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Springz Knocking by Mahik’s

Mahik’s delights us with a beautiful poem about spring, giving us something to look forward to in the winter months ahead.

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Gardening Guides: African Violet Update

As you may recall, we released an African Violet care guide along with a tutorial on propagating African Violets for the March issue of The Burgundy Zine.

Given that it’s been half a year since those guides were published, we figured it was time for a little update on how both plants are doing today.

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Joining the Battle Against Spotted Lanternflies

The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive pest with the potential to cost Pa’s economy in the upwards of $18 billion dollars, the Penn State Extension (PSE) reports. Since their discovery in Berks County five years ago, they’ve rapidly invaded southeastern Pa.

In an effort to engage residents in the Pa Department of Agriculture (PDA)’s fight against this insect, the PDA will offer permits for 31 in-person Spotted Lanternfly classes for businesses across 14 counties, including: Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks.

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What I’ve Learned From Hiking and Gardening

Hiking and gardening are two hobbies of mine that are separate, but deeply intertwined. The way soil slides through the spaces between my fingers, the pride I feel when the first blooms on a new plant appears, and the joy to be had hiking through the woods on a cool, summer afternoon has given me a newfound appreciation for all life on our planet.

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What I’ve Learned From Photography

Much like writing, photography has been a prominent gateway for self expression throughout the majority of my life. It has equipped me with a new perspective of the world and given me the opportunity to share my experiences globally without peeping a single word.

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Haikus by Patrick Gillespie

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite, recent haikus from carpenter and poet, Patrick Gillespie, and his “A Haiku Year” series.

These poems will also be featured in the seventh issue of The Burgundy Zine.

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Hiking Through Bushkill Falls

Hailed as “the Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is a scenic attraction featuring eight waterfalls, which can be seen from trails at four different skill levels.

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