GardenRant edition. The whole newsletter is here.
Urban Gardening on the Web
- Chicago's Mayor Daley pushes green roofs, as reported on The Growing Edge.
- Does this count as urban gardening? It's How to Love thy Neighbor, Post-Blizzard.
- Top Sustainable Food Stories of 2009 include the White House Kitchen Garden, and lots about urban farming. Food stories are increasingly food-growing stories.
Sustainable Gardening on the Web
- Does Lawn Have to be Green All Winter? is my reaction to a painted lawn in California. The California lawn activist just wants "Peace on Turf".
- Are Natives the Answer? asks Garden Prof Bert Cregg. His own answer is: "Not necessarily." Provocative stuff!
Are your spring bulbs coming up already? Not to worry, says gardening educator Gene Sumi.
Garden Travels for Garden Bloggers
I'm pretty excited about the garden-related trips I'll be taking this year, first to Long Island to visit Suzy Bales with a day trip to the NY Botanic Garden in the spring. I'm also determined to see Colston Burrell's garden sometime this spring – almost whether he invites me or not.
Of course I wouldn't miss the super-fun Blogger Meet-up in Buffalo, cleverly called Buffa10. I mean good Lord, have you seen the website that Jim and Elizabeth put together or received their e-newsletters? This event will be truly awesome, and I'm lobbying for some dancing this year!
Then the GardenRanters are talking to garden centers at their shinding in Chicago. I'm also pondering a trip to the Boston area, and still undecided on going to Dallas for the Garden Writers conference.
So garden writers online or off, what 2010 travel plans are getting you through the winter?