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The Dirt on Dirt — 04/28/22

From healthy soils and mulches to koi ponds, waterfalls and various edible landscapes, we spoke with local experts to get all kinds of ideas for making your garden pop this spring. Find out how to get started with composting, container gardening and other simple techniques for beginners to pick up.

Also on the cover, celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this weekend at your favorite local shop, p. 15, the Hampstead Eats food truck festival returns to town, p. 22, and a special comedy fundraiser at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry will help a beloved employee in need, p. 32.

I worked for over seven years to increase awareness of an important health condition that warrants everyone’s attention as 1 ...
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Covid-19 update As of April 18 As of April 25Total cases statewide 304,365 308,446Total current infections statewide 1,544 2,444Total deaths ...
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NH Travel and Tourism director joins national travel board Lori Harnois, director of the New Hampshire Department of Business and ...
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Today is like Christmas for football personnel junkies, as Round 1 of the annual draft of college players goes off ...
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A trail built for all Some of the physical, cultural and social barriers to nature have been broken down with ...
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Big Events April 28, 2022 and beyond Friday, April 29 Catch Brad Aikens and Friends at the Millyard Brewery (125 ...
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And more advice on how to make your garden healthier, hardier and more exciting By Matt Ingersoll and Angie Sykeny ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • Wizard spoof: Cue Zero Theatre Co. presents Puffs, or Seven ...
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Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day If you love your local bookstore, this Saturday, April 30, is your chance to support it ...
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Gardening for a community I recently went to Brattleboro, Vermont, to meet with the organizers of Edible Brattleboro. It is ...
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Dear Donna, My grandmother took a trip to Europe in 1913, starting in Germany and then going to the Netherlands, ...
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Family fun for the weekend Family chickens Learn all about the care and keeping of backyard chickens at the Beaver ...
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Michelle ‘Mo’ Wheeler Clothing designer Michelle “Mo” Wheeler of Merrimack is the founder, CEO and designer of Doublesolid Apparel, an ...
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News from the local food scene • Greek eats to go: There’s still time to get your order in for ...
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Food truck festival returns to Hampstead More than a half dozen local food trucks serving all kinds of unique menu ...
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Find tacos savory and sweet in downtown Manchester After being shelved in both 2020 and 2021, Taco Tour is back ...
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Keith Wilson of Brentwood is the production chef of Dunk’s Mushrooms (313 Route 125, Brentwood, dunksmushrooms.com), which grows several varieties ...
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Apples aren’t just for fall cooking! This recipe makes a great appetizer all year long. When you think of bruschetta, ...
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In my relative youth, I worked in a pizza joint for several older Greek men who taught me two important ...
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A look at two reds from Napa Valley This week’s wines are two exceptional reds, created from grapes grown in ...
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May Erlewine, Tiny Beautiful Things (Warner Records) Some really gentle, very pretty stuff here engineered for comfortably settled womenfolk who ...
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Riverman: An American Odyssey, by Ben McGrath (Knopf, 272 pages) The curious life and mysterious death of Dick Conant makes ...
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The Northman (R) Alexander Skarsgård is Viking Hamlet (as many a commentator has called him) in The Northman, directed and ...
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Local music news & events • Tidal dude: A newly opened Italian steakhouse hosts Chris Cyrus playing solo. Best known ...
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Friends and fans gather to help injured Tupelo employee Just before dawn on April 8, Mark Shamaly was struck by ...
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