, you may be canning, pickling, freezing, putting up your crops in common storage and, of course, eating. Bears are…

Foraging for edible weeds

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist I frequently get asked about whether or not noxious weeds can be eaten, used medicinally or as herbs. The short answer is yes (poisonous plant…

Are you being bugged by flies?

Are you being bugged by flies? This time of year is delightful for many reasons, but the number of nuisance flies in and around the home can be annoying. Several…

Noxious weed of the month: Russian knapweed

By Ethan Proud Special to The SUN Russian knapweed is a drought-hardy plant and is spreading from the Arboles area up into Pagosa Springs and the Pagosa Lakes area. Two…

Growing garlic in the Colorado high country

Growing garlic is easy. I have been growing garlic in the Colorado high country for over 20 years and planting between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1 (and no later) gets…

Weeds and fire can come hand in hand

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Noxious weeds are not only a biological wildfire, but often the two come hand in hand. Wildfires are fought by first containing the fire, which…

Food labels and what they mean

Consumer research conducted by Colorado State University (CSU) revealed that many consumers make food purchasing decisions based on moral or social ideals, such as paying more for a “local” apple…

Noxious weed of the month: yellow toadflax

Noxious weed of the month: yellow toadflax

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist Yellow toadflax, also known as butter and eggs, is a beautiful plant with a snapdragon-esque flower. It is native to the Mediterranean and has a…

Contain, suppress, eradicate: noxious weed goal-setting

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Once you have established that you have a noxious weed infestation on your property, you have to figure out what to do with it. Sometimes…

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