The Weekly Dirt with Jessica Damiano

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I'm a garden coach, speaker, author, Cornell University Cooperative Extension-trained master gardener and multiple award-winning journalist with more than 15 years’ experience offering expert planting, growing and troubleshooting advice — first to home gardeners in my nationally syndicated Newsday Garden Detective column, and currently as internationally published gardening columnist for the Associated Press.
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