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Picture This Photo Contest for October

weighing the crop“It’s the 5th of the month of October which means a new Picture This Photo Contest .

After having completed 6 months of what we initially said was an experiment, we can confidently say that Picture This has not only become a fun and much participated in contest but has also evolved into a photographic resource for gardeners who want to learn about more about specific plant material. So, a big thank you to all who have participated and continue to participate in Picture This. And for those of you who haven’t yet done so, this month is a perfect time to get your feet wet and select a photo to throw into the ring. You never know….

Who better to be the October judge than our own Saxon Holt, a GGW Regular Contributor and a prolific and highly respected photographer. Saxon has chosen the theme of ABUNDANT HARVEST. Below he describes the criteria that he’ll be using in selecting this month’s winners. Continue Reading →

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Recession Gardens

foundation-border-with-veggies-june-25-07Victory gardens are so last century. Now, according to CNN, at least, the time has come for “recession gardens.” CNN.com picked up a story for their web site from user-generated ireport.com on ‘Recession gardens’ trim grocery bills, teach lessons. I doubt that the stats on the increased interest in gardening will be a surprise to any of us. But the article does raise a good point, about where the people who are gardening for the first time are getting their information. Continue Reading →

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School Gardens: It’s Never Too Early To Start

school-gardens-resized-flowersIn my home away from home, Israel, I am lucky enough to be living in a model neighborhood in North Tel Aviv that has three schools within a one quarter-mile radius. The one that I walk by every day, literally around the block from me, is a pre-school. It’s nothing fancy but is considered to be one of the most exceptional (and difficult to be accepted to) schools in this area. Continue Reading →

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