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Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from work as a school garden educator, where one of my gardens consisted of 22 raised…

2 Comments / 63 View / September 19, 2017

Pass The Pistil Giveaway: Gilmour’s Top 5 Watering Tools

  Once you’ve had a taste of the right tool for the job, it’s hard to go backwards — especially when it comes to watering. In fact, one of the questions I hear most commonly is how should I water…

25 Comments / 233 View / July 10, 2017

Planting Inspiration: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Did you know there are varieties of banana plants hardy to zone 5 or that there’s a Hydrangea for nearly every season? Water wise plants don’t have to be “tan and tawny,” there’s as much color to be had…

0 Comments / 331 View / June 29, 2017

Flower Power: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Garden Design Magazine’s spring issue is a celebration of flowers. Wildflowers, edible flowers, flowers for cutting, and enlivening landscapes. To enjoy the full issue, subscribe here. What’s exciting is Pass The Pistil readers get their first issue free. I…

0 Comments / 119 View / May 4, 2017

Random Acts of Flowers: Learnings From the SF Flower Show

  There are 3 things that jump out at me when reading the line-up for the coming San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Make & Take Stations. Mini DIY workshops spread throughout the show will demonstrate everything from making your own…

0 Comments / 87 View / March 20, 2017

Grow What You Love with BigTruck

  When I went searching for an apparel company to match my own work and message, I immediately looked to bigtruck. They’re a self-described “fun first” brand with a passion for the outdoors. Community, a rebellious spirit and a deep…

14 Comments / 494 View / November 1, 2016

Community Squeeze: 5 Key Takeaways From Gleaning & Food Making

  Fall comes and I’m reminded my garden is far bigger than the confines of the backyard. In fall, apple trees, figs, persimmons, and fall flowers reveal what they’ve been working on all summer and suddenly they’re everywhere! Take a…

0 Comments / 84 View / September 28, 2016

Community Squeeze: 1st Annual Community Cider Pressing

  Do you have an apple tree? If not, your neighbor may have an apple tree, or maybe there’s one down the way near the community park? I’m sure you can spot one, especially in late summer and fall when their…

0 Comments / 31 View / September 22, 2016

Pruning 101: What to Prune When

  Ever get confused as to what to prune when? Or simply wonder where to begin? The good news is, there’s no rush to prune. In fact, some plants are better left to grow as they will and need only…

9 Comments / 1243 View / May 23, 2016

Show Me Your #GrowWhatYouLove

  What do you love to grow? A recent visit to New York City reminded me that, while we may live far and wide, we all have something we love to grow. And, in many ways, these things – whatever…

0 Comments / 402 View / April 19, 2016