Wire worms in Vancouver City Hall Community Garden, 2010

January 1, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

Last year we were unable to get a single onion plant to grow in our plot… we have researched the problems and have concluded that the wire worms were killing the young plants before they could mature. We had similar mortality with lettuce. The wire worms, we believe, migrated from turf in the bottom of our raised bed. We have been trapping them with potatoes, carrots and traps baited with whole wheat flour..

S2 Community Development: GroundUp Organics

December 16, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

A look at community development in the composting and urban agriculture project at GroundUp Organics in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace neighborhood, with commentary from Karen Toering, Melvin Cloyd, and participating students. Video by Owen Martel, 2010.

Pacific Gardens Co-Housing Community

November 20, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

Construction of our 25 unit townhouse-style cohousing project has begun on a gorgeous 4.37 acre parcel of land in the Harewood District of the City of Nanaimo, located in central Vancouver Island on the west coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. There is a good mix of 1, 2, 3 and 3 bedroom + den units, which range in size from 711 square feet to 1550 square feet. Each unit will open onto, and have access to, the glass-roofed atrium, which will lead to an extensive (8000+ sq. ft.) Common House. The Common House will boast a large kitchen and adjacent dining/activity hall with a childrens play area as well as other activity-based spaces such as teen activity room, wet crafts room, music/meditation room. The plans also call for an office, elevator, separate storage, woodworking shop, laundry, office, organic garden and guest rooms. The property has lots of space with considerable natural flora and fauna, a Salmon-bearing River and park to the South, a seasonal pond, and a westward view of Mount Benson. Vancouver Island has the longest growing season in Canada, and we have already established organic gardening on the site. Once an old farm, it still has numerous producing fruit trees. Founding members of this community have agreed to make this a green project by adhering closely to LEED Guidelines in an attempt to make the construction, occupation, and maintenance of this property as ecologically respectful as possible.

Cable Spool Waist High Raised Bed Garden at a SLC Community Garden

November 2, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

John from www.growingyourgreens.com takes you on a field trip to one of the community gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn how to make a waist high raised bed garden out of a wooden cable spool and find out what people are growing in Salt Lake City as well as learn how they are fostering community in their community garden

Seattle Tilth Plant Sale and Community Celebration w/ Pangeality Productions

August 1, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

Seattle Tilth is a community nonprofit that promotes organic agriculture and sustainability with classes, events, celebrations and much more. www.SeattleTilth.org for more information. This video was produced by Pangeality Productions http With music by Seattle’s own ‘Supersones’ www.SuperSones.com

Community Garden Feeding Hungry

July 23, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips

Children’s Home Garden offers gardening tips as well as provides food.

Living In Community -Music video- Family Song

June 27, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

Share the fun and get a peek at the life in our permaculture community on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are a small intentional community dedicated to sustainable lifestyle, organic gardening, emotional awareness and egalitarian cooperative decision making. We do internships and welcome work traders who share our goals. Check out our web site at www.permaculture-hawaii.com. Video and song by Amara Karuna. See Amazon.com or www.karunapublishing.com to order Amara’s music.

2009 Community Teaching Garden

May 2, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening

A photographic odyssey through the growing season with 20 participants in the 2009 Community Teaching Garden at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, Vermont. The hands-on program sponsored by Friends of Burlington Gardens provides 22-weeks of twice weekly beginning organic gardening classes lasting from early May to late September. The Community Teaching Garden will begin its 8th year in 2010. For more information, please visit www.burlingtongardens.org