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Franklin County School Gardens: First Installation scheduled!

Grow And Share is working with several Franklin County schools, providing supplies and assistance to install school gardens. The students and teachers will then tend the gardens in the Spring, eat their harvest, and share a portion of their harvest too.



We're looking forward to working with teachers and parents this coming Wednesday to install the first gardens... a series of 4 raised gardens for an elementary school.



Hopefully, following Wednesday's day-of-work we will… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on October 31, 2009 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

Our Breast Cancer "Victory" Garden

On both sides, my wife has a family history of breast cancer. Last winter my wife discovered that she too had breast cancer and made the difficult decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. Immediately after her mastectomy she underwent reconstructive diep flap surgery. It looks like the cancer is gone and she has recovered her former shape and feels… Continue

Added by Chandler Myles on October 22, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

School Garden Budget

We're working with several schools in Franklin County NC, and the Grow And Share program has been well received! The teachers will be using plants and seeds in their lessons, teaching how things grow, where food comes from, and more. Students will eat from the garden and share their harvest in their communities.



One of the school gardens is going to be created early in 2010. We'll be tilling up an area about 15 x 20 -- give or take a little. The children will grow food, have an end… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on October 15, 2009 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Local Non-Profit Awarded Grant by Annie's HomeGrown

Zebulon, NC, September 18, 2009 - Grow And Share, a non-profit fighting hunger at the local level, recently received a grant from Annie's Homegrown of Napa, California. This "Grants for Gardens" award provides some funding for Grow And Share's gardening programs in Spring 2010.



The grant will be used to purchase garden seed and growing supplies. During the Spring, a planting event will be held during which children will learn about growing their own food and assist with seed… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on September 18, 2009 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

The Garden

Wow - just watched The Garden. If you haven't seen this documentary yet, rent it ASAP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhhfr_hIL7A

...if only for the Willie Nelson dance scene. Seriously, rent it. I can't believe it sat in my Netflix queue for so long.

Added by michael on August 28, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

%$&*# Bureaucrats! My gutter garden must come down.

**Sob** I just got a call from my landlord who said that Cambridge Inspectional Services has deemed my ghetto gutter garden a public safety hazard. What will happen to my little green tomatoes that have fought drought, late blight and car exhaust to be with me?? There is no other spot of direct sun on the property - shall I find foster homes for them? Shall I bring them into the living room and try… Continue

Added by Cornelia on August 13, 2009 at 4:31pm — 7 Comments

We Dig It

I've been sharecropping for several weeks now, and although I tried to steer us closer to veggies that were suitable for children to grow, we ended up with 3 container gardens full of veggies and herbs. Hot damn, I'm practically a farmer! Here's the soybean with another guest post.

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The plants and seeds… Continue

Added by Powered by Tofu on June 1, 2009 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Tomatoes on the vine and more news from Grow And Share in Bunn NC

Well, things at the Bunn Sharing Garden are popping! The flowers on the tomatoes and tomatillos have made way for tomatoes hanging on the plants. We're hopeful tomatillos will soon follow.



Tomatoes hanging despite the Colorado Potato Beetles that attacked! We attacked back today with some Bonide chemicals (one of the better, hopefully less toxic ones) and hand-removal of the larva from the plants. Disappointed we couldn't find a way to stay organic... we'll have better info to be… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on May 27, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

How To: Build a Container Garden

container-garden-box Oh, contain yourself! My garden plan for this year consists of three 4x4' raised bed containers, which means I needed to build two more boxes. Here's my simple "how to" for building raised garden beds.

Supply List (for each 4x4' box) 2x6 boards* - 40 feet total (if you have to load them in your car you'll want five 8-foot pieces, or you could cut…
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Added by Powered by Tofu on May 27, 2009 at 6:25pm — 3 Comments

Greens growing well (turnips)

We planted a row of turnips which, at the first rain, all washed to one side of the row.

Now we have a thick, thick patch of beautiful turnip leaves. I think we are going to harvest some of the patch to eat as greens, and then after they have been naturally "thinned" by our eating some greens, we can let them all grow into turnips to eat later. (Frankie loves turnips!)

Added by thewhatleys on May 17, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Shoplights, My Seed-Starting Sun-Sub

I have a grow-op in my basement. It's not what you think. I have more than 60 baby pepper plants, 100 baby tomatos, 3 hibiscus, 5 brugmansia trees, 2 abuliton, jacobinias, artichokes, 5 varieties of basil, a goji berry yearling, and many many other beautiful or edible plants that would be dead if I left them outside for the winter. I grew a pineapple in my basement. If I used high pressure sodium grow lights, the utility bills would kill me. Instead, I have 5 banks of fluorescent shop lights… Continue

Added by melissa krone on May 13, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

mini-CSA

hi there, my friend and her boyfriend are helping us in the garden this year in exchange for some of the yummies grown. i think of it as our "Bedarf Mini-CSA"! They have already helped us rebuild the fence, amend with compost, trellis raspberries and generally just help keep order. does anyone else have experience with something like this, and how to split the proceeds?

Added by Anne Bedarf on May 5, 2009 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

Living Walls

Green roofs are nice, but green walls are awesome! As long as you have a south-facing wall. Check out this beautiful living wall by ELT EasyGreen.ELT Living Wall

Stay tuned, i'm going to figure out how to make one this summer. Imagine a wall of cullinary herbs!

crossposted on livinglime

Added by melissa krone on May 2, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Spring Makeover: Our Expanding Urban Homestead.

This weekend we removed the last of our grass, making way for more food. Grass represents things that I'm not into, not the least of which is mowing. Last year, an old Italian lady asked me, as I offered her herloom black cherry tomatos from my front yard, "Don't you have a back yard?" Now I can answer that with, "You should see how much food I can grow back there!"

The Urban Homestead… Continue

Added by melissa krone on April 28, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Hectic Greenhouse Day

We had a busy, wonderful day today.



Frank and Riley worked on a real door for the greenhouse. They hung it a little while ago and then came in to watch the rest of the golf tournament.



Yesterday, the kids had helped me fill 200 peat pots with the "tobacco/vegetable soil" that we got from the supply store. Today, I spent a couple of hours putting seeds into the pots, labeling them (until I ran out of "popsicle" sticks!), and organizing stuff around the greenhouse. Nadia… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on March 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

First post!

Hello everyone. This year, with the encouragement and expertise of one of my nephews who has a truly green thumb, I planted a box more or less following the square foot gardening method.



http://www.squarefootgardening.com/



It's a bad time of the year to plant but since I felt the impetus I went ahead with it. I made a box using reclaimed pine from a couple of construction site pallets and made the square foot gardening (SFG) mix: equal parts compost, peet moss, and perlite… Continue

Added by Miguel Marcos on October 28, 2008 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

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