Liz Berry
 
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
Sunday Morning Harvest from Urban Garden 1
SUNDAY MORNING HARVEST FROM URBAN GARDEN 1 - Enough for two meals. Urban Garden 1 is the garden in my front yard that I'm currently converting from a lawn to a...
If Liz Were Queen     Aug 18 2013
Garland Market Place Today August 17-- Hurry! They are open until 2pm.
Food purchased this morning at the Garland Marketplace: Clockwise from upper left-mesquite beans, red onions, duck eggs, cantaloupe, yellow squash and golden...
If Liz Were Queen     Aug 17 2013
A SWAT team was used for a raid on peaceful organic farmers in Arlington Texas
Two weeks ago today on Friday, August 2, inhabitants of The Garden of Eden, a small Intentional Community based on Sustainability, were awakened by a SWAT raid...
If Liz Were Queen     Aug 16 2013
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