Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College Garden

Ten years ago, members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College student council wrote for a grant from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation requesting funds to build a school garden. These incredible kids researched cost efficient methods, designed layout and proceeded to plant the school’s first original garden. Fast forward a decade, when COVID had us …

Charleston Park Food Forest

In Alva, Florida, summers are long, hot and oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy. Winters rarely get the kind of cold that most of us are accustomed to. Even in the dead of winter, afternoons can get up into the 80s or high 70s. Alva’s yearly rainfall averages 54 inches, approximately two feet more than average in the …

Kinder Youth Gardens

We responded to Cherease Glaspar’s application for a Gardening Know How sponsorship with a resounding yes. She is at the helm of the Kinder Youth Gardens in Harris County, Texas.  The Harris County Kinder Shelter program exists to provide young victims of child abuse, as well as runaway and homeless youth, with holistic resources to teach them …

Unity Gardens – The Best Of Humankind

“They call it all different things, like paradise, sanctuary. It’s a beautiful thing.“ –John, Unity Gardens It’s a challenge to describe Sara Stewart. Perhaps a good start would be to mention that she is a “Best of Humankind” award recipient for her creation of Unity Gardens in South Bend, Indiana. Sara observed a culture of multi-generational poverty; …

A Super School Garden Success

Richey Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware is a Title One school. Its former Building Principal, Stephanie Armstrong, wanted to find ways to improve the social and emotional aspects of the students’ lives. She recognized a real need to connect families with the school and, although she had never been a gardener, Stephanie intuitively knew that establishing a …

Front Steps Services

In the inner city of Cleveland on the west side of town, south of Lake Erie, is a concrete jungle that can be officially referred to as a ‘grocery desert.’ The need for permanent supportive housing in this area is huge. Front Steps Services is a multi-service organization that offers support for those without homes, many of …

Neighborhood’s Hands Program: Lighting the Way in a Food Desert

Dr. S.D. Patterson is the Executive Director of Neighborhood’s Hands, a stunning example for districts similar to this Winston-Salem region of North Carolina. Dr. Patterson warmly describes the local population of low-income, disenfranchised folks who live in this “food desert” region of North Carolina. Dr. Patterson grew up in this neighborhood and as a child, he experienced …

Neighborhood’s Hands Program: Lighting the Way in a Food Desert

Dr. S.D. Patterson is the Executive Director of Neighborhood’s Hands, a stunning example for districts similar to this Winston-Salem region of North Carolina. Dr. Patterson warmly describes the local population of low-income, disenfranchised folks who live in this “food desert” region of North Carolina. Dr. Patterson grew up in this neighborhood and as a child, he experienced …

40 Stunning Spring Door Decor Ideas

Dress up your door for spring with one of these gorgeous spring door decor ideas! From wreaths to door hangers, there is something for everyone. Other great ideas for spring: Spring Throws under $30, Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips, and Spring Cleaning Yard Work Bingo. 40 Stunning Spring Door Decor Ideas With Spring popping up all […] The …

DIY Kids Adirondack Chair Plans

Ready to build a children’s lounge chair? These easy DIY kids Adirondack chair plans show you how to build a small outdoor chair for toddlers and little kids. Just 4 boards to build, or use free reclaimed pallet wood boards like I did.  You can also build a full-size DIY Adirondack chair with cupholders, and […] The …