how effective are nativars? with doug tallamy
I’M A GARDENER, someone who loves showy plants in artful arrangements. But in recent years, I’ve been looking less with [read more…]
Fight for Border Wall Blocks Farm Funding, Triggers Shutdown
Just one day after the President signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – the department tasked with implementing the new law – was forced to close its doors as part of a partial government shutdown. Last night at midnight, funding expired for both USDA and the Food and …
Do You do It From Seed?
I’ve been cleaning out the back end of this site. So far, I’ve purged over 6G of extraneous files – which translates to a lot in website hosting dollars as well as a real sense of “fresh-start” satisfaction – 10+ years of blogging creates lots of digital junk. As I’ve been moving through old posts…
Stabenow: Farm Bill would benefit Detroit's urban agriculture
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the 2018 Farm Bill, after both chambers of Congress passed the legislation by wide margins last week
architecture vs. landscape architecture
In December 2018 the Los Angeles Times triumphantly announced “ L.A. architects, designers named among the ‘best of the best’: The 2019 AD100 list .” How exciting to make Architectural Digest’s “list recognizing 100 top talents worldwide in the field of design, deemed the ‘best of the best’ by the editorial staff at the style-setting magazine.” A great start to the new year, with lots of beautiful landscapes to blog about! I knew landscapes wouldn’t be front and center in the photos focusing on architecture and design, they never are, but certainly there would be glimpses of what for me is always the scene stealer, even if pushed to the margins of the photos. Design bloggers only have to decide what color they want to talk about on a given day, whether to…
How To Grow An Avocado Tree From Seed
Growing avocado from seed is fun! Get detailed step-by-step instructions for how to grow an avocado tree from a pit, and learn how to care for the seedling.