Someone Around Here’s a Guerrilla

A little while back I posted an article about guerilla gardening. Well this weekend we were out and about in the city, and I noticed that somebody had been doing a bit of guerilla gardening in our neighborhood, and it wasn’t me. They haven’t planted any food crops – only ornamentals – but the photos…

A Morning in the Garden

Yesterday was a bit showery (we had outrageous thunderstorms in the evening), so G and I mostly just played it cool at home. During a break in the rain we went down to the garden to get out of the house, and had a marvelous time looking for critters and finding out what was in…

Planting for Pollinators

Originally posted on Little Home in the Big City:
Did you know that honeybees are endangered. Well, they are. This is a pretty scary thing – pollinators play such a huge, important role in our world. I’ve considered taking up beekeeping, but it seems a little bit daunting and – not gonna lie, I’m pretty…

Turn Your Kids into Guerillas

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the last person who would advocate teaching our kids to engage in illegal activity. More or less. But I was raised by parents who taught their children to question authority – not gratuitously, and not aggressively, but to look into the reasons behind rules and regulations and to work…

9 Reasons Why You Should Garden with Your Kids

It was called The Cultivator, and it was an instrument of torture. A creaky, curmudgeonly metal wheel in front of four plow blades that we would muscle through reluctant spring soil, blisters blooming on our hands as we heaved and hoed the damn thing along. It was a fantastic tool – for hanging on a…