Community Gardens Ta...

“Gardeners are the most generous people in the world,” says Peterson Garden Project founder LaManda Joy. And this is what we learned, or confirmed, at the recent event, Community Gardens Take Action Against Hunger. Peterson Garden Project shared our own best practices with a roomful of people...

Focus on the Positiv...

There are many joys in community gardening. I’ve run out of fingers, toes, the fingers and toes of my family, and of my friends, to count the amazing people I’ve met since I started gardening in a community, instead of just in my own backyard. Sometimes it’s fun to just walk around, looking...

Fall Planting: Grow2...

Starting this weekend, the Grow2Give teams at The Peterson Garden Project will start removing summer crops and planting for fall.  Here’s how we, and you, can approach this project. IMPORTANT NOTE: When you clean out your garden, take the plant material HOME and compost it or dispose. We...

Who are Those Kids at Vedgewater? by Xan Nelson Jul28

Who are Those Kids a...

                  I spent part of my morning last week with several children who are learning about art and gardening at Green Scene, a free summer program at Vedgewater run by artist and storyteller Martie Sanders. Green Scene brings together...

Grow2Give: Who is doing the giving? by Xan Nelson Jun11

Grow2Give: Who is do...

We call it Grow2Give™, and the “growing” part of the name is pretty clear. We grow—tomatoes, kale, eggplants, cucumbers, beans and more—and then we give the harvest to local food pantries and nutrition programs. Defining the “giving” is trickier because the program...

Giving What You Grow by Xan Nelson May29

Giving What You Grow...

Next to eating home-grown tomatoes, sharing the bounty energizes our gardeners more than any other program. Grow2Give™ is The Peterson Garden Project’s program for growing fresh, organic produce for food pantries and nutrition programs. We dedicate 5% of the beds at each garden to the...