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Upcoming Workshop: The Secrets of Healthy Soils

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves

~ Mahatma K. Ghandi

All the food we eat comes from plants as they are the base of the food and life cycle. 297 more words

Community Engagement

Coming Up Friday 27/3/15

This week for sale (by donation): Walnut Seedlings, Comfrey Plants:

Comfrey is one of nature’s wonder herbs: It is full of nutrients and breaks down easily; chickens love it; it helps the body heal; shades the soil; moderates temperature and humidity and acts as a barrier to grass. 255 more words

News & Events

The Shaping a Green Bergen Coalition Garden Design Begins to Come to Life!

The Shaping a Green Bergen Coalition partnership met on March 6, 2015 and, in anticipation of spring, began to plan in earnest. Thank you to all who attended—Barbara DiNovi, Virginia Bargisen, Beverley Kazickas, Mark Vangieri, Angela Bonnano-Lynch, Abbie Kesely, Carmen, Linda Morehouse, Joseph McElwain, Sue Shafer, Patti Wojtowicz, Angela Cupo, Kathy Wertalik, Thomas Jodice, Amy Heid, Andee Dixon, Tim Regan, Maria Dvorozniak, Diane Scarangella; the guidance and suggestions we received from our partners have helped us in creating our plan of action. 515 more words

Healthy Eating

Activating a Regenerative Paradigm

“What if the paradigm transforms from either/or to that and more?” asked Kelli, who identifies as a migratory pollinator doing work in regional economic development. Kelli presented on the first night of the SE Permaculture Convergence, discuss her work with ecological art, intertwining aesthetics with habitat creation for pollinators. 153 more words

Corporate Responsibility

Today was quite a special day. I went on behalf of my company (Biffa Waste) to a local site in Chesterfield that could benefit from some voluntary work / cash injection from a big organisation. 426 more words

Biffa Waste

Love Where You Live

I asked for a magnifying glass in my Christmas stocking this year. I’d just read Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s excellent book Crow Planet, in which she advocates becoming a “citizen naturalist.” I aspire to that: to take the time to look closely at nature, right here in the urban habitat. 374 more words


North Liberty Community Pantry Gardens

Our new Garden Coordinator, Ilsa DeWald, was born and raised in central Iowa.

She attended the University of Iowa where she studied Environmental Science and  Sustainability. 392 more words