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Yardsmart: How to be a good neighbor in urban agriculture

With the retirement of buggy horses in the city a century ago, the mess, smell and flies suddenly declined. Eventually ordinances were drafted to gradually purge the urban world of farm animals, solving a multitude of problems they caused in high density areas. Today these old ways of thinking are challenged by urban agriculture aficionados who are bringing chickens and other livestock into the city.

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Plumber: Check out these new bar faucet features

Q: Dear Ed: After years of planning and part-time work, I'm finishing up my basement wet bar. All I need to do is install the bar faucet and sink. I already have the bar sink but need to look for a nice bar faucet. Is there anything new with bar faucets that I should check out when I purchase the faucet?

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A garden for special-needs kids grows

The banana peels come from the pie shop. The carrot pulp comes from the juice bar. Food remnants at Bob Roth's New River Groves in Davie do not go in the garbage. They head for compost containers out back, 5-gallon paint buckets where scraps are turned into gardening gold by students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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On Gardening: Wild Irish daylily continues to mesmerize

This is my fourth year to be watching our American Hemerocallis Display Garden and each year the selection Wild Irish catches my eye like few other daylilies. Each year I post it on our Facebook and the hits views and likes come pouring in. It's no wonder that an internet search finds it readily available from numerous sources.

Videos

6 quick tips for Palmetto bug prevention

Palmetto bugs, or American cockroaches, are known to invade coastal South Carolina homes. Here are some quick tips from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences on how to keep the pests out of your home (and what to do if they've already made their way inside).
Ashley Jean Reese Staff video
6 quick tips for Palmetto bug prevention 1:08

6 quick tips for Palmetto bug prevention

Building a raised garden bed in downtown Beaufort 1:01

Building a raised garden bed in downtown Beaufort

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How to kill your lawn without chemicals

Take a sneak a peek at this house on the Beaufort Architects Tour 1:49

Take a sneak a peek at this house on the Beaufort Architects Tour