I was making spring rolls the other night and thought, wow, I could actually purchase all of the produce necessary for spring rolls this year from the Friends School Plant sale and grow it in my backyard!
We’ve been selling Blue Poppies (Meconopsis betonicifolia) for years now. However, we’ve heard that they are difficult to grow. It’s not that they die from our cold winters — no. It’s that it’s too hot here in the summer.
The Saint Paul Audubon Society has a short new booklet available, listing native plants that are excellent host plants for native insects. The list is particularly meant for the middle third of Minnesota.
Plant a Row for the Hungry is a public service program that encourages gardeners to plant an extra row of produce each year and donate the surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens or service organization to help feed the hungry.
Urban agriculture is exciting many folks for many reasons: sustainability, beauty, good food and personal and community well being. Cities (and suburbs) can and do produce a lot of food! Milwaukee, Detroit, and Havana are compelling examples.