In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.
It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.
People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.
July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...
Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.
Whether you're looking to grow some delicious produce or beautiful flowers, these 9 tips and tricks for beginners will get you started off on the right foot!
From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.
A country cottage style garden can transport you to a place of beauty and tranquility, no matter where you actually live. They look natural, not overly manicured and trimmed.
It had been a long trip traveling throughout South Africa to various cities including Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and now Cape Town. I would ...
Silence reigns as black swans glide on a creek-fed pond, walkways zig-zag this way and that, and elaborately carved wooden pavilions provide much welcome shade. Walking to the garden's upper level provides a sweeping perspective of this idyllic arrangement.
Much like the feeling I had the day I spent in the garden with these same students, these are lessons that will be carried and accessed like talismans, woven into every aspect of their lives as they grow older and away from school experiences.
Aside from the surreal garden walk at Chateau Chaumont this year, there are, as always, the dozens of acres of outdoor sculpture--not to mention the exposition of world famous painters and photographers inside the Castle that Sugar Built.
The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link. For me, it also draws to a close a very sweet friendship.
Urban gardening often seems like an activity only reserved for the particularly ambitious among us. Without space, how can anything grow?
Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.