Grow your own, and help your neighbors
Lucy Lesser lives in Brooklyn NY and has been gardening, first on a balcony and later in a back yard, for the last 8 years. She has expanded her garden and now grows a large variety of food in her own backyard focusing on things that are hard to find in stores, or that seem overly expensive.
Slow Food USA Launches Plant a Seed Campaign
by Leila Goldstein Slow Food USA has launched its spring Plant a Seed campaign with a goal of starting 1,000 biodiverse gardens across the country. The kits include supplies to plant a Three Sisters garden, traditionally a trio of squash, corn, and beans. When planted together using the indigenous companion planting technique, the three crops help one another thrive.
HRN at Plant-o-Rama at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
[playlist ids="40957,40958"] How many of the problems we face in our world today would be solved if we planted more plants? Plant-O-Rama, the Metro Hort Group’s annual trade show and symposium for horticulture professionals, was a hotbed of plant-based solutions. Listen here for symposium talks from two strong young voices in horticulture, Kelly Norris and Brie Arthur, as they share their perspectives on the place and promise of horticulture in the current political climate, incorporating edible foodscapes into horticultural design, and planting with purpose.
Plants with Style: Kelly Norris
Kelly Norris is a 20-something, award-winning author and plantsman from Iowa and the first director of horticulture at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a newly revitalized 14-acre public garden in Des Moines, Iowa, and this week he joins Alice and Carmen for this season's last show of