Friday, April 22, 2011
Surfin' the net
For spring: eleven ways to dye eggs naturally, all sorts of colors.
Has anyone been to the Brooklyn Gardens? It just hit paydirt, with a 7.5 million dollar donation.
I think something about community gardening sparks creative juices, especially in ways they connect with a community. Just this week, here are a few links in the news.
In Texas, the Houston Community Garden offers not only a place to garden but free tai chi . If this was southern California, you can bet you'd have standing room only crowds.
I like getting kids involved in gardening. This one is a win-win situation: kids discharge extra energy for a good cause and the community benefits.
Another good idea: in exchange of garden space, you donate some of your produce to the local food bank.
Examples of how community gardens enrich the neighborhood abound in this LA Times piece about a new Long Beach community garden. One plot is sponsored by a neighbor just for the local kids. There is a community herbal garden, open to all.