Environment

Master gardener Jager to discuss why weeds matter at BTG ‘trowel talk’

Master gardener Jager to discuss why weeds matter at BTG ‘trowel talk’

The word “weed” tends to have a bad connotation — for gardeners, that is. But according to master gardener Nancy Jager, weeds that sprout in people’s gardens are actually just wild plants. She will lead a gardening workshop called “Wild on Weeds” at 4:15 p.m. today in the Roger Tory Peterson Nature Classroom, where she will provide interesting tidbits on wild plants.

The fight for a plant-free Chautauqua Lake

The fight for a plant-free Chautauqua Lake

Products and lifestyles that claim to be all-natural or organic have exploded in popularity, stretching from the healthiest foods to the softest clothing and the most earthy way to build a house. The claim that living “au naturel” is all-around healthier and less destructive than using manufactured goods and practices has been applied to virtually every facet of American modern life.