Wednesday, January 28, 2009

As if we needed another reason to buy local...

Click this link to head over to the Consumerist, a fantastic blog for us consumers. I think it is safe to say that you should think twice about buying anything but local honey.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here's to Heirlooms

Here's a little inspiration to plant those less common varieties of fruits & veggies, if the seeds are available.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Attention Community Gardeners!

We are put together a comprehensive map of community gardens in Columbus and we want yours to be included! We can't do it without your help!

To be included on the 2009 map please email as much of the following info that you can to :

  • Location*
  • Contact name*
  • Contact phone*
  • Email
  • Project name
  • Status (active or inactive)
  • Type (educational, community, church, kitchen, beautification, etc.)
  • Parent Organization
  • Website
  • Any photos or videos you would like to share
We hope to have map completed in time for the first day of Spring – yet, the map will continually be updated as the growing season continues throughout the year.

All are encouraged!

*Required information

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Almanac from Paul Rodman of Organic Gardening


"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous"—Aristotle

Seed Starting Tip. Start cauliflower, leek and geranium seeds early this month.

Check Your Bulbs. Check any tender bulbs you have stored for the winter. Discard any that show rot or shriveling, and mist those that appear to be drying out. Store in a cool, dark on the title to read more and see a month by month gardening almanac.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Edible Schoolyard on PBS

Edible Schoolyard chef/teacher Esther Cook points out that the lessons’ intentions go well beyond food preparation: “We want to empower the students to take care of themselves, and to be generous and make something for somebody else. We want them to experience the simple act of working together and eating together, which is something a lot of them don’t do at home.”

and the Washington Post

and Edutopia

and Battle Creek Enquirer

and Epicurious

Welcome to the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

The mission of Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESY NOLA) is to create and sustain an expansive organic garden on the public school campus of Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans. The Edible Schoolyard is integrating organic gardening and fresh seasonal cooking into the school’s curriculum, culture and food programs. It involves students in all aspects of farming the garden—along with preparing, serving and eating the food—as a means of awakening their senses and encouraging awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community, and stewardship of the land.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

4Seasons City Farm is seeking part time production manager

4SCF is looking for a part time production manager.
We would like a person who has gardening or farming experience,experience marketing produce, working with the people on the Near East Side, and who can help write grants, too. We can't pay someone with all that experience anywhere near what they are worth, though, unless they are very good at writing grants that come through quickly. If anyone is interested, they can contact me and I will pass on the information to the chair of the board, Mary Simon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Incredible Edible Todmorden"

What happens when two women in a small town realise that vegetables could be planted in the flowerbeds of the local parks and along the edges of the town's cemetery. A revolution, of a planting kind, is born. That's what happened in Todmorden, in Yorkshire. The women started planting rhubarb and chard and other vegetables in municipal tubs by the bus stop, on the railway platform, at the school, in the cemetery, outside the doctors' office. Their goal was to inspire others to start growing vegetables wherever they could: in their own back gardens, on balconies, outside their offices... read more

Monday, January 5, 2009

poop anyone?

(just passing this on)

Think Spring!
Equine Mulch for your flower beds or gardens. Several aged piles to choose from. Fresh supplies daily. Will load in your pick-up truck. $15. Special Discount for Youth & Senior organizations.

3075 Leonard Rd.N.W. Baltimore, OH 43105
740-862-6689 after 5 PM

Map Quest

Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Good Neighbors" Video on OSU homepage!

If you go to, you will see images of the Seasons Stage at Weinland Park Community Garden. This is really exciting because OSU is a humongous school, and community gardening is making its way into the conversations about the OSU community. You can even catch a quick glance of our own blogstress, Trish, in the video at a campus partners meeting! Here is the video link. Enjoy!