Healthy Benefits of Companion Planting

Many gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful ecosystem.  Scientific study of companion planting has confirmed that some combinations have real benefits unique to those combinations. And practical experience has demonstrated to many gardeners how to mate certain plants for their mutual benefit.  I don’t claim to be…

The Gardener’s Survival Kit

Many gardeners are extremely passionate about their hobby and frequently get so excited that they actually end up over-doing it.  It’s very common for us to get caught up in activities and work the entire day away.  We need a gardener’s survival kit!!  If you’re like me, once you’re  in the garden there’s not much…

Grow Your Own Beautiful Salad

  Growing your own beautiful salad gives you the opportunity to enjoy the freshest, most nutrient-dense and flavorful food possible.  Sounds like a great plan, right?  Oh, you’re not interested in the burden of a fussy vegetable garden?  No problem, there’s an easier way! Container gardening doesn’t require much effort or space.  Growing food in…

Gardening Resolutions

Happy New Year! The dawning of a new year is a chance to give the gift to ourselves of a healthier lifestyle and more positive perspective.  A healthy lifestyle leads to lower stress levels, a more positive outlook, and fewer issues down the road.  Let’s set a few gardening resolutions! We don’t have to get…

Grow Clean Air

The outdoor gardening season is coming to an end in many parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take the fun indoors!  Not to mention, houseplants are not just for decorating the home.  Did you know that you can grow clean air and many houseplants can help to clean the air inside your…

Vermiculture Tutorial

There is no denying the fact that worms are Mother Nature’s ultimate recyclers—ingesting waste and churning out black gold.  I enjoy composting outdoors and couldn’t wait to get involved in vermiculture (worm composting).  After all, critters and insects are no big deal.  Huh?  Are you new here?  Let me reintroduce myself.  Stacy Walters here, I’m a hopeless nature lover…but WORMS?…

Corporate Gardening Benefits

The United States is one of the unhealthiest countries in the world.  Lifestyle challenges, including obesity and physical inactivity, have contributed to increased utilization of our health care system.  Moreover, scientific advancements ensure that Americans using the health care system are living longer.  As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports…

Gardening for Beginners

So you’re plant-curious, but just can’t seem to commit to “digging in”?  Well, you’re in luck because you don’t have to be a frou frou gardener to enjoy the physical, nutritional, stress-relieving, social, and economical benefits of growing your own food.  Here are three simple ways for the anti-gardener to get involved with growing organic food. 1.  VOLUNTEER Not…