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Go to Battle with Armyworms

As soon as the weather warms, everyone starts thinking about growing tomatoes. Biting straight into big juicy tomato, warm from the sun, the juice running down your chin and arm all tangy and sweet is something everyone should get to experience every year. Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes are soo sweet!! Even though the weather is

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10 Spring Gardening Tips

“A garden is like a puppy, everybody wants one, but they have to be taken care of each day, and they can be messy.” Hilarious, right!! And so true!! That quote is by Scott Feille, of Real School Gardens who I heard speak at the Children and Nature Network conference. Its candid truth stuck with

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More Winter = More Time! 5 Tips for Planning Your Garden

I bet more than a few of you found today’s groundhog prediction disappointing! Well, sure there may be 6 more weeks of winter, BUT couldn’t that also mean you have 6 extra weeks to plan the most awesome garden you’ve ever planted! That’s right, let’s reframe it! A good plan is the secret to super

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Seed Swap: Have You Forgotten?

Have you forgotten, or did you never get the chance to learn? Either way, it doesn’t matter because you can learn and do anything you put your mind to, and with me here by your side, we will have you digging and reconnecting with the soil in no time!! We all have “green thumbs” deep

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Let’s Build a Garden!!

Have you been wanting to build a manageable garden in your backyard or child’s school yard? Do you have a garden you built from free plans that didn’t give you the quality productive garden bed you’d hoped for? Do you want a garden bed specifically geared toward gardening with kids? This is the very garden we built

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Seed Swap: What are you doing for posterity?

If Thomas Jefferson was planting trees for us, what are we doing for 7 generations into the future? It’s a tough and important question. Are we able to give up a few comforts today for a utopian green future for posterity? Images of a distopian future are such a prevalent theme on television and in

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Growing Their Own in Philly: A Chat with Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz

Today I am so psyched to introduce you to Lisa Gaidanowicz, founder of the Philly based non profit farm, Urbanstead. In a nutshell, Urbanstead “provides hands on education to youth in areas of urban and sustainable farming, growing their own food, nutrition and healthy food choices, partner with local youth organizations with a specific emphasis of

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Bugs in the Beans

Recently, I was just sitting on the floor, shelling a nice late harvest of black eyed peas from the community children’s garden, when I began to notice some powder coming from some of the more dried pods. I didn’t pay much attention at first and just brushed it away. No biggie. Then when it kept

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Wonder Wednesday #26: Make Nature’s Kool-Aid

When I was younger I loooooved Kool-Aid. It wasn’t until college that I sadly discovered the evilness of Kool-Aid’s ingredients and gave it up. Luckily, soon after Kool-Aid and I broke up, I took a trip to Jamaica with a friend who’s father is Jamaican. They introduced me to sorrel drink. Fast forward to my twenties when I

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Fall Fun Today: 5 Easy Activities

It seems like fall is the time when everyone feels like doing fun activities from crafts to fairs to cooking to harvesting. So to celebrate all this enthusiasm, today is your go to list of ideas of fun fall activities some for home, some for school and with a little creativity for both! Enjoy!   Even