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How to Glean: Finding Free Fruits and Vegetables

Gleaning is a time honored tradition of gathering food that is either left over from a harvest or left in the fields on purpose for people who don’t have enough food to eat. (Gleaning is even mentioned in the Bible in the book of Ruth and is the basis for quite a love story. If […]

Guerilla Gardening in South Central LA

 Ever heard of Guerilla Gardening? Well, it’s about time you did.  Meet Ron Finley from South Central Los Angeles, CA. He plants gardens in vacant lots, sidewalk strips and anyplace he can find. He’s empowering people, especially kids, to take charge of what they eat.  He uses gardening to educate and transform communities from the […]

4-H School Garden Project at Barnum School in Bridgeport, CT

Question:  What do you get when you cross the savvy leadership training skills of 4-H with a Bridgeport, CT school that wants to teach kids responsibility through gardening? Answer: The Barnum School 4-H Garden. I recently visited this wonderful school garden and met some of the kids who plant and take care of it: Elizabeth, […]

11 Ways to Get Involved in or Create Your Own Gardening Community

When we first moved to our house 20 years ago, we didn’t know a soul in this little New England town of 17,000. I was a new stay-at-home dad with a six-month-old baby girl; my wife commuted into New York City every day. And I was LONELY! I had no time to garden much that […]