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Avant Gardener – ANOTHER REVIEW OF FAVORITE SEED CATALOGS AND AN INTERVIEW WITH URBAN COMMUNITY GARDEN ORGANIZER, YVONNE HILL

ANOTHER REVIEW OF FAVORITE SEED CATALOGS AND AN INTERVIEW WITH URBAN COMMUNITY GARDEN ORGANIZER, YVONNE HILL
Featured in the discussion about seed catalogs is Burpee Seeds with whom Derek worked as catalog manager for six years in the 1960’s at their famous Fordhook Farm trial garden, Pennsylvania. Also a look at the mammoth vegetables (including a giant exhibition onion, a mammoth cabbage and a mammoth leek) offered by British seed house, Robinson & Son, plus reasons to patronize Pinetree Seeds, which consistently features the lowest cost seed packets in America. In a lively interview, community garden organizer Yvonne Hill explains the success of her 5-acre community garden project in downtown Ft. Myers, Florida; also its funding and how she hopes to soon expand it to 50 acres. The broadcast concludes with answering email questions sent to Derekfell@verizon.net, including a gardener who wishes to know how to rid his plot of slugs and another who is looking for ways to repel deer.