Community Gardens as Places for Connection, Sustainability, and Resiliency

Community gardens offer a wide array of benefits: beautifying the landscape, fighting food insecurity, helping people come together, and more.   One evening last summer I walked to a neighbor’s house to deliver a bag of beautifully ripe pears, which another neighbor had picked from her tree the day before. I had just finished dinner,[…]

Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. Our pantry shelves fill with the many-colored fruits of the harvest: glowing jars of tomatoes and beans, golden braids of onions and garlic, winter squashes in rich greens, oranges and tans…and tucked away from light and moisture, bins of sustaining potatoes, beets, carrots and[…]

Gardening with Kids

How It Affects Your Child’s Brain, Body and Soul For parents struggling to find ways to encourage their kids to eat a healthy and balanced diet, gardening can be an important tool. Don’t let the idea overwhelm you. Gardening doesn’t require a perfectly level, large or sunny backyard. Try planting in a small raised bed[…]

Small Things You Can Do To Help Bees Survive

Bees are the backbone of the environment as we know it, helping many plant and animal species by pollinating. “More than 20,000 bee species around the world are the most important group of pollinators for farming and wild plants,” a representative from The Honeybee Conservancy told Bored Panda. We can thank bees for such delicious produce as[…]