A dry August is taking its toll on Queens’ community gardens.

A community garden in Queens is struggling to keep their crop going after the driest August since 1994. (NY1 Photo/Clodagh McGowan)

Sonia Ferraro has been gardening her whole life. But she says there is a noticeable difference this year in the fall. “It’s different from other gardens. This year, it was like crying because we drank water and it wasn’t enough,” said Ferraro, founder of Garden Community Gardens in Queens. More than a dozen vegetables and … Read more

After three years, the garden party returns to Węgerzyn Gardens

DAYTON, Ohio – For the past three years, Dayton has demonstrated its resilience. The city She survived the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes, mourned the mass shooting in Oregon, and cities like the nation, shut down and rebuilt her economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many of the same challenges, the Wegerzin Gardens Metro Park north … Read more

Horticulture education at Fox Valley Tech includes composting

Greenville, Wis. – It was a bright and late summer day for a group of horticulture students at Fox Valley Technical College. What you need to know Fox Valley Technical College is developing several programs for use on campus. Most of the fertilizer is mixed back into the field in the yard The goal is … Read more

Hartman Rock Garden welcomes visitors in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Many cringe when others peer into their backyards, but the shapes next to one Springfield home make it hard not to notice the fence. What you need to know Hartman Rock Garden was created in the 1930s. The Tuner Foundation helps maintain the garden There is no cost to enter, but donations … Read more

Sanger House Gardens brings visitors from all over Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – When you enter Steve Bilk’s backyard in Milwaukee’s historic Beer Hill, you’re greeted by hundreds of plants and flowers. “We have about 500 species of plants,” Belk said. “Trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials and the like.” Belk and his wife began working on their garden in 1987. It was named Sanger House Gardens after … Read more

Sanger House Gardens brings visitors from all over Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – When you enter Steve Bilk’s backyard in Milwaukee’s historic Beer Hill, you’re greeted by hundreds of plants and flowers. “We have about 500 species of plants,” Belk said. “Trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials and the like.” Belk and his wife began working on their garden in 1987. It was named Sanger House Gardens after … Read more