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Author Archive | Daniel Cunningham

The Fourth Season Winter Gardening

Photography: Teresa Rafidi

Planting and prepping for winter, Don and Tiah Lambert at Live Oak Community Garden.

Every gardening season has its challenges—unpredictable weather, irregular rainfall patterns, pests and disease outbreaks. As summer’s brutal heat lingered into fall this year, some gardeners were ready to throw in the trowel.…

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The Urban Harvest

Foraging in the City

Photography Teresa Rafidi

Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberries) and Solanum ptychanthum (black nightshade

Have you ever eaten a pecan that has fallen from a tree? Made grape jelly from wild Texas grapes? Have you plucked a mulberry, plum or other ripe wild fruit that has been warmed by the summer sun?…

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Back to the Garden: Repurposing Food Waste

Illustrations: Krystal Read

The farm-to-table movement has (re) connected folks with local farmlands and backyard gardens. The renewed appreciation for fresh-picked, sustainably-raised food has led to a refreshing new awareness—an environmental revolution of sorts. How do we protect our precious resources—water and land—AND better manage the food we grow?…

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The Resilient Garden(er)

Daniel Cunningham sorts through red Swiss chard. Photo: Courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife

Growing food in North Texas can be challenging, if not downright difficult, even for the most experienced green thumb. Our gumbo clay soil is sticky and heavy. Our weather runs the gamut of extremes.…

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