Gardening Grows Good Health: Plants and Nutrition Basics

Share It’s amazing how much nutrition you can pack into a small garden if you plan (and plant) well. Here’s just a sample from an almost endless list of what you can grow in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Square Foot Garden Update: Cold Nights Hinder Greens Growth (Do I wait or go forward with summer?)

Share I am quickly learning that Square Foot Gardening project is proving quite a challenge when timing and replanting is everything.  As I previously described, the plot is 4’ by 4’ square, small indeed, but perfect […]

Pete Seeger Inspires Community Gardeners to “Stand for our Land” at Mayoral Forum

Share Gardening activists (and folk music lovers) gathered at Cooper Union’s Great Hall to hear from 2013 New York City Mayoral candidates about what they would do if elected to protect and support our city’s […]

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 […]