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Pittsburgh Writer Shares Pawpaw Passion

In 2010, writer Andy Moore went to a festival celebrating an obscure, native fruit called the pawpaw. Now he's become the forgotten fruit's biggest ambassador.

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The Organic Gardeners: Native Plants Are Tough And Beautiful

Native plants are easy and fun to grow. They don't need fertilizers and fend off insects with ease.

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Bringing Back a Rare Butterfly

Fort Indiantown Gap near Harrisburg is the training ground for the Pennsylvania National Guard where soldiers practice with machine guns,

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Go Native: Turning a Yard into a Wildlife Haven

More than just the regal frittilary depend on native grasses and wildflowers to survive.

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What Tastes Like a Banana But Grows Here? The Paw Paw

The Paw Paw tree is a plant native to this region that produces a fruit that tastes like something out of the tropics.

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Wasp Kills Pines

Foresters are worried about a wasp that's killing pine trees. The insect is spreading through pine forests in northern states.

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The Allegheny Front for the Week of March 11, 2009

Listen to the Entire Program: Recession Proof Construction; Coal Ash Controversy; PA Offers Energy Efficiency Loans and Rebates; News Ana

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The Organic Gardeners: Edible Landscaping

The Organic Gardeners Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser talk about planting landscaping that you can eat.

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Bringing Nature Home

In Pennsylvania, more than a third of the state's total plant flora are not native.

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