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By Amber Veverka Attracting more butterflies to your yard starts with choosing better plants – and by providing food and habitat for all stages of a butterfly’s life. That’s the message local experts have for Carolinas gardeners who want to get a jump on next year’s butterfly garden now as fall begins, creating a haven […]

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Charlotte-area locavores have a new online resource to help them find homegrown food – and learn a little about the farmers who produce it. A local branding firm has launched GrowCharlotte.com, a new website that ultimately will let users track locally raised fruits, vegetables and meats from their farm source to the market, store or […]

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The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens  is hosting a free winter garden walk at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. The tour will begin at the school’s greenhouse where Larry Mellichamp, gardens director, will give a short talk on winter plants. Afterward, visitors will walk through the Susie Harwood Garden with garden staff members […]

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  By Amber Veverka      Gardening season may seem like ages away, but for one crop, winter is the ideal season to get started. This is the time to launch your own backyard mushroom garden – a project that requires little more than shade, water and time.      Several easy-to-grow mushroom species need to grow on […]

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