Fiskars Grant Feeds Starvin’ Marvin in Alaska

August 13, 2016

Fiskars Grant

The Fiskars Project Orange Thumb 
community garden initiative provides groups across the U.S. and Canada with the tools, materials, and resources they need to bring their garden plans to life.

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One of this year’s recipients, The Takshanuk Watershed Council in Read More...

Fiskars Announces 2016 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 3, 2016


Now in its 14th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I am honored to be on their editorial board for the second consecutive year where I helped Read More...

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipient: Washington Shores Community Garden

August 29, 2015


Since we posted earlier about the Fiskars Project Orange Thumb community gardens grant program, thirty grant recipients in the U.S. and Canada have begun using their awards to bring their garden plans to fruition.


One of those grant recipients was

Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Photo from FastCoExist

Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with Read More...

Hydroponics, Veggies That Cut It, Fowl Play, and More

March 19, 2014

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And just like that… we’ve collected five blog posts full of fabulous finds, and placed them on to one tidy little post! There’s something here for everyone, even the birds. Enjoy.

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Sleek Angle On a Community Garden Shed

February 7, 2014

Woodlands Community Garden Shed designed by UBC architecture students in Vancouver

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “garden shed,” I don’t immediately picture a gorgeous, sleek and impossibly well-designed structure.

So I thought it was pretty great that for the Woodlands Community Garden Club in Vancouver, … Read More...

NYC’s Alphabet City Neighborhood Botanical Garden

December 7, 2011

On a stroll through New York City’s Alphabet City recently, I discovered some wonderful obscure gardens–that is, I almost walked by before noticing them. Coined Alphabet City because it encompasses the areas between Avenues A through D, the neighborhood … Read More...

Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

August 30, 2009

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban … Read More...

Is your city participating in the National Community Gardening Week August 23-29?

August 15, 2009


Community and urban gardens are an important component of making sustainable communities. The National Community Gardening Week is an opportunity for your local government to show support by publicly promoting community gardens August 23 – 29.

According to the Department

New Food Mapping Project Connects Gardeners to Promote Sustainable Food System

July 21, 2009


Hungry Garden is a free new “geosocial” web resource for building and supporting local farm-to-fork food networks worldwide so consumers, restaurants, schools and institutions can find and purchase fresh local products and produce from local food sources within 50 miles … Read More...

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