Journal

GUI Fundraiser to Recoup Losses

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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. full story

Harrisburg Unapologetic about Garden Removal

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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. full story

Politics of Growing Food

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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. full story

PA Herb & Garden Festival – York, PA

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The fourteenth annual Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival will be held on April 13 and 14, 2012 at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall, located at 334 Carlisle Avenue in York. Formerly the Pennsylvania Herb Festival, the event was expanded in 2011 to include more plants and products for gardeners while continuing to offer all […] full story

New Book – Project Garden

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We want to experience our yards to the fullest.  We want to share the food and the fun that can come from the land surrounding our homes with our families, but sometimes, we’re not really sure where to start.  Stacy Tornino is here to help.  Her book, Project Garden, offers information about planting and provides […] full story

Plant and Punk Love Connections

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So it’s Valentines Day.  You might imagine that I’m not thinking about chocolate.  Here’s a nod to both the music and plants I love. What a better time to play matchmaker between punk rock plants and punk rock music? I’m starting with my favorites rather than listing upside down David Letterman style. Each plant here […] full story

Outdoor Living Extravaganza

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Over time, I’ve found attending seminars is a fab way to learn a whole lot while connecting with other gardeners. If you’re interested in learning from people who make their living growing, check out the Outdoor Living Extravaganza, by Proven Winners in DC on April 21st. full story

New Food Safety Tool for Farmers

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Last week, an online tool was released by FamilyFarmed.org, in concert with the USDA, to assist farmers in gaining certification that they are growing and handling food in the safest manner. full story

Good Food Film Countdown

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Between now and November 28th, thanks to FamilyFarmed.org and SnagFilms , there’s an easy and free way to stream movies about food, vote for your favorite, all while entering to win a years worth of organic food and sustainable cleaning products. full story

Diggin' the Natives: Pycnanthemum muticum

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Everyone loves pollinator plants, right?  What’s not to love – butterflies, bees, moths and so many others. So, how do you get all these lovlies to your garden?  Plant Pycnanthemum muticum, or Mountain Mint, one of the best native nectar sources for native butterflies! While the pinkish/white flowers in summer are rather small, the showy […] full story

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