Yearly Archives: 2012

Holiday Wreath Giveaway


Let’s turn-up the volume of holiday cheer with the help of P. Allen Smith. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, our attention turns from the garden to the holidays. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to let my hair down and throw myself into some celebration –softened by a dash of sitting thoughtfully with gratitude. […]

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Perennial Fruits


As we get more thoughtful about our gardening and become increasingly drawn to produce more of our own food, growing perennial edibles becomes an important next step.  Edible perennial fruits and food grow and spread each year, reduce the amount of spring planting and stand up to the weird weather mood swings we see in […]

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GUI Fundraiser to Recoup Losses


Green Urban Initiative (GUI) will hold a fundraising event this Sunday, October 14th, from 2-7pm at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company (located at 50 N Cameron St Harrisburg, PA), in an effort to recoup material losses from the sudden destruction of the community garden formerly located at 6th and Curtin St.

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Harrisburg Unapologetic about Garden Removal


Harrisburg City Council President angrily and personally attacks Green Urban Initiative members during the city council meeting held September 25, 2012. No one asked Wanda Williams why she had the authority to unilaterally order the removal of the GUI garden.

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Community Garden Bulldozed


In a cash-strapped, drug and crime-ridden city, the first thing you want to get rid of is a community garden.  Right? Harrisburg City Council President Wanda Williams apparently thought so. On the order of Williams, and with zero warning, Harrisburg City Public Works Department bulldozers turned under a community garden plot in the Harrisburg neighborhood […]

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Rose Garden Rescued by Compost Tea


When things are overly stressful, a good shower, a good, nutrition-filled meal, and curling up under a thick blanket – makes all the difference. With the help of 35 volunteers and Malibu Compost, 5,000 roses were pampered in just that way. And the roses thanked everyone by getting their mojo back. Biodynamic compost tea and compost saved an historic garden.

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Plants Hate Solitary Confinement


Ok, I’ve tried. I cannot resist the urge share tidbits of garden wisdom I took home from the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference in Millersville, PA.

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Politics of Growing Food


A suburban gardener in the brimmed hat pushing a wheelbarrow into a vegetable patch may not seem like a political act. But increasingly, it is.

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Seedsmen on Ferry-Morse Sale

seeds 5 1004 sds

What does the sale of one of our older seedhouses mean? It’s profit over food security.

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Garden Book and Plant Giveaway


Enter the giveaway for Niki Jabbours great book, Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, and a box of Proven Winners plants.

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