Category Archives: Community Gardens

Five Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Growing Tomatoes!

Written by the MGNV Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden Master Gardeners, with special thanks to Debbie Siegel and Tom Laughlin. Five Things About Growing Tomatoes Are you growing tomatoes this year? Here are five things you should know about getting the best tomato … Continue reading

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2015: A Celebration of Soils

Written by Julie McGuire, Master Gardener To celebrate the 45th Earth Day on 22 April 2015, Julie shares some news about the International Year of Soils. In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, MGNV presents you with some ‘punny’ … Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 3 – Capturing Foliage and Bark

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener So far,  our Photographing the Tried and True Sheets series has explored how best to capture photographs of various plants, including trees, flowers and fruits. You can read part one here and part two here! Part three of … Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 2 – Capturing Flowers and Fruits

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Part One of Photographing the Tried and True Sheets explored how best to capture the forms of plants and trees in photographs. You can read part one here! This week, a closer look at capturing … Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 1 – Capturing the Form

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener In a major improvement, Tried and True Plant fact sheets now provide photographic images that highlight native plants grown in MGNV demonstration gardens and local public spaces, such as Green Spring Gardens, Meadowlark … Continue reading

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Audrey Faden, Master Gardener Emerita

Audrey Evans was born on a coffee farm outside the town of Nyeri in Kenya in 1941. She recalls the “small” 600-acre farm as a beautiful place, with steep hillsides, rivers, bush, and a view of Mt. Kenya. Her father, who went to Kenya from South Africa, started the farm in 1911. Her mother, his second wife, went to Kenya in the 1930s from England as a nurse and met her future husband when he was a patient in the Nairobi hospital where she worked. “He fell in love with her voice,” as the story goes.  Continue reading

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