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What the new USDA gardening map tells us about climate change

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map was recently updated after more than a decade. It confirms what anyone who’s planted seeds recently already knows.

How to be more eco-friendly in your garden

You don’t need to completely upend the way you garden. These small changes can make your yard a haven for flora and fauna.
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What crops will we be growing in the future, as climate change alters the landscape?

Gardeners could face big challenges with climate change in years to come, including temperature extremes, droughts and flooding. But what sustainable foods will we be growing?

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A garden in a former Texas coal mine helps feed 2,000 people a month

The garden in the middle of a 35,000-acre former mine is supplying thousands of pounds of fresh produce to families in three counties that have few grocery stores.
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Experts say last week's wildfire smoke won't hurt plants

Experts say the few days of smoke exposure the region experienced last week were likely not enough to pose a serious threat.
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Tough plants for tough places offers climate change gardening advice

Whether it’s an untimely frost or ongoing drought, prairie gardeners are no strangers to adverse conditions. As the weather becomes more volatile, it’s important for plant lovers to have strategies to make the most of growing conditions.

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Gardeners beware: Climate change is setting a trap for you

More crop-killing “false springs” are bedeviling gardeners and farmers alike