Browsing the "gardening" Tag

Bayview’s Local Latona Community Garden Continues to Flourish

April 18th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Last month we returned to our beloved Latona Community Garden in San Francisco's Bayview District for a spring party, which was attended by scores of local families. Years ago my spouse and I helped to transform this former dump, and create this shared neighborhood space, so it was especially gratifying to see that the urban garden is continuing to thrive


Food Activist Valerie Segrest Helps Transform Chehalis Oakville Community

March 16th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Muckleshoot Tribe member and author, Valerie Segrest, was the keynote speaker at an educational event hosted by the Chehalis Tribe and Oakville High School this week. Segrest has been working to promote food sovereignty, the use of traditional foods, plant medicines and better nutrition, to help create a more sustainable and culturally appropriate local food system. She explained that what we eat is not just a commodity, but that we must value where our food comes from, and that plants can become our greatest teachers


Mexico City’s Green Revolution

November 30th, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

At Ecolocalizer we are always looking for the ways that the spirit of humanity is continually find its way back to nature. I ran across this article today, and was very inspired to read about how the people in Mexico City are bringing green back to a city that has been notoriously dangerous and polluted for decades.


Struggling Hungry Bees will Work for Flowers

November 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This forlorn and starving cartoon bee from Occupy the EPA made me laugh out loud when I first saw it. The comic does a brilliant job of humorously expressing the very real plight of these vital insects, as they battle habitat loss, chemical pesticides and disease, in a desperate attempt to survive


Ten Tasty & Easy to Grow Perennial Vegetables

March 26th, 2012 | by Dylan Linet

My favorite vegetables in the garden are the ones that require very little work. This handpicked selection of tasty perennial vegetables showcases plants that will consistently come back year after year, whether you give them much care and attention or not


Delicious, Nutritious Kale: Photo Guide to Different Varieties

March 25th, 2012 | by Dylan Linet

Kale is a beautiful dark leafy green that is packed with nutrition and cancer fighting properties. High in manganese, as well as vitamins A, C and K, this vegetable is often referred to as a superfood. Gaining quickly in popularity for its ease to grow, hardiness and wonderful taste, kale is becoming a staple in home gardens everywhere.


Saving Seeds: Become Your Own Seed Bank

October 27th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

Preventing the extinction of a wide variety of food plants is not just romantic and historically interesting, it’s a matter of ensuring a healthy future for humanity. As industrial agriculture becomes increasingly focused on growing fewer and fewer varieties of food plants, home gardeners play an unexpected important role in propagating and saving old varieties of vegetables, fruit, and herbs by continuing to grow them, sharing the seeds, and providing the seeds to organizations such as Seed Savers Exchange


Why You Should Garden with Children

October 25th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

When it comes to gardening, children are naturals. They aren’t afraid of getting dirty (in fact, most kids love playing in the dirt,) they’re genuinely curious and learn best by doing things for themselves



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