Got Nature in the Bag

January 31, 2010


Spotted recently at the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris, the clever and very au courant Bacsac flexible container system really piqued my interest. Constructed of double-walled polypropylene canvas, a “geotextile” fabric, they are lightweight yet strong, impervious to … Read More...

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More...

How Does Your Garden Friendship Grow?

July 7, 2009


GrowFriend is a great tool for gardeners without yards, and people with land who don’t want to garden. Since the dawn of agriculture, people have shared crops and growing responsibilities. Today, we live in crowded cities where we don’t know … Read More...

Guide to the Best Green and Garden iPhone Apps

June 29, 2009

Photo courtesy of  Ohanaware.

iPhone apps are sprouting up like…weeds. Here’s a helpful guide to some of the best apps out there. In an earlier post, I wrote about iPhorest, the app that allows you to plant a real … Read More...

Hope for the Horticulturally-Challenged

June 8, 2009


Many of you out there, if you’ve not yet done so, yearn to grow something in your limited spaces.  The challenge develops when, in addition to limited space, you also have limited resources, and for some hopeful gardeners, perceived limited … Read More...

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift: What About Planting a Tree in Mom’s Honor?

May 10, 2009


Why not celebrate mom by giving her a living gift?  Several organizations offer the opportunity to plant a tree in honor of mom:

Arbor Day Foundation
Plant a Tree USA
Be Green Now
Tree Givers
Rain Forest Forever
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