Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.
So the next time you look at that errant chair or another household item and think "Craigslist," hold on. Take a moment to do a mental audit of your friends' homes, then offer it to someone for what it is: something you think they might like.
My vision was to make this the summer of learning how to garden. I was motivated by an obsession with peas -- I love fresh peas so I thought, I'm going to grow fresh peas.
If dandelions are the devil's spawn, blackberries are the devil's much meaner, delinquent big brother.
South L.A. has a history of turning moments of crisis into ones of promise. The closure of Ralphs represents an opportunity to insist on something better, and to organize ourselves to make those demands a reality.
How can one gardener grow perfect plumerias year after year while a close neighbor fails with them? Or why does one vegetable plot produce perfect tomatoes in October, while another just down the street nearly always freezes out two weeks earlier.
The best part, other than the yummy taste of a homegrown, pesticide-free perfect tomato, has been getting to know my pal Mark through working on the garden with him.
Last week we covered the principles of building a vertical garden, but no living wall is complete without some knowledge in choosing the best plants for the system.
As a city dweller of nine years, I've come to realize that I now rely entirely on others to fetch, forage and farm my food. Sure, I cook for myself and grow some key herbs, but besides that, I am completely reliant on others for my daily dose of nutrition.
Even mighty oak trees start their lives as tiny acorns. If you have the room, the climate and the patience to grow an oak from an acorn, here's how to do it.
Innovation is pushing aside the old rules of garden design. No soil to plant? No problem. Gardeners are now growing plants everywhere -- on walls, rooftops, tabletops, even along busy streets. Check out these four.
For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who...
From small victories like overcoming fears of eating plants like mint right out of the garden ("you can eat that, Miss? Oh my gosh, it tastes like gum!") to bigger changes affecting the eating habits of whole families, our school garden is slowly changing the way students think about their food.
Mmm... we love the smell of freshly cut grass.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 20, 2013 edition.) New Orleans resident Barbara Risin has lived in the first block ...
There are a number of tricks you can use if you want to plant vegetables on a balcony. Get containers that are deep but not wide, pick plants that suit the size of your garden and grow vertically.