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2014-06-26 23:15:37

Bestselling author and nationally acclaimed organic fruit expert Michael Phillips will do a teaching tour in North Carolina July 19th-20th. Living Web Farms will host Phillips’ two orcharding workshops, which are open to the public. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In the Southern US, pesticide-free orcharding can be a challenge, with unpredictable weather, a decline in native pollinators, and the pressure from multiple diseases. Nationally acclaimed author and successful organic...

2014-06-22 23:03:09

Michael Orsinelli, manager of Beaumont Farms Apartments, which is located in south Lexington’s Beaumont Centre, announced today that the complex has undertaken an expansive landscaping project throughout its grounds, with plans for completion this summer. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Beaumont Farms Apartments is already a fantastic place to live, both indoors and out, with a community pool, a 2.5-mile walking trail, and garden plots available for tenant rental, but changes are...

2014-06-18 12:24:45

SCRANTON, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamwork, entrepreneurial skills, science, math, nutrition: these are just a few lessons that kids of all ages are learning through container gardening (http://www.earthbox.com). "We've worked with programs for children in all 50 states," reports Molly Philbin, Education Director at EarthBox® gardening systems. "Kids learn all kinds of skills through gardening. And container gardening eliminates the hassles of digging and weeding. It...

2014-06-04 12:22:54

SCRANTON, Pa., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a novel approach to wellness, many public service agencies are developing "gardening for health" programs for some unlikely participants. Students, seniors, the handicapped, and even the homeless are discovering that container gardening offers an easy way to become more active and eat more healthfully. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93902 Many gardening for health programs...

2014-06-02 08:23:21

City, civic leaders expand project to bring garden education and training program to North Minneapolis with the support of ScottsMiracle-Gro MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North Minneapolis' Karamu Garden will expand to become the home of Project Sweetie Pie's gardening and training program. The expansion of Karamu Garden is a part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's and The U.S. Conference of Mayors' nationwide GRO1000 gardens and green spaces program. Additions to Karamu...

2014-05-31 23:07:15

The annual Twilight Seminars at Norway Gardens are presented every Tuesday evening in June. They include informative tips on gardening plus a store-wide discount. Monticello, Indiana (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 For many years, Tuesday evening seminars at Norway Gardens have been popular among area residents. These Twilight Seminars, which take place at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday night in June, provide delightful entertainment while helping attendees get gardening ideas and techniques. Following...

2014-05-23 12:26:23

Garden Safe Brand Launches New Interactive Website ST. LOUIS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden Safe® Brand has always been committed to finding new, responsible ways to help gardeners enjoy all that their gardens have to give. That mission is clearer than ever with the product line's redesigned website, a lifestyle resource for gardeners to get information about natural and organic growing, do-it-yourself projects and the brand's alternative garden product line. "Gardeners...

2014-05-16 23:00:49

It’s mid-May and some gardeners may be noticing the plants they’ve put so much work into disappearing prime-season – is there anything that can be done to insure gardens from pest damage? Bird-X says yes – but it takes a mix of psychology and technology. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 May is arguably the best month for gardeners, as seeds sprout and flowers flourish. But all that hard work – hours of manual labor and hundreds of dollars spent on plants, seeds, fertilizer, and...

2014-05-15 16:30:19

The World's FIRST portable & modular plant shade device for backyard gardeners MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- I'm Mark Khan, the inventor of the PlantBrolly, a recently launched Kickstarter project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/724357767/protecting-your-plants-from-too-much-sun Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140515/87973 The PlantBrolly came about because I needed to shade my ornamental plants from a sun that seems to be getting hotter every year....

2014-05-15 08:35:51

City, civic leaders expand area garden for engagement and community development among all ages with support of ScottsMiracle-Gro MIRAMAR, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the 3,150-square-foot Miramar Community Garden will expand with the addition of the Intergenerational Fruit and Vegetable Garden as a part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's and The U.S. Conference of Mayors' nationwide GRO1000 gardens and green spaces program. The expansion will include a new fruit grove,...


Latest Gardening Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control the pest and pollinate the flowers. Creating natural habitats that have otherwise disappeared will...

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

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