So you want to save the planet and get free fresh fruit for your good efforts? More
Added by Pete Russell on April 14, 2009 at 8:07am —
By Carolee Walker
Home Gardens on the Rise as White House Plants Kitchen Garden
Planting a garden is an inexpensive way to help children understand that they need fruits and vegetables in their diets, says first lady Michelle Obama.
Fruits and vegetables are brain food, said Mrs. Obama, who hosted students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 13, 2009 at 4:34pm —
A campaign has just been launched to plant food forest across America.
To find excellent resources and more info see: punk rock permaculture e-zine.
Added by Gaia Punk on April 13, 2009 at 3:56pm —
by Marjorie Dunlap - Inhabitat.com
So you’ve picked up a compact composting kit and are ready to start recycling your food scraps into nutrient-rich compost - the next step is to start a garden! For those with budding green thumbs, urban gardening can be an intimidating prospect. To clarify a sometimes-mysterious process, we’ve put together a very brief how-to… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 13, 2009 at 12:00pm —
By Debbie Arrington
At her modest south Sacramento home, Yemanya Napue tore up her backyard lawn to plant an extensive vegetable garden. In the front yard, she squeezed blueberries, herbs and fruit trees into a flower garden to create an edible landscape.
Napue shared that bounty last year with her neighbors – and ended up feeding 43 families. Now, she's planting much larger… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 13, 2009 at 8:25am —
By Kristen Berhan
One of the complex questions I have been living is the question of education. This is a question that has grown within me from my own education in the public school system and now ripens as I have the stewardship of nurturing my own four daughters. For their sakes, I have waded through the war-zone of educational philosophies with the cross-fire so… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 13, 2009 at 7:30am —
Although I have lived here since 1982 I am still learning how to garden here in the high plateau desert. Any tips and suggestions out there?
I did learn a few things the hard way early on ... deserts need sunken bed or wind sheltered gardens and to shade my melons or they explode in the heat ...
Added by Clarissa A. Kraus on April 13, 2009 at 4:04am —
Source Seattle Times
Directions on how to build a raised vegetable bed from Better Homes and Gardens.
By Eric Liskey
Better Homes and Gardens
The presidential family has broken ground on the first White House vegetable garden since World War II and American families nationwide are expected to follow suit this… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 12, 2009 at 11:42pm —
Originally posted on tinymine
In Can Low Income Households Go Green
, I touched on the benefits of getting involved in a community garden as a way to get fresh organic produce at minimal cost.
Produce grown in community gardens is fresher and often organic… Continue
Added by Anne Walk on April 12, 2009 at 4:35pm —
By Rebecca www.farmlet.co.nz
We tried a number of different tomato varieties this season. One of the local plant shops was selling heirloom tomato seedlings, so we added a sampling of these to the ones that I’d started from seed. My Dad also tried growing most of the same varieties we did, and we enjoyed comparing notes with him. The conditions in his garden are a little different to ours, but interestingly… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
Added by Pete Russell on April 12, 2009 at 10:00am —
The back yard
Nosy Fat… Continue
Added by Rob Eller on April 11, 2009 at 5:30pm —
First lady Michelle Obama plants herbs in the White House Kitchen Garden with students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama planted the first fruit and… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 11, 2009 at 8:55am —
BY Rosemary Black
Growing your own garden at home is a major project, but it can help you save money in the long run. Getty
Growing your own garden at home is a major project, but it can help you save money in the long run.
Whether or not you’ve got a green thumb,… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 11, 2009 at 8:00am —
We have been in our new house since January this year and I have been busy trying to make sure we have a vege garden through the winter.
I found a Choko vine creeping through a tree in the back garden as well so I will try and get some of the fruit to sprout too.
Any way this is all a work on progress - making compost and getting plants… Continue
Added by Daniel Martin on April 10, 2009 at 3:58pm —
i turned the compost this morning and it was as hot as a cup of hot carob. absolutely no exaggeration. it was incredible. i added some vege scraps the other day after my day at the soup kitchen and they were nearly composted, just three days later - especially the layer of banana skins i added. it was AMAZING.
compost ingredients in my compost this time:
grass clippings that had been sitting in a pile in the sun for a week and had been rained on, apparently not ideal i… Continue
Added by living_creature on April 10, 2009 at 10:30am —
How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security, live the good life.
By Sarah van Gelder
"Food is the rare moral arena in which the ethical choice is generally the one more likely to make you groan with pleasure." - Barbara Kingsolver
1. From Lawn to Lunch
To convert your sunny lawn to a lunch box, remove… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 10, 2009 at 7:30am —
Thank-you for your call.If you look at the excerpts from the Fisheries Act 1996 that I have pasted below it covers what we discussed and if you could post that on the website it would be appreciated.In short it is an offence under the Fisheries Act 1996 to barter seafood taken from Nz waters.232 Buying, selling, or possessing fish contrary to Act
(1) Every person commits an offence who buys, sells, or possesses any fish, aquatic life, or seaweed taken in contravention of… Continue
Added by Lynette Kingsbury on April 9, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Fisheries Officer Justen, Ministry of Fisheries, 608 Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland, NZ Ph. (09) 820 1990, has just advised me by phone that it is an offense under the law to barter recreational fish or fish by-products. One may not derive any benefit, privilege or valuable property in any dealings with recreational fish, so please take care and stay within the law. If you have any querries, please contact Justen at the above… Continue
Added by Lynette Kingsbury on April 9, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Cr Jan Barham and Jerry Coleby-Williams unveiled the Food Production on Public Land plaque outside the Council Chambers in Mullumbimby last Saturday.
It will be a garden heavy with the fruit of tamarillo, feijoa, paw paw, pomegranate, cumquat, fig, lemon and grape, but unlike most gardens it will be one available… Continue
Added by Pete Russell on April 9, 2009 at 2:16pm —