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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, […]

How I did it Kids gardening Member Spotlight Passion People Plants

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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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 […]

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Passion People Plants

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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Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Nine years ago the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the designation of a week in June as National Pollinator Week. This year’s National Pollinator Week is June 20-26. Supporters dedicate the week to building awareness and celebrating the valuable ecosystem services provided by various pollinators including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. Want to get involved? Check […]

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Selecting Drought-Tolerant Plants

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Andrea Holtz. Andrea lives and gardens in California. Check out her take on low-cost, recycle-oriented, space-efficient container gardening by following Andrea (tap from mobile) on GrowIt! and checking out her blog GreenWise Gardening. ——————————————————————- As a gardener on California’s Central Coast, I’ve been increasingly mindful […]

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GrowIt! Guides: The GrowIt! Mission

The GrowIt! community mission is to connect, educate, and inspire. We understand that gardening is a journey. Here, you’ll meet people from all stages of the journey — folks that have “been there done that” and others who are trying to turn their thumb green. Together we’ll set course through uncharted territory, and make great […]

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6 Steps to Grow Your Own Pineapple

Member spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Sarah Clarke. Sarah grows herbs, plants, and fruits and veggies in southeast Texas. Check out all of her plants (and adorable cat) by following Sarah (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. ————- Would you like to grow a pineapple in your backyard? Follow these six steps […]

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