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              Meet master gardener Ava George Stewart. Ava currently gardens at Montrose Green but got started with Peterson Garden Project in its first year. Ava is coordinating 2012 Master Gardener nights in each of the gardens this season. (If...

Holey kale by Maribe...

Holey kale, Batman.  Great big holes, and leaves chewed down to the stem.  The Edible Treasures Garden team was pretty pleased that our gardening efforts had attracted graceful white butterflies until Dr. George Rotramel visited our raised beds. George is an entomologist, organic gardening...

Volunteer of the Wee...

We praise the big milestones our gardens go through – build, orientation, planting, Grewbie classes! This series of posts is to give shout outs to the unsung heroes and “sheroes” that make those milestones happen. JFK said, “One person can make a difference, and...

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...

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Troy McMillan, past president of the Edgewater North Neighbors block club, and LaManda Joy, founder and president of The Peterson Garden Project, met on Earth Day 2011.  Nearly one year to the day of their first meeting,  Troy and LaManda joined 85 volunteers to begin transforming a vacant...