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Where Gardens Lead Us

Gardens lead us places. A passion for gardens and their potential to transform people and communities has threaded through both my professional and personal life. As a garden-based educator, I …

Happy Birthday, Luther Burbank!

March 7th marks the 167th anniversary of the birth of famed American botanist and horticulturalist Luther Burbank (March 7th, 1849 – April 11th, 1926). Burbank’s birthday coincides with California’s Arbor Week. This …

Daily Wrap: 7/30/15

The UC Food Observer chooses some important stories for you to read each work day. On today’s menu: 1. Food Democracy: By the People, for the People and Toward a …

Q&A: LaManda Joy, Peterson Garden Project, Chicago

“Learning together in the garden, and kitchen, does much more than put fresh, nutritious food on the table. It helps build stronger communities, connect us to cultural heritage, improve public …

Stars and Stripes wrote about World War I gardens

The Stars and Stripes, America’s storied armed forces newspaper, began its World War I (WWI) run in February 1918, by order of General Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Force. …

Friday Wrap: 5/15/15 (it’s a palindrome!)

Happy palindrome week (plus)! From May 10th through May 19th, every day is a palindrome. This means that all the dates are symmetrical and read the same backward and forward. …

Edible Gardening Trends Making a Difference

The UC Food Observer is pleased to welcome guest blogger Teresa O’Connor to this space. Teresa is an author, speaker and consultant. Trained as a Master Gardener in California and …

Victory Gardens, past and present

Like other avid gardeners, I collect gardening catalogs. To me, they represent life, productivity and the promise of family, good food and good health. I also study and write about Victory …