Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Plant a Row For the Hungry

We're headed towards that bountiful season of squash, tomatoes, and other summertime veggies. If you have a tendency to grow more than you can consume, consider donating the surplus to your local food bank or soup kitchen. You can also plan to plant an extra row or section of fruits and veggies and donate all the produce grown there. Want to go an extra step? Get with your gardening neighbors and have a small neighborhood Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign! The Plant a Row for the Hungry is a public service program of the Garden Writers Association. Since 1995, over 14 million pounds of produce providing over 50 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. For more information, visit the Plant a Row for the Hungry webpage.

- Tina Mast, Communications Director

Friday, May 8, 2009

Track Your Garden Online with myfolia!

Here's a fun new widget for the computer or iPhone, you can track your garden's growth and progress through the website Beyond being a handy online garden journal, it also allows you to use its timeline function in order to track the progress of each of your plants or crops as well as interact with other online gardeners. Let us know if you try it out and what you think!

-Tina Mast, Communications Director