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August 26, 2012

Bring The Heat 

firefighters watering the garden

Bloomington Fire Fighters Double As Gardeners

Fire fighters are responsible for watering the newly installed garden by their building every other day. In return, they enjoy a wide array of fresh produce.

June 9, 2012

This Week's Podcast 

kids planting a tree

Rooftop Gardening, Summer Berries, Breaded Pork Tenderloin

In today's podcast, we have two recipes for Caribbean grilled chicken and a sweet treat with berries. Then we pull weeds in the garden with fourth graders.

April 10, 2012

Pretty And Tasty 

day lily

Edible Flowers Are More Than Just Garnish

Moya Andrews is the host of the show Focus on Flowers, our resident flower lady, and boy does she know her stuff. But you won't catch her snacking on flowers!

March 29, 2012

Green Space 

front yard garden

Front Yard Gardens: Friend Or Foe?

Gardens are no longer relegated to backyards. Some green thumbs are moving their veggie plots to the front of their houses.

February 3, 2012

Garden Warming 

sprout coming out of the ground

Warmer Weather, Changing Gardens

For the first time since 1990, the USDA has updated planting maps based on temperatures. One thing is clear -- the United States is getting warmer.

January 14, 2012

Fresh Produce 

sunchoke soup

Hoop Houses, Sunchokes And Winter Greens

Stephanie Solomon is back to update us on the greens growing in the hoop house. Then in the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr makes dishes using sunchokes and spinach.

January 14, 2012

Hot To Hoop 

Stephanie Solomon in the hoop house

Cold Hardy Greens Thrive In Hoop House

In spite of frigid winter temperatures, kale, collard greens, bok choy and salad greens are growing inside the hoop house at the Butler Park Community Garden.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

garden grow

Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

October 15, 2011

Get Your Garden On 

Stephanie Solomon in a field of buckwheat

Building Healthy Soil, Training Young Gardeners

Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard explains how she transformed grassy parkland into two fertile garden plots, one of which is in a hoop house.

August 16, 2011

Urban Foraging 

Fruit Tree

Foraging Or Stealing? Harvesting Food From Abandoned Lots

Urban foraging collects unused or unwanted produce from public places. What about abandoned gardens on foreclosed lots?

August 14, 2011

Kids In The Garden 

Mother, Daughter, Son Outside

How Kids Can Help In The Garden In A Real Way

Kids enjoy being productive. Nurture this instinct and watch them grow and blossom right along with their very own vegetable garden.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Building Raised Beds, Two Pictures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

August 17, 2010

Pumpkin Recipes 

a bowl of pumpkin risotto

Recipe: Summer Pumpkin Risotto

This risotto with pumpkin is lightened up for summertime with fresh mint, ginger, and lemony coriander seeds.

August 11, 2010

Urban Gardening 

strawberries and other plants

How-To: Plant Your Own Edible Balcony Garden

If your apartment building or home owner’s association allows it, growing fruits and vegetables in containers are a great option for summer edibles.

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