Gardening at Badger Rock lets students earn money, socialize during COVID-19 pandemic

Madison.com – Gardens are a source of income and a social oasis for high school students this fall. “I was looking for a job that would be part-time and would be safe during the pandemic, so I wanted to work somewhere outside and I’ve always loved gardens,” said Evfrosiniia “Frosya” Mozhaeva, a sophomore at West […] […]

Gardening at Badger Rock lets students earn money, socialize during COVID-19 pandemic

Madison.com – Gardens are a source of income and a social oasis for high school students this fall. “I was looking for a job that would be part-time and would be safe during the pandemic, so I wanted to work somewhere outside and I’ve always loved gardens,” said Evfrosiniia “Frosya” Mozhaeva, a sophomore at West […] […]

Thousands chasing London allotments as supply dwindles

Hayley Dunning – The mental, physical and community benefits of allotment gardening are invaluable to city dwellers, but allotments are in short supply in London. This is one of the conclusions of a new paper by Imperial College London researchers in the Centre for Environmental Policy, published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. MSc student […] […]

Urban gardening just got a whole lot easier and more sustainable

Vogue.com.au – How many dead plants are you responsible for? How many green-tinged dreams of becoming an amalgamation of Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow have ended in sad, withered herbs on your windowsill? If you see yourself here and have minor amounts of regret or PTSD from killing plant after plant but still want to […] […]

Living Sustainably: Put nature to work for more effective gardening

HollandSentinel.com – The urban environment is dominated by buildings, pavement, lawns, and other non-natural elements. We constantly struggle against nature to maintain our built environment, especially our lawns and gardens. This can include the use of fertilizers and pesticides that, if used improperly, can cause environmental harm. Our built landscapes can also be very water […] […]

Purdue Extension: Growing communities one garden at a time

AGPURDUE.EDU – Located within an Indianapolis food desert, 25 volunteers gathered on a hot July day to build six raised garden beds and plant cool-season vegetable crops in a community garden on the campus of HealthNet Martindale-Brightwood Health Center. The volunteers made a vision for quality food access a reality sought by determined HealthNet employees, […] […]

Santa Rosa is a top spot for gardening in the US

PressDemocrat.com – If you like gardening, Santa Rosa is one of the best places in the country to be. That’s the conclusion of a new nationwide survey that ranked Santa Rosa fourth in the nation for urban gardening. LawnStarter, an Austin, Texas-based lawn care company, compared 150 of the most populated cities in the U.S. […] […]

An urban homestead that nurtures, nourishes educates

Julie Pritchard Wright grew up on her family’s two-acre property in the hills of Cupertino, where her father grew grapes and fruit trees, and kept bees and sometimes chickens, while her mother tended a large vegetable garden. “Whenever I smell the scent of tomato leaves, I think of her,” Wright says. “She also grew many […] […]

Prep now for the veggie garden with a mix of transitional and cool-season plants

NOLA.com – When it comes to vegetable gardening, understanding the seasons and the proper time to plant various crops is so important to success. Although it certainly doesn’t feel like it, we are gradually transitioning into fall — and that affects what we can plant. Cool fronts may begin to make their way into our […] […]

Dj Cavem drops beets for a healthy future

Dj Cavem Moetavation (Ietef Vitae) is all about seeds. He plants seeds in the soil to grow healthy food, sure, but he also plants the seeds of lifestyle change in kids. For him, these efforts are one and the same: they both hold the power to “sprout that life”—that life being a culture of wellness, […] […]