Alice Clarke

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Greening the Nation’s Classrooms with School Gardens

More by Julie<p>Tustin Memorial Academy Elementary School.<p>Ask Roxanne Maietta Weinberg what she likes about her school’s garden, and the 5th grader’s …

Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Aquaponics systems have grown in popularity over the years and they’re currently one of the most common urban farming techniques. But while closed …

11 Children's Picture Books About Gardens and Gardening

These 11 children's picture books about gardens and gardening celebrate the joys of planting seeds and bulbs, cultivating a garden, and enjoying the …

Container gardening: ideas for small spaces and observing your garden with the Vertical Veg man - video

With the right care you could enjoy eating tomatoes far superior to those in the supermarkets all the way until October<p>Published: 23 May 2014<p>In our series on how to grow food in small concrete spaces, Vertical Veg Man has tips for easier, more efficient watering<p>Published: 18 Jul 2014<p>Rocket, mizuna, …

Vertical veg man on container gardening: choosing the perfect pot

Last time, we looked at how the hours of sun in your space will influence what can grow productively.<p>Of course, your choice of what to grow will also be influenced by what you love to eat. You might also want to grow things that are expensive or hard to find in the shops, such as sorrel, chard, …

Urbanarbolismo Completes Vertical Tree Garden in Northern Spain

This new installation in Vitoria-Gasteiz is both a tree and a vertical garden. Designed and built by Urbanarbolismo and UnusualGreen, the vertical …

Gardens: soil

The Worldometers website is compulsive viewing. If you watch this "real time world statistics" site ticking, you will see the world's soil disappearing before your eyes. The statistic for land lost to soil erosion ticks over slower than some (the one measuring world population, say, or the number …

This Sealed Bottle Garden Hasn’t Been Watered Since 1972

Photograph by BNPS via Daily Mail<p>The Daily Mail has a fascinating feature on David Latimer and his soon to be 54-year-old bottle garden that he …

DIY VIDEO: How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden with Model Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’ve always dreamed of having a little herb garden in your kitchen, here’s a video DIY from our friend Summer Rayne Oakes that can bring that …

Vertical veg man on compost: the secret to a successful garden

Browsing through the thousands of gardening images on Pinterest or Facebook, you'll be hard pressed to find one of compost. Perhaps this isn't surprising – compost isn't photogenic or sexy.<p>But the low profile kept by compost is misleading. Because behind every image of a beautiful and abundant …

Smarten up your garden with these easy-to-install plant sensors

Now that spring is upon us and summer is on the horizon, it’s time to get back outside and whip your garden back into shape. It usually takes a fair …

Which books will help children love plants and gardening?

Are there any picture books or stories which show children the pleasure of gardening or enjoying how plants grow?<p>The wonder of growing is frequently celebrated in both picture books and fiction. In picture books it is often used to reassure small children that they will change and grow and not …

INTERVIEW: Eric Maundu on Turning Aquaponic Gardens into an Internet Connected Resource

Earlier this week Eric Maundu introduced us to the next generation of Internet connected smart gardens that you can control and monitor remotely. …

Grow Up! How to Design Vertical Gardens for Tiny Spaces

If you’re one of the many people in the northern hemisphere who are counting down the days ’til springtime, chances are you may have also been …

10 Common Container Gardening Mistakes

New to container gardening? Learn how to avoid the ten most common container gardening mistakes.<p>Filling a Large Container in the Wrong Place<p>Ever …

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5 Container Gardening Ideas for Kids

It's spring—yay! Honor the season's beauty as you get ready for Earth Day (in a few weeks) with these five simple—and recycled—DIY container …

DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can’t grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can …

Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm's Recycled Plastic Building Blocks

These playful Togetherfarm blocks made entirely from recycled plastic allow users to build their own raised garden beds in under five minutes. …

How to build your own square foot gardening box - Homegrown in the Valley

Guess what! Spring is finally rearing her beautiful little face. We have seeds started, we’ve got our gardening gear ready, and we’ve got big plans …

The Gardening Trends You Should Know About

Our friends at Pinterest shared the season's most in-demand outdoor garden trends and the boards you should start following now. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>Here's a look at some of the gardening ideas that Pinterest says are already trending this spring:<p><b>1. Vertical Gardens</b><p>…