Here are some ways to spread the spirit of gardening in your community.
In this land of abundance it's hard to imagine not having access to good quality food at a reasonable price. However, for millions of Americans, finding a healthy meal is not always easy. It's estimated almost 33 million people, including 13 million children, resort to emergency food because they cannot afford to purchase the food they need. more »
The best plants aren't always from your local garden center or seed catalog. Instead they are gathered through quick cuttings or by collecting seeds from the garden of a friend or family member. These "pass-along plants" provide both beauty and sentiment to your garden. more »
Spring cleaning -- indoors and out -- is a ritual that marks the end of winter and the beginning of a new season, and like many activities, it's more fun when you share it. Your street, neighborhood, town park, and any other public space could use some greening up; it just takes someone to organize a community-wide event... more »
The arrival of spring, accompanied by longer days and higher temperatures, conjures up visions of green oases teeming with tomatoes and brimming with beans. Spring is also a time for cleaning out. This year, celebrate National Garden Month in an unexpected way-by visiting yard sales in search of second-hand stuff every kids' garden needs. more »
Gardeners grow more than plants - every one of us has stories to share. For a change, why not share them in the form of poems? Like gardening, writing and reading poetry helps us explore and share our individual style. Poetry is meant to be a liberating medium for expression, yet it also encourages precise use of words as we home in on what we wish to communicate... more »
Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!About National Garden Month