Thursday, June 26, 2008

Guerilla Gardening

Today I was delighted to read about some "guerilla gardeners" in Tokyo. Check it out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gardens are Full!

Hi Project Growers,

Believe it or not, our community gardens are full for the 2008 growing season. Since plots sometimes become available during the course of the growing season we invite you to apply online, but make no payment. If a garden plot becomes available you will be notified.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Contributing to Food Banks

Common Dreams posted a story last week, "Food Banks Ask Gardeners to Grow Extra for Hungry", that is a good reminder of how we can use our gardens to help the community. You can donate produce to your local food bank. I don't know about you, but we always have more than we know what to do with, and it's a joy to share fresh, organic vegetables.

In Ann Arbor, we have Food Gatherers, a local non-profit that always welcomes donations of produce from your garden. Check our their donation page for details on how. We frequently have Project Grow volunteers who are willing to collect produce from one of the community gardens on a regular basis to make it easier to contribute. Watch for emails about that during the growing season.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gardening to Save Money

An interesting article appeared in the New York Times over the weekend, titled: Banking on Gardening. It's about, what else, saving money by growing your own food. Apparently this year saw record numbers of new gardeners purchasing seeds and gardening supplies. At Greenview Gardens, where my husband and I have kept a vegetable garden for the last four years, we are for the first time seeing no vacant spaces.

Are you new to gardening? Do you garden to save money? Tell us about it by commenting on this post!