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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…

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…

Backyard gardeners participate in Pagosa Farmers Market

Backyard gardeners participate in Pagosa Farmers Market

By Pauline Benetti Special to The SUN With the rise in popularity of backyard gardening, some Pagosans have found themselves with excess produce from week to week. The Pagosa Farmers…

Easter traditions: colored eggs and Easter lilies

For many, the Easter holiday is not complete without decorating hard-boiled eggs and the annual Easter egg hunt.  When I was young, eggs were usually colored Easter weekend and often…

Tools to help you manage your land

Many people in Archuleta County live on acreage. Some move here from other parts of the country, some have managed land for decades and others are new to this way…

What causes our beautiful fall landscape?

What causes our beautiful fall landscape?

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist There’s nothing like it! Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the mountainsides draped in swaths of gold and orange.  We plan road trips…

Apply now for the Colorado Master Gardener Program

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist Calling all gardening enthusiasts: applications are now available for the 2014 Colorado Master Gardener Program. The Colorado Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-based program that…

Environmental film festival confirmed for July

By Sally High Special to The PREVIEW The Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan is coming to downtown Pagosa Springs on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27. Proceeds from the…