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Early Spring Planting

Grange News

Here in the northwest, spring planting for certain plants and trees starts as early as late January! Look to Grange Co-op for the plants, tools, and soil amendments you need to successfully get these first-of-the-season beauties in the ground and growing. NOTE: All availability times provided are estimates. Please call your local Grange Co-op for […]

February 2, 2016View Post
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Backyard Beekeeping

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The Many Benefits of Beekeeping The Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Collecting Bees & Honey Beekeeping: Getting Started (Video) Shop Beekeeping Supplies

February 1, 2016View Post
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Collecting Honey Bees & Honey

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Getting honey bees You can fill your hive with honey bees either found in nature or by buying them. In the wild, clusters of bees are called swarms, which you can collect and introduce to your hive. As a first-time precaution, take an experienced bee keeper. Wear the appropriate protective gear if you move a […]

January 31, 2016View Post
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The Many Benefits of Beekeeping!

Grange News

Enjoy the many benefits of beekeeping! We’ve all seen those unmistakable white stacked boxes in a field or yard while driving through the country. Full of honeybees, those boxes and the specialized work involved may have seemed interesting, but part of a job that you felt was too complicated, time-consuming, or dangerous. But actually, beekeeping […]

January 30, 2016View Post
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The Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

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The process by which bees make honey is a fascinating natural wonder. Worker bees gather nectar and bring it to the hive. Hive bees continue breaking down the sugars before depositing it into a honeycomb cell. Hive bees use their wings to fan the transforming nectar to evaporate remaining water, thickening the nectar into honey. […]

January 29, 2016View Post
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Asparagus & Rhubarb

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It has come to our attention that many home gardeners and small growers are planting their asparagus roots dry and their rhubarb crowns too deep. Soak asparagus roots for several hours overnight in water prior to planting. Spears will appear in a matter of weeks after spring planting. Plant asparagus roots about a foot apart, […]

January 28, 2016View Post
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Beekeeping: Getting Started (Video)

Grange News

Grange Co-op’s own Hazel Thomas guests on KTVL’s The Great Outdoors segment with Aaron Nilsson. Beginning as a complete novice, Hazel has now been keeping bees for almost 5 years. She discusses the many benefits of beekeeping, from pollination to wax and the healthy and delicious honey. Also covered: the basic equipment for getting started […]

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Help Clean Your Inside Air With Air-Scrubbing Houseplants

Home and Living

Houseplants are an easy and inexpensive way to beautify any room of your home, give it color and character, and allow you to show off your green thumb. But more importantly to your health – and your family’s health – are plants’ incredible “air scrubbing” ability to help improve the quality of your indoor air. […]

January 5, 2016View Post
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Jackson County Leaf Directory

Home and Living

Divert leaves from burn piles, storm drains and the landfill ~ Send them to compost piles, garden beds, and landscapes! Leaf Exchange Program – Jackson County Air Quality: The Leaf Exchange Program gives residents an alternative to burning leaves, which contributes to particulate matter and other pollutants in the air. Jackson County Air Quality compiles […]

September 3, 2015View Post
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Wildflowers in Fall and Winter

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Wildflowers in the Fall and Winter? Yes! Here’s why: Most of the hardy wildflower species used in mixes intended for ‘naturalizing’ (becoming established in the landscape as though it were a natural, native species) require winter chilling, and even freezing, to prepare them to germinate naturally in the late-Winter to very early Spring. By sowing […]

September 2, 2015View Post

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