Yesterday I helped cast wildflower seeds in a city park. Two of us put three hours of work into it, and there's nothing to show for it ... yet.
On November 7, I led a volunteer group removing honeysuckle at Griggs Reservoir. This left an empty space 300 feet long and on average 20 feet wide, along the edge of a wooded slope. I got permission to plant, from two sources - one was the parks management, and the other was the watershed management arm of the division of water in the…Continue
Just wanted to check how everyone did this season. We are just wrapping up our 7 display gardens. The weather this fall has been very mild and has made the clean up a bit easier. We had a good year in our Plant a Row garden. We have many wonderful volunteers and students that come and learn about the joys of gardening. Planning to plant a few amaryllis and paperwhites next week in the greenhouse and get ready for the next season.
How do you celebrate the harvest? Have you ever had a local foods dinner with your neighbors or walked in a procession with your community with the fruits of your labor? People around the world have been celebrating the harvest for centuries. While the celebrations vary, they all share the common theme of honoring and enjoying the fruits, vegetables, and grains grown during the planting season. Get ideas for hosting your own…Continue
Are you going to compost that? Use Gardening with Kids simple "can" and "cannot" guide to composting in the kitchen, classroom or community garden! Most kitchen waste can be composted; in fact, some may be surprised just how much of what we throw away could be recycled into potential fertilizer for next summer's garden. Not sure where to begin? Check out our simple guide to foods that can and cannot be…Continue
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a local horticulturist to discuss establishing a butterfly garden in a local park. She had a lot of knowledge to share about coordinating volunteers.First, you…Continue