Article List
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06/24/2017 Bee App coming! And Pollinator Webinar coming!
In keeping with National Pollinator Week (June 19-25) I thought this rainy morning that I would write about two related developments: The creation of a Bee App...
Liz Berry
06/22/2017 Flamingle in Garland Texas on National Pink Flamingo Day!
Don Featherstone and wife – Photo courtesy Plastics News Pink Flamingo Day was declared in 2007 by Dean Mazzaralla, the mayor of Leominster, MA to honor the...
Liz Berry
06/21/2017 POLLINATOR WEEK JUNE 19-25
Ten years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the...
Liz Berry
06/20/2017 Sharing the Bounty from the Garden
Organic Carrots (8 pounds 14 ounces $12.78) from my garden and Organic Cherry Tomatoes from Charlie’s garden (1 pound $4.05) and five sprigs of fresh organic...
Liz Berry
06/15/2017 Local Is an Important Habitat
Cucumbers, peppers. squash, mint, kale, blackberries, parsley, beans and eggplant from the Garland Community Garden delivered to the Garland Good Samaritans...
Liz Berry
06/11/2017 Change Your Yard and Change the World
Bumblebee: Friend of the Corn, Human Beings and other Native Bees I’m thrilled there are so many bumblebees and native bees swarming around our corn patch....
Liz Berry
06/09/2017 Ears of Corn at the Garden
The two photos above were taken at the Garland Community Garden corn patch. The photo on the left shows two newly-formed ears of Aztec Black corn on one stalk....
Liz Berry
06/08/2017 Gifts to and from a Community Garden
Chairs, donated by Kevin and Chris, friends of the Garden - June 7, 2017 A true community garden is like the stone from that old fable, “Stone Soup”. If it’s...
Liz Berry
06/04/2017 Measuring the Value of a Community Garden and Its Stewards
Two pounds of Italian flat beans and yellow Marie Vining Beans from the Garland Community Garden—June 3, 2017—You cannot even purchase these heirloom beans in a...
Liz Berry
06/03/2017 Gardening as Metaphor for Life
You don’t have to go to Iowa to see “Knee-high in July”. You can go to the Garland Community Garden and see corn “Chest-High the first of June” – Corn Patch...
Liz Berry
05/31/2017 The Smallest Urban Garden of All
Lemon Thyme growing on my kitchen windowsill. Herb Pots The smallest urban garden of all might be an herb grown in a pot on a sunny windowsill. The proper...
Liz Berry
05/28/2017 The Garland Community Garden Rolls Toward Summer
Saturday was our monthly get together to clean up the garden. We combined the cleanup with a breakfast brunch and posting the official sign on the little free...
Liz Berry
05/22/2017 Update on Plants in Garland Community Garden
Scenes from the Garland Community Garden - May 22, 2017 BEAN PATCH with five different varieties of pole beans and POLLINATOR HEAVEN a bed beloved by...
Liz Berry
05/19/2017 Garden Pests
Squash Bug ( Anasa tristis ) – Photo Credit: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Photo Credit for Squash Vine Borer: Lee Jenkins, University of...
Liz Berry
05/17/2017 Crop Rotation, Cover Crops and More
Packet of Sunn Hemp (Croteleria junicea) seed from my friend Susan Metz. Generally speaking, the best seed of any kind you’ll ever acquire are those from a...
Liz Berry
05/13/2017 Organic Is Now the Preferred Choice
Yesterday, Ana Maria DeYoung donated this book, available from Rodale Store , to the Garland Community Garden Little Free Library. Bring a book to exchange for...
Liz Berry
05/12/2017 Organic is a Lifestyle--not merely a gardening technique
I nstallation of the Garland Community Garden Little Free Library – May 12, 2017 - If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. –...
Liz Berry
05/11/2017 Ladybug Imposters
Wiki Commons: Gilles San Martin from Namur, Belgium - Coccinella magnifica Ladybug- The Real Deal Yesterday evening Charlie and I released 1,500 live...
Liz Berry
05/09/2017 Snakes in the Garden
Snakes in Paradise Just ask Adam or Eve. It happens. Snakes occur all over the planet. Seven species of venomous snakes occur in the Dallas Fort Worth area....
Liz Berry
05/07/2017 Earth Day Continues Into May in Garland Texas
Liz Berry, President Emeritus and Jane Stroud, President Loving Garland Green support the Keep Garland Beautiful Spring Trash Bash in Garland on Saturday May 6,...
Liz Berry