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Garden Education & Design Garden Education: Early Childhood Educators and Young-at-Heart Newbie Growers


Wanting to plant in Growing Zone 6?

What to plant now:
Brussels sprouts
corn salad
leaf lettuce
onion seed
onion sets

[02/22/17]   With all that is going on with immigration, and knowing how much of our food supply is what it is because of Mexican farm laborers, I've decided to "dust-off" and expand the Gardener's Guide for the Productive Potager from My Edible Eden in digital book form. Look for announcements about it's release in the next 2-4 weeks! 04/02/2015

Your Issue of The Gardener's Weekly!

The Gardener's Weekly (3.19.2015) Garden Lessons for the Young and Young at Heart.

[03/19/15]   Have you signed up for The Gardeners Weekly yet? The next issue goes out 9am Thursday morning! 03/12/2015

The Gardener's Weekly - My Edible Eden

I've just scheduled the next issue of The Gardener's Weekly to go out Thursday morning at 9am. Would you like to sign up for free growing information to your email box every week? Sign up on the website or on this page - the link is located on the left sidebar. In 2001, before the twin towers fell, and after surviving the rumors of the world ending in the year 2000 with a baby and toddler on hip and under feet, I moved with my family to the Puget Sound area. Redmond, Washington, to be exact. We lived in a little house up a steep hill …

[03/04/15]   The second edition of The Gardener's Weekly will be out in a few hours… have you signed up? PreK Teacher's and Grandma's, you may have fun with this one. :)

[02/22/15]   The first edition of The Gardener's Weekly will go out next week! Look on for the eMail Sign-up Button on this page so you don't miss a thing.

(If you have any problems with signing up, please let me know.) 08/24/2014

Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

This is terrible news, and wished the article covered what the arguments were for the defeat of The Michigan Small Farm Council. Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan Live, the new changes “effectively remove Right to Farm Act protection for many urban and suburban ba…


Small scale garden art!

Fairy gardens made of broken flower pots 07/29/2014

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

You may be interested in referring to this map - gardening is a very important way to manage soil and control water in a much more detailed way than is done in farming. Maps and charts updated weekly show the latest extent of the drought in the United States. 04/24/2014

Compositional differences in soybeans on the market: Glyphosate accumulates in Roundup Ready GM...

Think again - it is NOT equivalent. Label GMO's! 03/17/2014

Disease Management by Janna Beckerman

How much do you know about fungus disease?


It was so much fun to grow a three sisters garden the first time many years ago - even though this information was not easily found! A blessing of technology and graphic designer + old wisdom and knowledge. :)

Companion planting: Where one plant helps the other, to work in harmony with nature. Learn and plant a 3 Sisters Garden, an old fashioned, but very effective farming technique.
Like strip mining, modern agribusiness is based on yields extracted from the land regardless of the environmental cost. This Native American garden, which was actually a form of small-scale farming, made the land richer. A 3 sisters garden can be planted on a smaller scale and grown in a raised bed as well. Plant the corn first. When the corn reaches 5 inches in height, plant the pole beans. About a week later, plant your squash seeds. The corn supports the beans, the beans provide nitrogen and the squash keeps moisture in and shades out the weeds. Harmony.

BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR SEEDS FROM A COMPANY THAT HAS TAKEN THE SAFE SEED PLEDGE. We love Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company - as we know they do test to be sure there is no GMO contamination. Find other safe seed companies here:



Nice infographic about agroecology! 11/26/2013

The Sow It Forward Garden Grants Program | Kitchen Gardeners International Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects t...



Each year I like to try something new... last year was sprouts and growing lettuce in flats over the winter. This summer was growing LARGE winter squash vertically in low light (successful with 4 squashes of about 24 inches in length).

This year I think I may use this idea to conserve space, and up cycle growing kale and leaf lettuce, although I've lower light conditions. Anyone want to join me?

Plastic bottles can be recycled by stacking them into bottle towers to set up a vertical kitchen garden at home. The bottle towers are used for container gar...

[11/04/13]   A company that caps executive salaries at five times the lowest paid employees pay, will not sell at Walmart, gains notoriety through activism and an excellent earth friendly product rather than through notoriety. And business is booming... GMO labeling's corporate sponsor: Dr. Bronner's. 10/29/2013

5 Reasons for City Chickens

Bawk! Bawk, bawk, bawk... BAWK! Poultry in urban areas is growing in popularity for a variety of reasons. The keeping and caring of chickens allows us to individually, and collectively, provide for our own food and, in some cases, pets and entertainment. Here are five reasons why keeping chickens is a good idea: Eggs. A protein so... 10/27/2013

5 Steps to a Climate Friendly Garden

When all you want are some short information packed articles, you can find articles by me and other writers living green lifestyles at Green Living Ideas. Gardening has become vogue for many newbie gardeners. Although the glory of helping life grow or for a desire to become closer to natures processes, climate change has thrown some curveballs into the game. This makes learning to garden a bit more challenging. The Union of Concerned Scientists have b... 10/21/2013

Huge GMO News

A lot has been going on around the world lately when it comes to Monsanto, GM crops and chemical sprays. Nobody knows what's going to happen in Washington between now and November 5. But from Mexico, to Hawaii and to the 64 nations that already have GMO labeling, this tide just might be turning. 10/17/2013

The Peanut Butter Test for Alzheimer's Disease

When food meets psychology. New test for Alzheimer's requires only a dollop of peanut butter and a ruler. 09/27/2013

