7 Things that Make Brookgreen Gardens an Awesome Community Garden

Nestled in the area south of the Murrells Inlet in South Carolina is a community garden that will take your breath away – Brookgreen Gardens.   The 9,100-acre property is home to many themed gardens, American sculptures, and natural ecosystems that will take you back to a former time.   If you’ve never been to…

6 Reasons to Visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center

Are you looking for an activity the whole family can participate in? School may be back in session but that doesn’t mean your kids won’t be bored when the weekend rolls around. Encourage them to disconnect from their devices long enough to visit one of the coolest botanical centers in the state of Iowa.  …

5 Benefits of Having a Neighborhood Garden

In Cedar Rapids, IA there is a neighborhood known as “Mound View” where organic gardeners gather to make amazing things happen.   Known as the Mound View Neighborhood Garden, this collaborative garden is a place where community grows, literally.   The neighborhood garden is located on B Avenue NE and is a space where several…

9 Steps to Creating a Community Garden

In the state of Iowa and throughout the U.S., the need for community gardens is growing. With food poverty and the number of empty food banks on the rise, now is the perfect time to spread the word about community gardens.   If you’re trying to start a community garden in your area, here are…

4 Amazing Urban Gardens

With all the hustle and bustle we experience in our daily lives, sometimes we need a reminder to stop and smell the roses. Literally.   In every concrete jungle, there needs to be a lush green space where we can enjoy mother nature at her finest.   Whether it’s along scenic walkways, in a park,…

7 Uses of Worm Castings

Are you familiar with using worm castings to enhance your garden soil and plants? Whether you’ve used or considered adding castings to your garden, you should know that there are several ways to get the best bang for your buck when using castings.   Let’s take a look at 7 different uses of worm castings:…

Worm Castings vs Bat Guano

Many organic gardeners will tell you that worm castings make a huge difference in their gardens. The question is, what’s the difference between worm poo and bat droppings?   The answer depends on several factors.   It’s all about diet   For starters, the biggest difference between worm castings and bat guano is determined by…

5 Benefits of Using Worm Castings on Crops

Are you struggling with weak plants? Confused on how to condition your soil? Is this your first time to work with new soil? Do you have a new plant variety that you’re working with?   Don’t stress!   As a gardener ourselves, we know how important it is to support plants throughout the growing process….

Why Choose Worm Castings as an Organic Fertilizer?

When it comes to organic fertilizers, few options stand up against worm castings. They   do wonders for your plants completely organic available in stores   Learn more about worm castings in this article.   What exactly are worm castings?   Worm castings are a completely organic material full of:   Enzymes Good bacteria Animal…

7 Kid-Friendly Garden Tips

Who doesn’t want to create a garden where your children can explore, imagine, and see the fruits of their labor come to pass? By following these 7 tips you can build a garden that teaches your little ones the beauty of growing plants from seed and instills a deep love for the outdoors.   1.Encourage…

5 Reasons Gardening Helps Senior Citizens in Iowa

Summer in Iowa is in full swing, which means you still have plenty of time to harvest your spring and summer garden. Soon it will be time to prep for fall plants such as squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and more.   Organic gardening can be an effective tool for keeping our senior citizens healthy and active….

6 Ways Gardening Builds Character in Children

Starting your own organic garden was probably one of the best decisions you made for your family. Not only are you saving money on produce by growing your own fruits and vegetables, but you’re giving your children the opportunity to participate in a highly beneficial activity!   Gardening isn’t just for adults. It’s an easy…