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Season extenders: Growing season isn’t over yet

Given that the frost-free dates with 50 percent probability are June 22 and Sept. 7, the average outdoor growing season in the Pagosa Springs area is a short 77 days.…

Farmers Market hours to change Sept. 6

By Pauline Benetti Special to The PREVIEW Activities, products and hours at the Pagosa Farmers Market change with the temperatures. The current hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be…

Growing tomatoes in Colorado is rewarding, challenging

Nothing can beat the taste and juiciness of a home-grown tomato. And in spite of our short season, backyard growers can be successful. If you have a greenhouse of some…

Marijuana grow houses and zoning laws reviewed

By Courtney Gibb Special to The SUN Question: What are the zoning laws for grow houses? Answer: The Colorado Constitution permits both the personal and commercial cultivation of medical and…

Thank you for a great county fair

The tents are down, the animals are gone and 4-H projects have moved on to Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. The Archuleta County Fair is over for another year and…

Freezing: A great way to preserve summer fruit

If you go to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning or shop the produce section of the grocery store, you can’t miss the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many…

Greenhouse Gardening Series features state, regional and local experts

By Roberta Tolan Special to The PREVIEW Gardening in Pagosa Country can be challenging at best. One of the ways to have a successful garden in spite of our short…

Identify, encourage beneficial insects in your garden

All year-round, but especially during the summer, it is important to recognize, work with and encourage beneficial insects. Beneficial insects are those that provide natural, or biological, control for insect…

Archuleta County Fair

Archuleta County Fair

It’s finally here. The Archuleta County Fair starts today, July 31, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3. Fun family events are scheduled throughout the four-day event, so bring your family,…

Funding available for organic certification

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that $11.5 million is available nationally in Farm Bill funding for organic certification cost-share assistance. The certification assistance is meant to help…

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