Liz Berry
 
Getting Ready for Winter--First Freeze for Fall 2013 DFW
Tonight, if the weather man is to be believed, the mercury will dip to 28 degrees F here in the DFW area. Like many urban gardeners, Charlie and I have been...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 12 2013
And Love Garland Green Continues to Move Closer to Its Birth as a Nonprofit
As our members continue to work on the action items related to filing Loving Garland Green as a members-directed nonprofit, I'm reminded of how talented the...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 11 2013
Loving Garland Green with a Community Garden
Amidst mundane but necessary research on water tanks and rainwater harvesting issues related to the Garland Urban Agricultural Center and Community Garden, my...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 9 2013
Lessons from the Garden
Yes, I can tell that life in my urban gardens (1,2, and 3) is slowing down for the coming winter. I'm reminded of what Sydney Eddison wrote in her book,...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 9 2013
It's Official! We are now to be known as "Loving Garland Green"
Loving Garland Green -- Instead of a "chicken in every pot", we support a "garden on every lot." Last night the planning committee for the Garland Urban...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 8 2013
Looking forward to the third Garland Community Garden Planning Committee Meeting Tonight
Two more Garland residents have joined the planning committee for the Garland Urban Agricultural Center and Community Garden--Ken and Kellie Dyer. I met both...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 7 2013
Visiting DFW Community Gardens with Liz and Charlie
Today, in our continuing quest to learn how others manage their community gardens in the DFW area, Charlie and I visited the Plano Community Garden--and what a...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 2 2013
Rethinking Our Relationship with Food
Taken 10/31/2013 10:30 am - Iflizwerequeen Urban Garden One - Title: Even Bees Like Okra _____________________________________________________ Last night...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 31 2013
Tromping the Back Forty with Margie
Margie [ my neighbor across the street and also a member of the Garland Urban Agricultural Center and Community Garden planning committee ] and I hiked around...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 29 2013
In Praise of Urban Container Gardening
12th eggplant from this 10 gallon container and still promising more with 23 blooms As I mentioned in a previous post, I grew three of the best-tasting...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 28 2013
Water Harvesting: A Happier Solution than Austerity
Nate Downey and his book Harvest the Rain is the book I have been waiting for: a detailed "how to" for people and communities wanting to take a major step in...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 27 2013
For the LOVE of Cities--Have a Love Affair with Your City
* Carnegie Hall - Jim Dine - 1986 I began reading Peter Kageyama's book, "For the Love of Cities" last night. Yes, I'm the kind of person who reads passages...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 27 2013
Iflizwerequeen at Rethink Community -- a Garland Event
RETHINK COMMUNITY - 2013 Garland Neighborhood Summit I just returned homr from an inspiring community event sponsored by City of Garland Environmental...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 26 2013
Planning Committee for Garland Community Garden Met
It's not even open and the Garland Community Garden is already producing--in fact, it's probably been producting for about 40 years. The Texas Native Pecans in...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 25 2013
Iflizwerequeen at the Texas Veggie Fair
Yesterday was the perfect weather for the Texas Veggie Fair at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The only thing not perfect was the parking. The only parking was on...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 21 2013
Iflizwerequeen and Charlie Visit We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College
Spike, The Touchdown Tomato is the mascot and logo for the Paul Quinn College urban farm--known as the We Over Me Farm. Spike is toting a turnip and spiking a...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 17 2013
Preparing for an Upcoming Garland Community Garden and more!
Excited! Excited! Excited! In addition to decorating Urban Garden One for Halloween [the garden that now takes up about 1/3 of what was once my front yard...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 16 2013
The promise of fall blossoms fill my gardens
Update on Iflizwerequeen Urban Gardens: Note: Gardens are located at 216 East Kingsbridge Drive, Garland Texas. Garden One is in the process of replacing my...
If Liz Were Queen     Oct 13 2013
My Magical Gardens of Love and Friendship
I've definitely decided that Urban Garden One (where my front lawn once was) and Urban Garden Two (in the back of my house to the side of my driveway) are...
If Liz Were Queen     Sep 27 2013
Urban Garden 1: Snapshot September 12, 2013
As time marches on, my appreciation of my urban gardens deepen as well as my intent to eat local, eat organic, and eat vegetarian. Just tonight I read that the...
If Liz Were Queen     Sep 12 2013
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