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Growing on the High Plains: Resolutions for 2017

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As we embark on a New Year, it's hard to resist pondering the corrections we'd like to make moving forward. It's no surprise that "getting in shape" inevitably tops the list of most resolutions.

On today's Growing on the High Plains, I'd like to recommend the perfect activity for 2017: GARDENING! Not only does it get your body moving, which helps with circulation, blood pressure, and flexibility, it also keeps your mind active, allows for heaping helpings of fresh air, and helps burn off those holiday pounds. Are you ready for the best part? If you work hard throughout the year, you're likely to get countless healthy meals out of it!  

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.