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Kyle Valentini lives and gardens in the village of Parral, in Tuscarawas Co., with a family that includes daughter Francesca and an assortment of overly domesticated, spoiled pets of both the four and two legged variety. She is the local editor for the Tuscarawas edition of The Bargain Hunter. She is active in numerous organizations including the Historic Canal Dover Association and the Tuscarawas County Heritage Home Association. She is an avid supporter of the arts in addition to being an artist. She is excited to share her love of gardening and her approaches to it with readers.


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I admit I have neglected the garden too much
Published: June 22, 2016

Columnist Kyle Valentini discusses her experience with gardening this year and her daughter's orchestra concert.

Be patient, this canít last forever
Published: June 08, 2016

Columnist Kyle Valentini discusses her enjoyment of the cicada's emergence.

Cleaning up an environmental mess after the fact is not sustainable
Published: May 18, 2016

Columnist Kyle Valentini discusses the damage that mining and other forms of pollution have caused to the watershed. She commends some of the organizations that are helping on these matters but encourages people to stop the damage proactively.

April snowstorms bring May flowers, or something like that
Published: April 01, 2016

Kyle Valentini says that snow in April is quite normal in our neck of the woods.

We are poisoning the planet because we think we need all this stuff
Published: March 25, 2016

Keeping up with the latest trends in electronics means more junk ends up in landfills.

We are poisoning the planet because we think we need all this stuff
Published: March 25, 2016

Keeping up with the latest trends in electronics means more junk ends up in landfills.

Donít be fooled, gardening is hard work
Published: March 20, 2016

Gardening is a lot harder than it looks as its depicted on television and social media.

Donít be fooled, gardening is hard work
Published: March 18, 2016

No matter how many times you look at those cute little raised beds made out of that old dresser found ďfreeĒ on the curb and the pottersí bench built completely out of pallets and ingenuity on Pinterest gardening is still hard work.

Donít be fooled by social media, gardening is hard work
Published: March 18, 2016

It takes more than pallets and ingenuity to do the real work of a gardener according to columnist Kyle Valentini.

Spring-like weather gets us in the mood to get outside now
Published: March 12, 2016

A dose of spring-like weather in early March makes us long for the real thing. Keep busy with yard and garden chores that don't include spraying Roundup on every weed you could just as well pull.


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