George Burkhardt is the inventor of the SPIO™ Sprinkler. The SPIO™ Sprinkler is an innovative and easy-to-use sprinkler featuring several settings and controls that it perfectly adaptable and user-friendly. And the exciting, new tool was developed, not by a big company, but by George Burkhardt a dedicated inventor trying to solve a common problem encountered […]
Want to save money on produce, eat food that was grown nearby and savor the freshest veggies and fruit possible? Why not start a community garden? All it takes is a gathering of friends and neighbors, a plot of land and some sweat equity to make it happen! We asked Bill Maynard, the Community Garden […]
Become an urban tree planter for Arbor Day To celebrate Arbor day, we asked Ben Carlson from Friends of the Urban Forest in San Francisco how you and your neighbors can become urban tree planters. Why should communities plant more trees in urban areas? Most everyone enjoys the beauty of trees; they’ve inspired artists and […]
Want to create some wow factor on your property? The good news is you can enhance your front yard without breaking the bank. Really! Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas, or giving your existing landscape a facelift, here are some simple ways to make the most of your outdoor space. Add exterior lighting In […]
On National Nut Day, we held a contest on Facebook to guess how many black walnuts are in the Large Gatherer photo above. The answer is 50 (YES, 50!) and the winner was Kathleen S. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Is your yard exploding with massive plants? Are things looking a tad…jungle-like? Early fall is a great time to divide overgrown perennial plants and bulbs, so why not organize a community plant-sharing or swapping event? Sharing a plant from your flowerbed is a great way to get to know other gardeners in your area. Your […]
Want to get to know your neighbors better while improving everyone’s curb appeal? Why not dig in and create gardens between your sidewalks and the street? Those otherwise bland spaces – also known as hellstrips – can add texture, fragrance and color. Many organizations, including San Francisco’s Friends of the Urban Forest, coordinate sidewalk garden […]
On Aug 3, 2016, we picked Jared S. as the winner of our Summer 2016 Giveaway Contest! Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who joined our contest!
Looking for a fun after-school or rainy day activity? How about creating some DIY planting projectiles, otherwise known as seed bombs. Your kids can learn about growing wildflowers, choose which colors they want to see blooming in the garden, plus, they make great end-of-year gifts for teachers, coaches and friends! Gather up your materials: A […]
Got a green-fingered dad on your list? Sure, he’d love some must-have gardening tools, but why not surprise him with a little something extra this year? Here are some unique ideas that will wow him on his special day! • Make him a personalized metal trellis. A handful of easy-to-find supplies plus a little effort […]