• Gardening

    2014 Garden Planning

    Can you believe this holiday weekend weather we’ve had? So this is what we suffered through a polar vortex for!! Today I’m going to share our 2014 garden planning sketches and the plant varieties we stuck in the ground this year. If you’re inspired by what you see here, be sure to check out these posts from the archives that will make 2014 your best green-thumb year ever: Get Your Grow On 2013 Finding the Perfect Container Garden Find it Local Friday: Your Summer Veggie Plan Digital Gardening: Free Apps for your Green Thumb Edible Landscapes How to Grow Spinach Garden Planning: The Basics This year I sketched out our plans…

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    Get Our Grow On – 2013

    Chances are if you’ve stopped by or tried to reach us in the past three weeks we were in the garden or somewhere between projects. Despite the “Junetober” we’ve had this year, it hasn’t stopped us from getting our grow on. My flowers are planted, the garden is in, and we finished up one of the largest landscaping projects either of us has ever taken on. Thought I’d take a break from the rhubarb and asparagus to give you a look into how we’re growing local this year. The Community Garden Plot  Our 10′ by 20′ patch of garden up the street is completely planted for the season with no…

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    Community Garden Resource Fair

    This morning I posted an event notice on if you’ll be in the Twin Cities this weekend. Gardening Matters is hosting their 8th Annual Community Garden Resource Fair. The kitchen partner and I will be in attendance with cameras in hand to capture all the exciting things happening in metro community gardens!

  • Gardening,  Local Products

    Find it Local Friday: Your Summer Veggie Plan

    Two years ago this week I decided the kitchen partner and I were going to have a garden. We’d moved into our house in October, braved a long winter, and were ready to get our hands dirty. I hopped online and started looking for community garden space near our town home complex and sent a few emails. Rather than wait for a response like a non-crazy, overly ambitious person I busted out the seed catalogs and started sketching plans for rows upon rows of fresh green veggies. Two days later, a devastating email relayed all the plots for the season were full and we’d been placed on a waiting list…

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    Gardening Matters Harvest Video

    Why Gardening Matters from TALLGRASS FILMS | Towle Neu on Vimeo. This video came through my inbox on Friday and I couldn’t wait to pass it along. At their fall fundraising gathering, Gardening Matters shared this video on “Why Gardening Matters“, produced by Towle Neu and Tallgrass Films.  It showcases a few of the community gardening projects happening in the Twin Cities area and their fantastic work to provide fresh, local food to people who need it most.  Gardening Matters organizes community gardening activities across the state, supporting groups like 20Food.net and the community garden in our own neighborhood. It may be November and 30° out today, but after watching…