Healing Benefits of Gardens

March 16, 2020

The relationship between plants and gardens and our health is ancient.  As early as 3000 B.C. the Chinese have used medicinal herbs. The Greeks built a temple for Asclepius, their god of healing, set among mineral springs, bathing pools, and gardens. Green was a sacred color in ancient Egypt and represented the hope of spring that… Read more >

Deer Resistant Gardens (Interview + Book Giveaway!)

October 25, 2019

If you’ve ever had a garden, whether ornamental or edible, you’ve probably seen a deer or 2 or 5 come through your garden and chomp away at plants. This can be incredibly frustrating especially knowing how expensive plants are and how much work you put into helping your garden grow and thrive. We talked with… Read more >

What is Dry Farming?

June 12, 2019

Dry farming, also known as dryland farming, is a type of farming where crops are grown without supplemental irrigation (some often refer to dry farming as farms that don’t use municipal water, as well). Dry farming techniques have been used for years and can be implemented at both large and small scales. In dry farming,… Read more >

What is Urban Farming?

May 17, 2019

Although it’s not a new concept, urban farming is becoming more and more of a trend each year, but what exactly is it? To put it simply, urban farming, or urban agriculture, is when you grow and produce food in a city or other heavily populated area, and you sell some or all of that… Read more >

10 Drought Tolerant Plants

May 3, 2019

These 10 drought tolerant plants will help you create a more water wise, low maintenance garden. Keep in mind that while these are drought tolerant once established, they will take anywhere from 2-5 years to fully establish and require less watering. If you’re experiencing an extended period of drought, these plants will also very much… Read more >