Burpee® Prize Seed Collection Giveaway

Burpee® has everything you need to create the perfect garden with a large selection of seeds, plants and gardening supplies. They offer vegetables, fruits, perennial flowers, annual flowers, herbs, garlic, bulbs, roots and so much more! Enter to win a prize seed collection featuring some of the finest quality non-GMO seed that Burpee® has to offer in this weekend’s giveaway (March 16 – 18, 2018) . One lucky winner will…

8 Discreet Signs You’re Being Taken for Granted—and What to Do About It

He takes credit for something you did iStock/RawpixelIf someone tries to steal your glory at work, that’s a sign he is taking advantage of your kind nature. “We all know the co-worker that accepts praise for the part of the project you did,” says Erika Martinez, PsyD, a licensed psychologist in Miami. “These behaviors communicate a sense of entitlement from the person that’s benefiting from the relationship.” Watch out for these…

What you think about pesticides depends on your farm literacy

(Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut) In January, Knute Berger and Matt M. McKnight took the time to visit some of our farms in Whatcom County and then explained in Crosscut why bridging the urban-rural divide is so important for our state and communities. After all, as they mentioned, our failures to understand one another can blossom into hot political issues. What happens in urban areas affects farming and rural communities — and vice…

Garden Weasel Get a Handle on Spring Gardening Giveaway

Get a handle on your spring gardening tasks with this week’s (3/12 – 3/14/18) giveaway!  Four lucky winners will be the recipient of one of the following hand tools from Garden Weasel®: a Weasel Trowel Hand Tool, a Weasel Tiller Hand Tool, a Multi-Use Transplanter, or a Weasel Scoop Hand Tool.  These four tools have all your spring gardening tasks covered including digging, cutting, tilling, cultivating, transporting and planting! To…

82 Sustainable Gardening Tips

1. I use an old plastic mesh bag to round up leftover slivers of soap. I rubber-band the bag so it’s tight and hang it next to the hose. The combo of the slightly abrasive bag and the soap scrubs off garden dirt. — Irene, Washington 2. I make row covers out of tomato cages, old rebar I got free, and used blankets I got at the local thrift store. — Cathy, Florida 3.…

PittMoss® Plentiful Organic Potting Mix Giveaway

Replace your favorite potting soil with PittMoss® Plentiful Organic Potting Mix!  This weekend (3/9-3/11/18) we are giving away five 1 cu. ft bags of PittMoss® Plentiful Organic Potting Mix!  Made from organic, recycled natural materials, this product can be used as a potting mix or as a planting mix in the garden.  It helps retain moisture (you can water up to 2/3 less with PittMoss®), aerates exceptionally well and is nutrient…

7 Miraculous Stories About the Power of Healing Prayers

Have faith in your heart Courtesy McBride SOMOS ConsultingWhen I was 35, I would get tired all the time. Whenever it happened, I would wait for the feeling to pass, even if that meant I had to pull over while I was driving and take a quick nap. During a routine checkup, I told the doctor I struggled with exhaustion. She checked my heart and blood pressure, discovering I had…

Got Deer? Here are 10 Perennials That Deer will Avoid

Lee Miller is a professional landscape designer, garden blogger and author involved in the horticultural industry since 1996. Having started a gardening blog in 2010, she has written over 250 articles on general gardening, landscape design principles, gardening tips, planting, pruning, garden maintenance, feature plants and more. In addition, Lee Miller is the author of two books, A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, published in 2015 and Landscape Design Combinations, published…

What Would Make Urban Agriculture in New York City More Equitable?

Reverends Robert and DeVanie Jackson, founders of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center in New York City, are proud of the fig trees and raised beds in their organization’s urban garden. Since 2002, local students and senior citizens have tended the crops that help stock the mission’s food pantry. A mile and a half away, Bushwick City Farm, which started in 2011 with volunteers reclaiming a vacant, garbage-strewn lot,…