Gardeners can make a big difference in our state, especially in light of the California drought. With water becoming more and more of a precious resource, Common Ground Garden decided to ask expert landscape architect, Sherri Osaka, about how to save water while gardening. Her response? Replace your lawn with beautiful drought-tolerant plants. Read on to hear Sherri explain some of the benefits of making your lawn into a spectacular water saver.
Have you ever wondered why your plants aren’t looking bushy and beautiful? Ryan Batjiaka, an expert in soil and compost, gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming class called How to Keep Your Soil Healthy.
“There are a number of ways poor soil health can give you a garden full of sad plants. Depending on the severity of these problems, a plant can suffer excessive pest damage, go to seed prematurely, give poor yields, look stunted, and generally fail to become the impressive plant all gardeners hope for. When plants do succeed, producing vibrant blooms or a large harvest, it is because of the sunlight and climate of its location and the soil conditions it was grown in. The difference between a Wow! plant and a sad plant is all about the soil.
In response to people asking when to flat vegetables for spring, we thought it best to update our planting calendar to explain the cycle of planting. Download our PDF planting calendar to plan out your spring flatting and transplanting, and hope for a bountiful harvest.
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Ever wanted a sneak peek into an organic, sustainable farmer’s mind? Now’s your chance.
Last year, farming experts taught a special 2-week Farmers Course at Common Ground Garden’s parent organization, Ecology Action. Passion for homesteading and years of farming experience wove together a video course essential for sustainable farming.
Now these videos are available online for those who wish to learn how to get back to the land. Ecology Action shares this knowledge in order to empower people worldwide to better feed themselves while conserving the good world that sustains us all. Click the link below to watch the trailer for the 2-week Farmer’s Course. To learn more, visit Ecology Action’s website.
Common Ground Garden wants to share the love.
Not only do we want to share the best adult classes, youth field trips, and gardening tips, we want to give you our garden pun Valentines. Just click the link below to get a PDF of the garden Valentines!