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Garden4Wildlife Kids gardening Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plants

In June, we celebrate friends with benefits 🐦 🐸 🐞

GrowIt! is the place to ask questions about pollinators and native plants and show off your pollinator garden. It’s a hot topic in the community for the past four years, so much so that GrowIt! joined the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) to help spread awareness of bee health and pollinators. NPGN’s mission is to […]

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Cater to the caterpillars

With their transformational journey from caterpillar to butterfly, these beautiful critters are friendly reminders of growth and change. As life goes: along with positive change, negative changes are bound to happen. According to the National Wildlife Federation Monarch butterfly populations have rapidly declined over 90 percent in the last two decades due to habitat loss […]

Garden for Wildlife Garden4Wildlife Kids gardening Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Passion Plants

This one is for the birds

We’ve joined the #Garden4Wildlife movement to provide habitats to attract birds, lady bugs, and butterflies in our gardens. The February cover story at National Wildlife Federation noted 100s of once common U.S. birds are declining in numbers. Nearly 430 of North America’s birds are at risk of extinction. Here are some details of the birds […]

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Gardening is More Than “Something to Do”

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post re-published from GrowIt! community member @daisy96’s blog “Sienna Mae Heath’s Writing: The Art of Savoring Time.” Check out all of her posts and subscribe to her blog here. Connect with her on GrowIt! here. (tap from mobile) ————————————————————————————————— I’ve heard several people utter variations of the phrase, “Oh, […]

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Montessori Students Growing with their Garden

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog from the Rawald family. They live in Texas and leverage the GrowIt! community as part of their Montessori curriculum. Most of their posts are from their 9-year-old daughter. Connect with gardenchild (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. ————————————————————————————————— Hi! We are the Rawald family. My husband and I have […]

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Gardening with Grandchildren

Member Spotlight: The following is a guest blog post from GrowIt! member ‘melindah.’ Melinda created a learning container garden with her grandchildren in Washington state. Connect with Melinda on GrowIt! (tap from mobile) and ask for tips on keeping young children interested in gardening. Also, check out the resources from our friends at kidsgardening.org, including an […]

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The spookiest, #Haunted Plants on GrowIt!

Post your most spine chilling plants with the #Haunted to GrowIt! and be entered into a contest to win a spook-facular Halloween Treat! One terrifying plant will be drawn on November 4th. Don’t miss out on our #Haunted fun! Below, check out some of our spookiest plants with the #Haunted on GrowIt! (All #Haunted posts […]

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A Lost Art?

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog with GrowIt! member Belinda Starnes. Belinda has a passion for growing her own food and canning using her grandparents’ recipies. Connect with Belinda (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. My fond memories of canning: At a very young age, I was exposed to gardening & canning as a way […]

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Plan Now for a Fall Harvest

Partner Spotlight: This is a re-published post from our friends at KidsGardening.org. KidsGardening.org creates opportunities for kids to learn through gardening. We partnered with KidsGardening.org and other mission-driven organizations to register pollinator gardens for the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. A fall harvest will help our pollinating friends. Assistant Professor Deborah Delany at University of Delaware, […]

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Echinacea as Preventative Care for Common Cold

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog with GrowIt! member Charles Fuller. Charles is the father of 5 daughters. He grows herbs, vegetables, and flowers on his property in Mississippi. Check them all out by following (tap from mobile) Charles on GrowIt!. Echinacea as preventative care I grow Echinacea and harvest it for medicinal tea. […]

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