Tips for Planting Fruit Trees

Did you miss this article from Green Living Ideas? It's Fall Fruit Tree planting time! [caption id= 09/06/2013

Toddlers who eat the same meals as their parents are healthier

I'm not sure why this would be a surprise... look at a restaurant kids menu, snacks served in preschools, and preschool/daycare lunches. Likely nothing my grandparents would have recognized when their kids were young. Children who eat the same meals as the rest of the family - but not necessarily at the same time - have a healthier diet, a new UK study finds. 08/25/2013

4 Year Old Girl’s Vegetable Garden Must Go, Says USDA

This is outrageous... and as stated in this article, extremely common place. With each passing day, it seems the United States of America, “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” is becoming more and more like the Communist Russia I learned about in elementary school where people weren’t allowed to […]

[08/16/13]   What is your coolest garden/homestead photo from this summer?


Isn't this true!

Boston chef Didi Emmons' shirt is right on the money! 08/08/2013

The Garden Revolution

...and the Revolution grows. Gardening is a skill that can be learned. Now is the perfect time for each of us to start connecting with our farming past! 08/08/2013

Garden Help: Avoiding the Squash Vine Borer

The "By Line" is now official! More regular gardening information for you to use and share! Your summer squash, zucchini, winter squash and pumpkin were looking so beautiful with wide expansive leaves… that is, until you kneeled down to pick a zuke and yellow squash for dinner. When down there on the ground, surrounded by ginormous leaves bigger than your head, you noticed that the vine ha...

[08/03/13]   The Gardeners Weekly is nearly ready for testing!

Planting information has expanded to include climate zones 2-10. If you've filled out the survey you will be given the option help me test and develop with free access to a one years subscription. I'll be taking down the survey at the end of the weekend, so if you want to be a "member of the tribe," you've still a bit of time to do so!

Here's the survey link again: 08/01/2013

Vertical Gardening Grows Up in Small Spaces

Growing UP? Today Green Living Ideas features another post from our permaculture expert Jami Scholl. Check out Jami's other posts about combating aphids and the best plants to grow in the shade. It all began with The Vertical Garden by botanist Patrick Blanc. He created art with plants on a vertical surface on…

[07/30/13]   Did you know that hosta's are tolerant to juglone and will grow beneath a black walnut tree? They are also edible... if they are palatable is a question I've yet to answer.


My Edible Eden Survey 2013

Did I let you know that I created a new, better survey (will not use THAT facebook app again) and thank you all for your patience! Please share with your gardening/homesteading/permaculture curious friends and family! Web survey powered by Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.


My Edible Eden Survey 2013

I've heard from many of you that the survey I sent out last week had problems, sorry! I've recreated the survey in Survey Monkey rather than a FB app. This survey is share-able, so please do! (And if you've already taken the survey, you need not take it again.)
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Perennial, annual and native (midwest) garden, urban farm, garden and sustainable design based on the principles of permaculture and inspired by nature and the French potager.




Perennial, annual and native (midwest) garden, urban farm, garden and sustainable design based on the principles of permaculture and inspired by nature and the French potager.



Bloomington, IN
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IU Department of Environmental and Occupational Health IU Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
1025 E 7th St
Bloomington, 47405

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Indiana University

Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County
1000 E. 17th Street
Bloomington, 47408

Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County (LBMC) builds a stronger community by identifying a diverse cross-section of emerging leaders and preparing them for roles in shaping our future. To date, over 900 local leaders have participated in this program.

Rome Reborn VR Rome Reborn VR

Take virtual tours of ancient Rome presented by leading experts. The tours run on smartphones, tablets, laptops & PCs, as well as Oculus Rift and Vive VR goggles.

Baby Creek Natural Building Center Baby Creek Natural Building Center
9545 E Baby Creek Rd
Bloomington, 47408

Get your hands and feet dirty, grow your skills, and expand your mind by volunteering or participating in one of our workshops.

IU First Nations IU First Nations
712 E 8th Street, Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, 47408

First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) is a Unit of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Archives of African American Music and Culture Archives of African American Music and Culture
2805 E 10th St / Smith Research Cntr, Rms 180-181
Bloomington, 47408-2601

Established in 1991, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) is a repository of materials covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era.

Monroe County Education Association Monroe County Education Association
401 East Miller Drive
Bloomington, 47401

Monroe County Education Association (MCEA) is located in Bloomington, IN and its members are teachers from Monroe County Community School Corporation.

IU Contemporary Dance Program - Summer Intensive for High School IU Contemporary Dance Program - Summer Intensive for High School

This page is for participants in the IU Contemporary Dance Program - Summer Intensive for High School. Get information and share thoughts here.

The Alternative Break Program at IU The Alternative Break Program at IU

IU Kelley Institute for Social Impact- Alternative Break Program. Providing service learning experiences in hopes of creating active citizens.

Association of Central Eurasian Students -ACES Association of Central Eurasian Students -ACES
355 North Jordan Ave
Bloomington, 47405

ACES is an IU student organization devoted to the development of students interested in Central Eurasia, culminating into the Annual ACES Conference.

Briscoe Fitness and Wellness Center Briscoe Fitness and Wellness Center
Briscoe Quadrangle: 1225 North Fee Ln
Bloomington, 47406

The FWC is a fitness facility located in Briscoe that aims to help students develop healthy living habits in a college community.

SoIC Direct Admit SoIC Direct Admit
919 E 10th St
Bloomington, 47405