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Got Excess Produce?

Are you starting to harvest more produce from your vegetable garden than you can use, preserve or give to friends?  Food pantries nationwide continue to report increasing difficulty meeting the growing need for assistance. If you’re not sure what to do with your bounty, visit www.AmpleHarvest.org to find a local food pantry eager for your excess produce.  Please share this information with other MGVs and the general public, and urge your local food pantry to register.


Carpetweed, Mollugo verticillata

Carpetweed lives up to its common name by quickly forming a flat mat over the ground. This prostrate summer annual has freely branching stems with whorls of green leaves at the widely spaced nodes. It is most common in disturbed areas – gardens, new or thin lawns, and roadsides. Find out more about this common weed in this article...

Silver spotted skipper, Epargyreus clarus

Skippers are a group of small butterflies with quick, darting flights. The silver spotted skipper is one of the largest skippers. This chocolate-colored butterfly is easily identified by the conspicuous white or silver spot on the underside of its hind wing that gives it the common name. Read about this common, but often overlooked butterfly, in this article...

Dog Vomit Slime Mold, Fuligo septica

A frothy yellow or orange blob appears overnight on your mulch pile or under wood chip-mulched shrubs. Aliens attacking? Fido upchucked its dinner? No, just the harmless slime mold Fuligo septica. To learn more about this common, but often disconcerting, fungus-like organism, read this article...

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