Hornfaced Bees Better Pollinators than Honeybees, Grow Exotic Mushrooms at Home, and More Gardening News

The hornfaced bee pollinates garden plants and trees more efficiently than ordinary bees, the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center is threatened by a plan to sell its “surplus” acreage, a new fertilizer from zoo animals is on the market, Shiitake and truffle mushrooms are now readily available in the U.S., and we recommend some books for gardeners. Originally published as "Seasons of the Garden: Beltsville Freebies" in the July/August 1983 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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