An Interview With La...

I sat down with LaManda Joy to talk to her about her new book, Starting a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook from Timber Press. Alexandra: Why did you write another book? LaManda: Because people knew of my involvement with Peterson Garden Project and the American Community...

Bringing Overwintere...

If you brought woodsy herbs such as rosemary or thyme indoors for the winter, it will soon be time to transition them for outdoor growing. This is much like hardening-off seedlings before transplanting. Indoor-grown herbs are typically somewhat dormant during the winter, receiving less light,...

Growing + newbie = g...

Are you a “grewbie”? Our newest gardeners love the basic information offered by experienced gardeners trained to offer our Grewbie 101. The one-hour free class covers everything from amending to soil to making garden friendships. Find the garden nearest you! April 25 Ashlandia Global...

Plants Have Stories ...

At Peterson Garden Project we love stories. We’ve told our own origin story so many times most of us can recite it in our sleep. It’s been told so often that we’ve even heard a fairly mythologized version of it that attributes our founding to people we’ve never even heard of. Stories are an...

Success with Peas an...

If you’ve had trouble with pea, fava and bean production, take note! 1. Soak the seeds a few hours to overnight. This will help the seed coats soften, take in water and swell- allowing for faster germination. 2. Inoculate with Rhizobium bacteria. This isn’t necessary if you...