Category Archives: Teaching Gardening

Generating Generations

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It’s so sweet to have a baby in the garden Making Tomorrow’s Gardeners And Learning From Yesterday’s Last week I facilitated a fascinating conversation on becoming elders. My community may be especially rich in wise elders but I suspect that … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Delight, Another’s Disaster?

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My beloved ‘sprawl of abundance’ Relational Gardening Since my home garden is tiny, I’m fortunate to have the use of a plot in a community garden a few minutes’ walk from my home. As I’ve mentioned before, the soil had … Continue reading

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Offer Love & Enchantment, Not Weeds

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Inviting children to experience natural enchantment (holiday catcus flower) Who Will Be Tomorrow’s Gardeners? My favorite part of summer is spending outdoor time with my grandkids. Over the years, I’ve often been asked how to engage children in gardening, often … Continue reading

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Cottonwood Fluff Is Nothing To Sneeze At

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Cottonwood fluff is the snow of a la Nina June Fluffy Snow In June? Walking around our village yesterday, I noticed many people pointing at or playing with heaps of what looked like snow. It edged every planting bed and … Continue reading

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