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Homegrown column Sept. 05, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Help. There’s this awful looking thing growing along the ground in my garden that looks like The Blob, only yellow. What is it? Do I need to start packing? Is it going to eat up my house?  — Sue Actually, what you have ...


Now is the time to upgrade your sprinkler system

By Staff

By CURTIS SWIFT Special to the Sentinel Now that summer is almost at its end, it’s a good time to figure out what it has cost to water your lawn and gardens and make some changes. If you are using treated water, compare July’s ...


SustainAbility column Aug. 22, 2009

By Adele Israel

School has started and we are down to our last month of summer, but there are still plenty of opportunities to increase your sustainability IQ. As soon as you finish reading this column, head on over to Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand ...


Homegrown column Aug. 22, 2009

By Dennis Hill

• I planted two yellow hook-neck squash plants and I am getting a lot of buds, but the squash only grow to the size of a peanut then shrivel up. What am I not doing? — Kristi Squash shriveling up before they have a chance to size ...


Late summer a good time to start watering less often, DRIP Column Aug 22, 2009

By Staff

By CURTIS SWIFT Special to the Sentinel The intelligent use of water is important to all of us on the DRIP team. Even though we have a great deal of water coursing through the Grand Valley, how we use it determines our success in maintaining ...


SustainAbility column July 25, 2009

By Adele Israel

Humans have lived in the desert for thousands of years and survived. According to Master Gardener Laurie Reiser, living in the desert is “perfectly possible” and doesn’t have to be scary. The key is respecting the land and ...


SustainAbility Column July 11, 2009

By Adele Israel

It has been very entertaining to hear about House Resolution 2454 primarily through the filter of local perspective. The fun began with a letter from Grand Valley Power concerning “Cap and Trade Legislation” and continued with ...


DRIP Column July 11, 2009

By Guest Columnist

By JOSEPH BURTARD Special to the Sentinel The average Grand Valley resident uses approximately 91 gallons of water in his or her home each day, according to local water providers. Household appliances are major contributors to the amount of ...


SustainAbility Column July 04, 2009

By Adele Israel

This past Tuesday , I had the privilege of participating in the 2009 Western Colorado Sustainability Roundtable with 40 other lucky people. The event was hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado with help from Green Guides of the Grand ...


DRIP Column July 04, 2009

By Guest Columnist

By DENIS REICH Special to the Sentinel It was a wet spring here in the Grand Valley. For many, it was the wettest they can remember. For some of us, this means we can procrastinate no longer on re-shingling the roof. For others, it raises ...


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