Posts Tagged ‘Community’

3 Tips to Grow the Most Productive Vegetable Garden Ever

John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to the Corona Community to share with you the 3 tips to grow the most productive community (or home) garden plot ever. John believes that Gardening is really simple, and by starting with the basis, you too can have a successful vegetable garden.

TEDxManhattan – Stephen Ritz – Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way Into A New Economy

www.tedxmanhattan.org Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator. With the help of extended student and community family they have grown over 25000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. Stephen has consistently moved attendance from 40% to 93% daily, helped fund/create 2200 youth jobs, captured the US EPA Award for transforming mindsets and landscapes in NYC, recently won the ABC Above and Beyond Award, helped earn his school the first ever Citywide Award of Excellence from the NYC Strategic Alliance for Health and attributes these results directly to growing vegetables in school. His speech at Columbia University, “From Crack to Cucumbers,” along with the release of a You-Tube Video (Urban Farming NYC) resulted in a national following including an invite to the White House Garden. Dedicated to harvesting hope and cultivating minds, Stephen dreams of opening a nationally replicable Career Technical Education public school in the poorest Congressional District in America rooted in urban agriculture, green and sustainable initiatives. For more information, visit www.greenbronxmachine.com More information at www.tedxmanhattan.org About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth

Low Cost Methods to Extend Your Growing Season in Your Vegetable Garden

John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to Fort Mason Community Garden in San Francisco to share with you some low cost ways to extend your growning season so you can start planing earlier this spring. After watching this epsiode, you will learn some creative ways you can plant your starts early using some commonly discarded household items.

TEDxDirigo – Roger Doiron – A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of people taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply. Doiron is an advocate for new policies, technologies, investments, and fresh thinking about the role of gardens. His successful petition to replant a kitchen garden at the White House attracted broad international recognition. He is also a writer, photographer, and public speaker. In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Best Practices for Growing Vegetables in a Community Garden or at Home in Raised Beds

John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to a new community garden in Boca Raton, Florida to share with you some best practices for growing in a community garden or at home. In this episode, you will learn some techniques that you will want to consider when growing food at a community garden or at home. After watching this episode you will discover the #1 secret for having sucess when gardening.

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