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Denise Thornton

DEER TICKS ON THE RISE

If  you live in deer tick country, tuck your pants in your socks.    I just read in my October Arboretum Newsletterthat the deer tick population there is on the increase.  Researchers are on the lookout for these little beasties there, and this past summer they found deer ticks in […]

WHAT GARDENERS ARE GROWING AND WHY

Here is an article I wrote that appeared this week in Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper: A first-of-its-kind study analyzes how much Madison-area gardeners produce and why Surprise, it’s not just about food! Denise Thornton on Thursday 09/15/2011 When Vincent Smith came to Madison to study urban agriculture, he picked fertile […]

THE SUPER DUPER SEPTIC TANK

We are ready to flush our toilet, except that we don’t have one yet.  That has to wait till the house is built next summer. However, our drainfield has been planned, approved, laid in, and seeded over.  And last week a super-duper septic tank was added to the project.  I […]