April, 2009 Issue, GardenRant Edition. Here's the full newsletter.
In the News
- Green job
opportunity! Most cities are still sending organic kitchen waste to landfills,
but not in British Columbia, where Bin to
Curb is operating.
- The Women's
Bean Project. It's green, it fights poverty – what's not to
- Got more squash than you
can eat? The online VeggieTrader
is here to help you find takers. (Or you could use a neighborhood Yahoo group –
which if you don't have one, why
- To dispel any doubts that fresh, local foods are IN, there's a $3 iPhone
Locavore app to help you find
- Due to drought, Tampa, FL has banned the use
of lawn sprinklers. Another reason to
- Excellent eco-friendly lawn
care advice from the New York
- See the results
of the Great Backyard Bird Count here – including 93,000+ checklists and 619
species, including a new
On the Sustainable Gardening
- Do lawns really need
fertilizer? Some "greens" are saying no, counter to advice from academia.
I think that New
York Times writer got it right – recommending compost and
- From the comments on "Fine Gardening Declares Only Shrubs you Need to
Grow", people don't like their
- Blogger Tom Alexander does
NOT shy away from politics.
Here's his rant about "wingnut" climate-change deniers.
- Joe Lamp'l's $25 Victory
Garden Challenge is getting lots of (well-deserved) attention. Watch episodes here
Press coverage detailed here.
- Somehow Stuart in Australia happened upon these findings: a connection
between throat cancer and smelling roses. Damn. [Update: Stuart's post was published April 1 – and he got me! If I'd only read it more closely I'd have been laughing out loud.]