Back to school? Naw, just the Garden!

No, it's not time to start thinking about "Back to School" but it is time to get a look at a newly sprouted school garden.  This spring my daughter's 2nd grade teacher (Mrs. Kwid) proposed creating a school garden as a community service project for all second graders attending our elementary school.  The proposal was …

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This Mother’s Day was for Seizing the Moment and the Helpers

Mother's Day! What a grand holiday  for mothers that are also gardeners!  For it is without a doubt the best day of the year to recruit "garden helpers."  It is a day where the willingness to do something nice for Mom combines with the fresh breath of Spring helping the most hesitant of gardeners get …

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Raise what you sow…it’s a great way to go!

Raised beds...consider them for this garden season.  They offer many advantages when growing 'green goods' such as vegetables, herbs or flowers.  The two key advantages raised beds offer are  1) they can be filled with perfect soil and 2) they provide ideal soil drainage.  Plus they are very easy to dig in and plant! A raised …

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