Liz Berry
 
Seeds, Seeds and More Seeds--the hope of the world and your garden
From my Seed collection: Okra, Marigold and Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) What are the best seeds you can possibly have? Answer: Seeds from...
If Liz Were Queen     Jan 11 2014
Why Kale is the first vegetable I'll plant this spring.
And why I've ordered this poster from the YES store. Kale will be among those that will be featured at the Garland Community Garden which is being supported by...
If Liz Were Queen     Jan 5 2014
What do Urban Farmers do in January?
Some of us gather toilet paper rolls to make our own biodegradable planters* Put rolls on cookie sheet. Mark the roll with a sharpie as to what will be...
If Liz Were Queen     Jan 4 2014
Update on Illegal Dumping in DFW Area--Garland Officials Highly Responsive
Garland Officials take illegal dumping as a serious matter to be dealt with. Doug Athas (mayor of Garland), members of our city council, our police department...
If Liz Were Queen     Jan 3 2014
Illegal Dumping in the DFW Area
This is not what a creek next to a Community Garden should look like! In fact, it's not what a creek anywhere in the USA should look like! Photo showing...
If Liz Were Queen     Jan 1 2014
Loving Garland Green and 2014
If you want to extend the boundaries of what you think you can do, then join a small group of people with a mission. I know. I just completed building the...
If Liz Were Queen     Dec 27 2013
Making Christmas Presents with a Little Elf
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING ROSEMARY BUTTER 1. One small bowl 2. One slightly larger bowl for mixing (not shown) 3. Two sticks of butter (only one stick of butter...
If Liz Were Queen     Dec 21 2013
Last Minute Gifts and Things to Make with Children
GIVE GIFTS FROM YOUR GARDEN In addition to feeding your family, friends and hungry people in your community, you can give some of the bounty from your garden...
If Liz Were Queen     Dec 21 2013
The Interconnectedness of Food and Fuel and the Rise of the City State
I'm excited about "Loving Garland Green" and our mission to ensure that Garland has at least 50,000 urban gardens/farms by the end of 2016 because I am...
If Liz Were Queen     Dec 11 2013
Being the Example with Loving Garland Green
I was thinking this morning as I prepared the thank-you note for Delores for standing up for Loving Garland Green that we are making our own dreams come true....
If Liz Were Queen     Dec 1 2013
Loving Garland Green Upcoming December Activities
Charles Frank Bivilacqua, Board Member of Loving Garland Green, gathering Texas Native Pecans for our December Fundraiser at 4022 Naaman School Road. Loving...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 30 2013
Save the Queen--Bee that is.
If you are concerned about the Bees, this might Bee a project you would like to invest in. Gene Wall Cole is a beekeeper and an author and researcher who...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 24 2013
November 21 Update on Urban Garden One and Loving Garland Green
I decided to follow the example provided by commercial merchandisers and just skip Thanksgiving altogether and go straight to Christmas. This morning I pulled...
EatGreenDFW iReporter     Nov 21 2013
Act Local, Leverage Global: Why the Kauai Decision Matters:
Kaye Spector reported that the Kauai Council voted 5-2 to override their mayor's veto of a bill mandating disclosure of pesticide use and the presence of...
EatGreenDFW iReporter     Nov 18 2013
A locally-based agricultural system has the power to transform a local economy
Sometimes (although admittedly less and less) when I talk to people regarding the power of urban agriculture to transform the local economy of Garland and other...
If Liz Were Queen     Nov 14 2013
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
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