August 19, 2015
Want to learn about some great community garden projects in North Carolina? Our friends at Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project have funded several community garden mini-grant projects. Here’s an update on two of those gardens in Lee County.
Originally posted by Voices into Action here.
by Zandra Alford
March 13, 2015
by Maryam Funmilayo
Welcome back to the final series of gardening 101. I hope you have started brainstorming on what, where, when, and how to plant, as the spring season is fast approaching. I recently attended the Dig In! Event at the Marbles Kids’ Museum. Experienced and novice gardeners, farmers, Master Gardeners, school teachers, and various community members, were all attendees at the event. It was a well-attended and successful event. People shared success stories on how their empty lands became flourishing gardens.
Welcome back to the gardening series! I hope you’ve been thinking deeply on how to start a garden with your family and friends. Starting small is always key and one of the best pieces of advice given by the Master Gardeners. They advised that you start a container garden if you are very new into gardening or if you can’t afford the space or time to take care of a larger garden.
January 29, 2015
by Maryam Funmilayo
Welcome back to the family gardening series. In part one, I briefly touched on the highlights of a family gardening project and its benefits to children, families, and communities. I shared tips on how to embark on one if you are interested in starting a garden project. I also mentioned the winter seasonal vegetables such as onions, lettuce, radishes, peas, cabbage, most green leafy vegetables, and potatoes. All these vegetables can easily resist the cold temperatures and still blossom beautifully.
by Heidi Smith
July 12, 2013
New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton, NJ invited the community to have a “hands on ” lesson on container gardening recently. In May of 2013, we planted peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers. As they grew outside in the church yard, different participants enjoyed tending to them. We finished the Faithful Families lesson, “Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables,” which was timed perfectly for when the vegetables were ready for picking! It really helped drive the point regarding accessing fresh fruits and vegetables.