Hot Weather Accelerates Planting Schedule – All Bales Planted!

Share Ideally, every stage of a gardening project is an educational opportunity for children to learn: digging methods, soil health, seed starting, planting, mulching, watering, plant identification and care, pest management, harvesting, cooking, etc. And if […]

Trip to the Farmers Market for Vegetable Garden Plants (and other Spring Colors)

Share           Many of the plants I plan to use for the Children’s Workshop’s Straw Bale garden came from a wonderful nursery that sells at the Union Square Farmers Market. Silver […]

Straw Bales Get Final Prep Before Planting

Share Like much of gardening, prepping straw bales for planting requires a fair amount of patience and vision. As eager as I was to rush the process, the most important thing is that the bales […]

Straw Bale Gardening: The biodegradable alternative to raised beds

Share Ideal for gardens in areas of contaminated soil or on patios The idea for using straw bales as the outer beds for the Children’s Workshop garden came from my one of my co-founders of […]

Campos Garden Showing New Life and Spring Colors

Share Here’s a brief interlude of how things are shaping up in my new gardening home at Campos Community Garden. The garden has done a 180 from its condition after last fall’s destruction from Sandy, […]

TGIG: Thank GOD I’m Gardening…2013 Gardening Adventures Begin

Share Yee-haw! Just when I thought I’d be plot-less, stuck without a place to grow food for the first time in 9 years, I was saved at the bell and got the opportunity to join […]