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Potholegardener

The Pothole Gardener: Filling up Potholes One Small Garden World at a Time

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Steve Wheen started doing guerrilla gardening in potholes for a project while in college.  He began  creating small garden worlds in potholes in part as a reaction to the poor conditions of the roads in London.  The project has grown to be a blog and website, where photos and videos of his gardening activity are posted. Working with soil, plants […]

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Hardiness

Oranges and Figs in Ohio? – Plant Hardiness Zones Have Changed

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A hardiness zone defines what kinds of plants can grow in a specific geographic area.  The classification is defined by climatic conditions, especially the low temperatures that a plant can withstand. A plant might be labeled as “hardy to zone 10,” which means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of -1°C. Another type of plant labeled “hardy to […]

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Purslane Lg

Purslane: Edible, Healthy, and Growing in Your Yard

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Purslane is a plant that represents edible landscaping at its best: it’s free, and there’s no work involved in growing it.  Considered a weed, it is seen growing in garden beds, in sidewalk cracks, and in most urban neightborhoods.  The plant is considered healthy due to the plant containing lots of vitamins including vitamin A and C, minerals, and alpha-linolenic […]

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The Sustainability Diet : Peter McDermott at CMNH

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Last weekend I attended a workshop entitled The Sustainability Diet given by Peter McDermott at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  McDermott is an urban farmer, a “network weaver” at E4S(Entrepeneurs for Sustainability) and the founder of Local Food Cleveland. The first part of the workshop McDermott focused on, “How did we get here?” – or a brief history of […]

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