Adult daughter kisses her smiling mother on the cheek as they harvest tomatoes and cucumbers in their greenhouse garden.

A Mother’s Day Gift for Moms Who Love to Garden (and Mother Earth will love it, too!)

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There’s something truly special about growing a garden and reaping the benefits of homegrown food and beautiful flowers. There’s nothing quite like the taste of sweet, tender peas fresh out of the pod, savoring a juicy cherry tomato or brushing your hand along the tops of flowers that you grew yourself. The only thing that could […]

Happy Earth Day!

Seed the Change for Earth Day!

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The Great American Seed Up and Urban Farm U present Seed Up Saturday, on May 22, 2021, from 9 am – 12 noon Pacific time. Seed Up Saturday will feature a series of short seed saving classes jam packed with seed saving education that will empower you to increase your food security by learning to […]

April 14 is National Gardening Day

NATIONAL GARDENING DAY APRIL 14, 2021

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If social distancing and staying at home are inspiring your green thumb, you have an extra reason to give it a try on Wednesday. National Gardening Day on April 14th encourages gardeners and aspiring gardeners to grab a shovel and some seeds and kick-off a beautiful season of homegrown bounty. Everyone is invited from balcony and […]

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HOW TO HOST A MINI SEED UP

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Imagine walking into a room filled with over 100 varieties of seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed Up is all about.  Although we can’t get together in big groups in person this year, sharing seeds is still possible. We’ve […]

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HOME GARDENERS FACE SEED SHORTAGES THIS SPRING

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How to Have a Great Garden Anyway With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, resulting in shortages of basic commodities, seed companies saw a sharp and sudden increase in demand. It’s not surprising considering the undeniable benefits of gardening: fresh, nutritious food; physical and mental exercise; and a sense of control and security during […]