EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN The Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year from all over the world. Located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan, the garden offers fun and educational opportunities for children and adults alike.
FROM PLANET NATURAL GARDEN SUPPLY in BOZEMAN, MONTANA Planet Natural says, “Gardening parents frequently ask us how they can get their young children hooked on the idea of growing their own flowers and vegetables.”
ITHACA, NEW YORK The mission of the Ithaca Children’s Garden is to inspire, promote, and sustain youth and community stewardship of the natural environment through garden-based learning and discovery.
COLUMBUS, OHIO Throughout Columbus, impressive community gardens are thriving and bringing people together. These numerous gardens are helping build civic pride and beautify neighborhoods. Inspiring people fill the ranks of community gardeners. One such Columbus resident, Peggy Murphy, started the Highland Youth Garden in the Hilltop area four years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Common Good City Farm in Washington, DC’s LeDroit Park is DC Farm-to-School Approved! DC Greens encourages District teachers to engage their students in farm-based learning. To aid in their search for programs that provide a rich educational experience we have developed an assessment tool – the DC Farm to School Stamp of Approval …Read more »
SEATTLE, WA Ground Up Organics is a Seattle-based project of the organization Creatives for Community or C4C. Its focus is on teaching teenagers to be leaders in the green revolution and specifically in urban organic agriculture. This story originally aired on The Seattle Channel program “City Stream.” I filmed and edited it while Penny Legate …Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. Washington Youth Garden at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC is DC Farm-to-School Approved! DC Greens encourages District teachers to engage their students in farm-based learning. To aid in their search for programs that provide a rich educational experience we have developed an assessment tool – the DC Farm to School Stamp …Read more »
PONCA CITY, OK From Oklahoma State’s “Oklahoma Gardening.” Published 9/26/15. Assistant Extension Specialist Shelly Mitchell travels to Ponca City to see the Ponca City YMCA Youth Garden, a winner in the 2015 Viewers’ Garden Contest. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channel for more info.
SEATTLE, WA Seattle Tilth is very proud to be home to Seattle Youth Garden Works, an urban farm training program for underserved young people. Many of these youth are unstably housed or homeless, navigating the juvenile justice system, or facing other incredible challenges. This is their chance to start anew. Watch Suez share her powerful …Read more »
BY GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE Published July 8, 2016. Go behind-the-pages of our Summer 2016 issue for an inside look at how the images were captured for The Making of a Marvel, an article that reveals the horticultural magic of Disneyland. Hear from Josh Endres, art director for Garden Design magazine, on how he composed photographs …Read more »
Trailer for the book Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard by Jessi Bloom, published by Timber Press. From the publisher: Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, …Read more »
LONDON, ONTARIO From the City of London: How to conserve water and save money by watering your lawn the right way. From the city