January 28, 2011 The last Saturday in January is National Seed Swap Day, which for 2011 is tomorrow, January 29th. Several communities hold their own seed swap on this day. It’s an opportunity to meet up with other seed enthusiasts and swap seeds. “The first annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange was held on January 26, […]
Known horticulturist Lon Rombough shares his lifetime passion for breeding plants and growing grapes.
January 05, 2011 Author and blogger Jill Richardson recently returned from a trip to southern Mexico where she lived with the Zapatistas, by way of Schools for Chiapas, and learned about their food and agriculture. Reflecting upon the lives she saw living the in remote areas within the state of Chiapas got her to thinking, […]
December 30, 2010 Dr. Vandana Shiva attended this year’s Velo-City 2010 Conference, held in Denmark last June. Outside, amidst bicycles, people, and sunshine, she answered questions posed by Sustainable Cities ™ about qualities, most promising initiatives, and challenges facing cities to be more sustainable. “I think urban gardens are very, very exciting. Even a few […]
December 29, 2010 The city of San Antonio, Texas, hosted their own TED Talk under the banner of TEDxSanAntonio last October with 16 people speaking on a variety of topics from technology, global economy, social justice, and hunger. Holly Hirshberg and Pamela Price talked about the latter in their inspirational presentation on fighting food security […]
November 10, 2010 Teenagers in Vancouver, BC, are growing their own urban farm at their high school, Windermere Secondary. To help build soil fertility for their 11 bed gardens and 320 square foot greenhouse, the school board won a grant to install a commercial compost system called an Earth Tub. The students ride their bikes […]
October 06, 2010 An energy has been growing in Detroit lately – much of it around growing food. Spaces that were once burned out buildings and lots that nature has taken over are being renewed by individuals who are ready to reclaim their community. In this music video, you will get a glimpse of the […]
part 2 – After harvesting the seeds, how do you save them for the next year?
part 1 – An avid gardener and backyard farmer, seed harvesting and seed saving is important to Donna Smith.
This Organic Life tells the story of how Joan Dye Gussow began her first garden and her long quest to change the food system.