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Organic: It’s Not Just About the Nutrition

strawberries
You’ve heard about the studies that show organic food might not be that much more nutritious than conventional foods. But, I wonder if that’s the reason people buy organic. If you didn’t hear about it, the conclusion, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, states: Conclusion: The published literature lacks strong evid [...]

Hey gardeners: be sure to thank the pollinators

bee covered in pollen
This honeybee is dusted with yellow pollen, which it will inadvertently transfer to other flowers as it gathers nectar and pollen to bring back to the nest. Photo: Suzanne DeJohn It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate the hardworking bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and other insects and animals that promote healthy e [...]

Eat More; Grow More

Bo Muller-Moore, top, from eatmorekale.com, and the cows from Chick-fil-A.
Bo Muller-Moore, top, from eatmorekale.com, and the cows from Chick-fil-A. Did you hear the story about the guy who designed a T-shirt that says Eat More Kale? The slogan “went viral before people knew what viral was,” says Bo Muller-Moore, designer of the T-shirt. That was back in 2000. Now the shirts and stickers are widespread. [...]

A Force of Nature

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Volunteers from Gardener’s Supply in Waterbury, VT. At Gardener’s Supply, we are encouraged to get out into the community and do some good. In support of that vision, the company matches employees’ charitable donations, and offers one paid day a year of volunteer time. Employees lend a hand in many ways: We donate blood, we [...]

Green Thumb Challenge

Green Thumb Challenge
In partnership with the Green Education Foundation, we are proud to announce the 2011 winner of the Green Thumb Challenge: Growing Green, a program at Andrew Cooke Magnet School, in Waukegan, IL. Learn about the rehabilitation of the greenhouse at Andrew Cooke Magnet School. In partnership with the Green Education Foundation, we are pr [...]

After Irene

After Irene
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the first reaction — for many people — was stunned silence. It’s hard to take in the fearsome power of nature and the shocking devastation. It’s easy to feel helpless and small. But eventually, you snap out of it and ask: “How can I help?” The team from Gardener’s Supply arri [...]

Service and Sustainability

Service and Sustainability
Gardener’s Supply is in business to spread the joys and rewards of gardening. One of the ways we do that is working with groups that teach young people to garden, such as the Green Education Foundation and, locally, at the Sustainability Academy, an elementary school here in Burlington, VT. Planting a new garden at the Sustainabili [...]

Gardening for Good

Gardening for Good
With Grow Bags, you can put a garden almost anywhere: on a deck, balcony, porch or parking lot. A group of young people from Minnesota has started a program that shows urban residents how it’s done. Here’s their story: The Gardening for Good team with a set of Grow Bags at Urban Baby, a north Minneapolis nonprofit that runs w [...]
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