National Garden Month

2008 NYC Grows Garden Festival

Gardening experts Willi Galloway, Vicki Payne and Rebecca Kolls gave out project sheets along with their main tent demonstrations. Please use the list below to find and download instructions in PDF format.

Organic Gardening with Willi Galloway:
Lighted Herb Bookcase

Ames True Temper with Vicki Payne:
Container Suprise Gardens - Mixing Bulbs and Annuals
Herb Container Gardens
Moss - Today's Most Popular Plants
Planting Trees in Containers

National Gardening Association / The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company with Rebecca Kolls
Making Plant People

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When You Garden, You Grow!

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

Why Garden?

"MULCH, MULCH, MULCH. Add four to six inches of an organic mulch, such as bark chips, beneath the entire root zone of trees and shrubs. Dona**t pile the chips near plant trunks, however. Mulch encourages healthier plants, reducing the needs for pesticides and fertilizers. Benefits of mulch: Retains moisture. Keeps soil temperature constant, reducing plant stress. Suppresses weeds. Gradually increases soil organic matter, feeding the soil. Attracts beneficial organisms that improve soil fertility and porosity. Protects roots and plants from mechanical injury. On hillsides and around rural homes, it suppresses the spread of brush fires."

-- Fred Hoffman, producer-host KFBK/KSTE, Farmer Fred

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