Fiskars Kicks Off 2015 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Inititiative

November 18, 2015


Community gardening cultivates many things: creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown foods and sustainable living.


As a leader in the garden industry celebrating and supporting community gardening, Fiskars launched Project Orange Thumb, a community gardening … Read More...

Project Orange Thumb Seeds Community Gardens

January 15, 2015


Community gardens offer an opportunity to grow food collectively–great for those without their own land, and especially vital in areas where fresh produce may not be plentiful. But more importantly: community gardens improve the quality of people’s lives.


Beyond Sowing

Blooms Behind Bars: Urban Gardening and Sustainability in American Prisons

November 7, 2013

Prison garden. Photo by Benj Drummond and Sara Joy Steele.

When you think of urban gardens, you probably don’t picture prisons. But there’s a new trend in urban gardening, and prisons across the United States are climbing on board.

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A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013



As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours … Read More...

Floating Gardens, Giant Chalkboards, and Climbing Walls on Banks of Seine in Paris

August 12, 2013

Photo: Mairie de Paris.

Paris is transforming an utterly urban area along the River Seine to a cleaner, greener space. A new Left Bank promenade called the Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine) was unveiled last month, and is … Read More...

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