Letting the garden grow: Winakwa Community Garden now open via Winnipeg Free Press

Letting the garden grow: Winakwa Community Garden now open via Winnipeg Free Press

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Corinne Delannoy is pictured with a new wooden garden bed at the Winakwa Community Garden, which is located on a small piece of Louis Riel School Division-owned greenspace between Windsor Park Collegiate and College Beliveau next to Windsor Park Pool. (SIMON FULLER/CANSTAR NEWS/THE LANCE)

Corinne Delannoy’s dream of creating a community garden in Windsor Park is really taking seed.

Delannoy is the project co-ordinator of the new Winakwa Community Garden, which is located on a small piece of Louis Riel School Division-owned greenspace between Windsor Park Collegiate and Collège Béliveau next to Windsor Park Pool.

The Windsor Park resident came up with the idea for the garden last year, and after working hard to get everything in place, there are now nine individuals currently renting wooden garden beds at the site, where there is also soil, fill, and a water supply.

Read Letting the garden grow: Winakwa Community Garden now open via Winnipeg Free Press


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Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

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† Available from the LA Public Library

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!
Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society (LA/SMM)
October 13 & 14, 2018 – 10am – 3:00pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436

MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am -10am Saturday only

ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS*

We will have an expanded selection this year – with a focus on species that can survive in our hot and dry climate – there is a plant that can fill your garden’s needs. Many native plants can survive quite well with natural rainfall once they get established. Items for sale include perennial wildflowers, irises, mints, sages, berries, hummingbird and butterfly plants, shrubs, perennials, and trees. A diverse selection of wildflower seeds will be available for purchase. Also for sale are new and used natural history and native gardening books, activity books for children, field guides, and posters. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.

During the sale, experienced CNPSers can assist you in selecting plants that are suitable for your garden! Proceeds from the plant sale help support the activities of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

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The online seed-swapping communities bringing the internet back to nature via Mashable

The online seed-swapping communities bringing the internet back to nature via Mashable

The online seed-swapping communities bringing the internet back to nature via Mashable

Kelly Lay has been gardening since she was three-years-old. 

Now a nursery specialist at a Lowes in central Illinois, Lay has turned her natural gift for gardening into a profession. And in her spare time Lay moderates r/seedswap, a small Reddit group dedicated to the swapping of seeds. Yes, honest to goodness seeds.

Cherimoya, mizuna, pineapple tomato, sweetsop, lemon cucumber, husk cherry, and pond apple seeds are among the many varieties of seeds being traded on r/seedswap, which facilitates national swaps online. There are also several groups on Facebook like the Great American Seed Swap/Trade Project.

Read The online seed-swapping communities bringing the internet back to nature via Mashable


Lend A Hand and Help A Garden Grow!

Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Starting A Community Garden from Aggie Horticulture

Starting A Community Garden from Aggie Horticulture

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This fact sheet is designed to give many different groups the basic information they need to get their gardening project off the ground. These lists are in no way meant to be complete. Each main idea will probably trigger more questions, so an assortment of ways to carry out that idea are presented; pick and choose those that seem to apply to your own situation.

FORM A PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Determine if there really is a need and desire for a garden
  • What kind of garden–vegetable, flower, trees, a combination?
  • Who will the garden serve–kids, seniors, special populations,people who just want an alternative to trash?

Read Starting A Community Garden from Aggie Horticulture


Help us make th  Garden Grow

Photo: Markus Spiske

Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

A garden grows in Marble Hill via The Riverdale Press

A garden grows in Marble Hill via The Riverdale Press

A garden grows in Marble Hill via The Riverdale Press

By TIFFANY MOUSTAKAS

A year was just the right amount of time for the Marble Hill Garden to start sowing its seeds in a new location.

The original garden — located on the east side of West 228th Street and Broadway — was the brainchild of Jacki Fischer, founder and project manager of the Marble Hill Garden Project, as well as Juanli Carrión, an artist who founded an interactive public art and community garden nonprofit called Outer Seed Shadow.

Together, the two rounded up a team of residents at Marble Hill Houses who soon learned how to plant and grow various vegetables and herbs. It was all part of Fischer and Carrión’s project to promote accessible and healthy eating.

Now the duo has launched another garden on the west side of West 228th — referred to as the terrace garden — thanks to the help of artist and space designer Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, construction leader Anthony Del Orbe, and project coordinator Vicky Zambrano. The entire process took about 10 months as opposed to the nearly two years for the east garden to come together. 

Read My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times


Help us make th  Garden Grow

Photo: Markus Spiske

Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times

My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times

My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – Retired seamstress Song Hiang Kong, 81, learnt how to grow vegetables from her mother when she was growing up in Malaysia.

She got a chance to grow vegetables again two months ago, when she applied for a garden plot at Punggol Park under a new National Parks Board (NParks) scheme.

Madam Song is one of 110 gardeners who have secured an Allotment Garden plot in Punggol Park, which each consists of a 2.5 sq m raised planter bed.

The scheme was rolled out from the end of last year, to provide space for community gardeners to grow their own plants and is part of the Edible Horticulture Masterplan. 

Read My Turf: Vegetables and friendship blossoming in community gardens via The Straits Times


Help us make th  Garden Grow

Photo: Markus Spiske

Help Us Make The Garden Grow!

We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.

Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!

Join our mailing list and get involved! 


Learn more about community gardens with these books

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library