Monthly Archives: November 2012

Victory Gardens Rise

Gretchen Mead founded the Victory Garden Initiative in Milwaukee with an incredible vision: “a harvestable city where everyone has access to fresh fruits and vegetables.” In an age where, sadly, some children don’t realize that stores don’t make the food, … Continue reading

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More Public Schools Adding Gardens

It seems that more and more schools are recognizing the benefits of adding gardens into their curriculums and school spaces. Over the past two years, the number of school gardens has seen tremendous growth. According to an article in the Epoch Times, there … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Veggies to Plant Next Year

As we roll into another Thanksgiving season, some of us will be pulling in our haul from the garden and our cellars to make a homegrown, organic dinner; but most of us will make a very long, laborious trip to … Continue reading

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Storm Cleanup Tips

If you’re one of the lucky ones, Sandy left you with some of your garden still intact. But the serious amount of rain, wind, and other woes might have left it in sad shape. Depending on where your garden is … Continue reading

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Super-Light Rooftop Gardens

One of the major problems with creating a rooftop garden is the sheer weight of soil. While a typical rooftop is designed to handle about 20 to 40 pounds per square foot, some soil can weight up to 120 pounds … Continue reading

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Storm Takes Toll on NY Gardens

If you’re lucky, your garden wasn’t completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy’s devastating arrival in New York earlier this week. Everything was hit hard—homes were demolished, water flooded the streets and subway tunnels, and lives were claimed. And even things securely … Continue reading

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‘Artful Collage from Found Objects’ Author Shares Garden Art Experience

This post is by contributing writer Ellen Spector Platt! Name:  Ellen Spector Platt Blog: Garden Bytes from the Big Apple Title:  See Your Corner of the World Differently On the 18th floor rooftop of a Manhattan condo building, I design … Continue reading

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