Gardening is Booming During This Pandemic – and You Can Still Start Planting in July

Time has not ran out! There’s still plenty of days left on the calendar to get your summer gardens planted. It’s all about variety and days to maturity. “Gardening businesses have been booming during the coronavirus lockdowns, and nurseries have busily tried to keep up with the unexpected—and unprecedented—demand. Tending plants has always been one Read More …

How Arlington’s Only Commercial Urban Farm Shifted To ‘Community Supported Agriculture’

Thanks to changes brought about by the pandemic, Arlingtonians can now get farm-to-table produce delivered right to their door. Tucked into an unassuming strip mall on Lee Highway, Fresh Impact — which we profiled in October — is the county’s only commercial urban farm. With no signage or disclosed address, Fresh Impact has been growing specialty ingredients Read More …

Do you love or hate hydrangeas? The facts vs the myths

July 5th, 2020 Posted In: Gardening know how Share this on: For a flower that is both adored and deplored, hydrangeas are not very well understood. Naomi Slade has written a beautiful and definitive guide, called Hydrangeas (published by Pavilion Books). She says: ‘They’re so familiar, but people don’t actually know them as well as Read More …

Insecticides the Pesticide Industry Said Were “Safer for Bees” Found to Stress and Kill Honey Bees

sebastien rosset  | @metanephros The study indicates that, “With the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for use of both flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor, and with the growing concern regarding pollinator health, it is important to better understand any potential negative impacts (especially sub-lethal) of these pesticides on bees.” However, this statement begs the question ‘why Read More …

Urban gardens sprout in Point Loma during quarantine Read more: San Diego Community News Group – Urban gardens sprout in Point Loma during quarantine

Urban gardening has become a trend that an increasing number of San Diego residents are pursuing, especially during the pandemic. And the City is helping out, having just debuted a new website, sandiego.gov/urban-farming, that provides information and assistance for those wishing to become successful urban farmers. As more people are spending time at home due to Covid-19 Read More …

Tough Times, Green Times: Harrisburg Urban Growers helps people discover their inner farmer

If you’ve driven around Harrisburg recently, you may have noticed that, in some places, things appear a bit greener. Urban gardens have begun blooming all over the city thanks to a local group whose mission is to offer gardening kits to encourage a source of healthy and sustainable food. Harrisburg Urban Growers, made up of Read More …

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