Open Garden Days in Northport will end on August 26

BELFAST — “Brad and Kailyn Penniman’s expansive and whimsical coastal gardens are a testament to their family’s horticultural heritage as well as their own work,” the Belfast Garden Club said in a news release. Visit Penniman Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Friday, August 26 at 120 Upper Bluff Road … Read more

Marin teacher gets national honor for school garden

Dana Swisher, a teacher at Neal Cummins Elementary School in Corte Madera, watches a butterfly in the school’s garden, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (Sherry Lavars/Marin Independent Journal) A Marin second grade teacher who took a struggling school garden and turned it into a native plant ecosystem, community resource and educational platform has received an award … Read more

The Garden to Table program receives a curriculum grant in partnership with BVSD schools

When the pioneering fourth graders of Lafayette’s Escuela Bilingüe start school, they take center stage by pulling carrots in a raised bed in their school garden. They provide space for another project, which requires third graders to collect radish seeds from leftover seeds to grow in different raised beds. After studying the structure of seeds … Read more

Gardening: Take great photos in your garden

Most of our gardens are showing great beauty right now – colorful leaves, amazingly colored blooms and delicious produce. Even if you’re an amateur with an inexpensive camera, gardens can be a photographer’s delight. So here are a few quick tips to get started with photography in the garden, which is one of the easiest … Read more

Rundberg found peace in flowers

BRAINARD – Finding a hobby to escape from the world is no easy task, but 74-year-old David Randberg found it in gardening. Rundberg has been gardening for more than 60 years, helping his aunt weed and water plants. However, he truly embraces his green thumb when he walks into the house where he still lives … Read more