Learn why these Old East Dallas community gardens have thrived for nearly 30 years

DALLAS — Tucked into Dallas’ rapidly growing urban infrastructure, the East Dallas and Live Oak community gardens are almost impossible to miss. These are two of the city’s oldest, most productive community gardens, striking strips of green along Fitzhugh Avenue. They are thriving bastions of agriculture amidst brick, steel and concrete…

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Protecting Your Herb Garden for the Winter

Preparing your herb garden for the coming winter can actually be done in late summer or early fall. In order to prepare your garden for winter, do not fertilize when you are within about one month of a first hard frost. Most of your annual herbs will begin to die back during late summer and early…

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How Gardening can benefit your health

We all depend on the wide range of essential benefits that nature provides us. From the air we breathe in our day to day existence to the food we eat and the soil we walk on, we’re always in tight connection with nature, but we often tend to forget that. With the rise of industry and…

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Urban gardening trends

When it comes to urban gardening, the only limitation is our imagination and willingness to experiment. From walls to innovative containers, every spare inch of space counts and can be used to create green marvels. In fact, growing veggies and fruits at home also goes well with the rise of the organic movement across the country.…

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5 Health Benefits Of Getting Outside During Spring, Summer

Spring is here and families will spend more time outside dining, playing, relaxing, and gardening as the weather improves. And while they may enjoy being outside, they may not know that doing so is also good for their health. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) outlines five health benefits of getting outside: Your lawn can make…

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Phillipines: Farming rebuilds lives of drug users

MANILA, Philippines – East-West Seed Foundation, together with the Villar Sipag Foundation and the provincial government of Bulacan, will teach improved vegetable gardening techniques to 200 drug surrenderers from the towns of San Jose Del Monte, Marilao, Norzagaray, and Angat in Bulacan from May to August 2017. Launched on May 9, the initiative is part of…

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How to get kids interested in gardening? Encourage them to grow seeds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sue Bennett became a gardening advocate by accident. Now it’s her full-time cause. Her focus is devoted to young sprouts, kids just learning how plants grow. The more they learn and share, the more that gardening passion takes root. “I don’t want them to wait until retirement — like me — to discover…

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