Tag : Urban Gardening

Grow What You Love: Napa Valley Olive Harvest

  When my friend Julie first invited us to her home away from home for olive picking I was immediately inspired with visions of bucket filling, ladder moving and an opportunity to spend the day outside in the company of…

2 Comments / 95 View / January 27, 2016

Tips for Selecting Soil at Your Garden Center

  Selecting compost or planting mix can feel like gambling. You know soil is the heart of your garden, that what you grow and how it grows is directly linked to the quality of what you’re growing it in, but…

4 Comments / 613 View / November 17, 2015

How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost and clay. They’re fab to make and even better to spread and watch grow. Cast them throughout your yard, garden, or neglected stretches of your neighborhood. Think of it as an…

2 Comments / 925 View / December 8, 2014

Gangsta Gardening with Ron Finley

Ron Finley delivers some great one-liners in his Ted Talk presentation. “Plant some sh*t… get gangsta with it” being tops on the list. But his message is bigger than that. His movement of creating a food forest out of the…

0 Comments / 56 View / April 9, 2013

Companion Planting with Edible Flowers

  I’ve tried growing all sorts of flowers as companion plants in and near my kitchen garden. Calendula, Calendula officinalis, remains my go-to plant. They’re easy to grow and the flowers are edible as well as healing when used in…

0 Comments / 131 View / November 21, 2011

Victory Garden Bust

Are the days of victory gardens gone? A recent news flurry surrounding misdemeanor charges for growing a front yard veggie garden have made me wonder.  Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan has built 5 raised beds where she grows typical…

0 Comments / 25 View / July 16, 2011