Just like people, cats have several options when it comes to organic bedding. You can get a cup style bed, pad, window perch, or even mini furniture when looking for organic pet bedding. Many owners get multiple organic cat bets so their pets have ample choices when lounging around the house.
Health & Community in Massachusetts
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Grow a Food Forest in Massachusetts
A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food producing plant species. Implemented properly, a food forest is a low maintenance garden that combines trees, shrubs and ground plants to produce useful and edible food like fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs.
This is a great way to eat more organic food in your daily life.
A food forest is a permaculture design element consisting of seven layers from the canopy and shrubs on down past the soil layer.
Following are some options for your Massachusetts food forest. All of these plants are routinely available in areas where they thrive.
The chicory (Cichorium intybus) is in the Aster family. It’s drought tolerance is Medium and requires a minimum temperature of -43°F.
The chicory is propogated by Seed. With a bloom period in Mid Summer, the fruit/seed period begins in Summer and ends in Fall.
The chicory is Introduced to MA. It requires precipitation between 20 and 60 inches of rain annually.
While a plant species may generally thrive and fruit in Massachusetts, you may be in a climate that isn’t optimal.
Consult your local garden supplier or continue researching in order to find plants, shrubs and ground cover that match your specific hardiness zone, rainfall and direct sun.
We hope you enjoy creating your food forest! Submit a picture and your garden could be featured on this site!
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