Pull Up a Chair: Hanging Baskets

By: Saturday May 10, 2014 4:00 am

Around here Mother’s Day is the day it’s safe to start planting outside. So who is planting what this year?

I love hanging baskets and I especially like the lush overstuffed style with way too many plants.


Food Sunday: Spring’s Coming, Do You Know Where Your Garden Is?

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 4:52 pm

As we are watching Winter Storm Titan, the Weather Channel’s latest creation, dump fluffy white stuff where our garden will be, it’s time to begin planting.

The growing season here in NW PA is a tad shorter than it is in N.TX. so we adjust. Some plants won’t produce anything if they’re not started yet, yes, I’m looking at you, tomatoes.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday September 7, 2013 4:00 am

So, now that we are on our way through September, how did your garden do this year? I’m going to assume the zucchini was a grand success, but what else topped the basket?

Food for Body, Food for Thought, Food for Justice: People’s Grocery in Oakland, California

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:40 pm

The neighborhood of West Oakland in California has long been without a large grocery store, let alone one that offers healthy, fresh food. With unemployment at about 10% and nearly half the population of 30,000 residents living at or below the poverty line, West Oakland is a neighborhood that grocery store chains have claimed isn’t able to sustain a full-functioning store. But the logic that West Oakland lacks buying power isn’t sound.

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday April 27, 2013 4:00 am

Any ideas on plant combinations for flowers in containers? I’ve always been fond of annual blue salvias, with perhaps a trailing red petunia if I come across one, and double-flowered marigolds. Pretty basic and colorful all summer long, but it sure would be fun to do something new. I have a couple strawberry pots, a whiskey barrel, and a long window box to fill.

Late Night: Watercooler

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Here is Kimbra singing “Cameo Lover” from her album Vows.

Pull Up a Chair: Where Does the Shade Go?

By: Saturday February 23, 2013 5:00 am

Something which, even after 35 years plus of gardening together, the DH and I are still fine tuning is the issue of where to put stuff to grow, keeping in mind the path of the sun versus the orientation of our garden beds.

Pull Up a Chair: Ready or Not, Spring Is Coming

By: Saturday February 16, 2013 5:00 am

Life gets in the way sometimes, even for gardeners, so here I am with no seeds started (oh, the horror!), and scrambling around at the last minute (didn’t follow my own advice last fall, but what the heck) trying to figure out what we’re going to do. We’re still snow-covered here, but unless we get some major snow (sorry people in New England who are still digging out from the last snow; in Upstate NY, we didn’t get very much and have since had warm weather and some rain), not for long.

And without snow cover, we know what is going to happen: the soil is going to warm up. What to do…oh, what to do?

Pull Up a Chair: How Does Your Garden Grow?

By: Saturday August 18, 2012 5:00 am

It’s the middle of August, and my veggie garden is going crazy. After a slow starting summer, it’s gotten sufficiently hot here for several weeks so that the plants have really kicked in the juice, if you know what I mean.

Tonight’s Webinar: Occupy the Food Supply – Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 2:15 pm

Occupy Supply will be devoting tonight’s webinar to food sovereignty, justice and activism. We’re pleased to invite you to join our free online talk “Occupy the Food Supply: Sovereignty, Justice and Activism” with blogger/author Jill Richardson and Occupiers from Asheville, Tampa and Rochester this evening at 8pm eastern.

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