Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association

Image by/from Nordisk familjebok The North American Biodynamic Association (formerly Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association) is a United States-based company that promotes Biodynamic agriculture system through educational and research programs and has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Biodynamic agriculture was inaugurated in 1924 by Austrian scientist Rudolf Steiner. It is the oldest, non-chemical agricultural movement and…

Gardening in Spain

Gardening in Spain

Gardening in Spain reflects the different styles of Spanish art, including influences from Roman, Islamic, Italian, French, and English gardens. Modern Spanish gardening emphasize gardens and their surroundings, focusing heavily on both urban horticulture and landscape architecture. Spanish gardens are affected by the climate and orography of Spain. The ground in Spain is generally drier…

Guerrilla Gardening

Image by/from Umberto Brayj Guerrilla gardening is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to cultivate, such as abandoned sites, areas that are not being cared for, or private property. It encompasses a diverse range of people and motivations, ranging from gardeners who spill over their legal…

Organic Lawn Management

Organic Lawn Management

Organic lawn management is the practice of establishing and caring for a garden lawn using organic horticulture, without the use of chemical inputs such as pesticides or artificial fertilisers. It is a component of organic land care and organic sustainable landscaping which adapt the principles and methods of sustainable gardening and organic farming to the…

Natural Landscaping

Image by/from Noles1984 at English Wikipedia Natural landscaping, also called native gardening, is the use of native plants, including trees, shrubs, groundcover, and grasses which are indigenous to the geographic area of the garden. Natural landscaping is adapted to the climate, geography and hydrology and should require no pesticides, fertilizers and watering to maintain, given…

String Trimmer

String Trimmer

Yes, this is actually a post about a string trimmer. Boring? Well, it’s an important tool when it comes to gardening / lawn improvement. A string trimmer, also called a “weed eater”, “whipper-snipper”, “weed-whacker”, “weed-whip”, “line trimmer” (in Australia and New Zealand) or “strimmer” (in the UK and Ireland), is a garden tool for cutting…

Climate Friendly Gardening

Climate-Friendly Gardening

Climate-friendly gardening is gardening in ways which reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from gardens and encourage the absorption of carbon dioxide by soils and plants in order to aid the reduction of global warming. To be a climate-friendly gardener means considering both what happens in a garden and the materials brought into it and the…

Monastic Garden

Monastic Garden

A monastic garden was used by many and for multiple purposes. In many ways, gardening was the chief method of providing food for households, but also encompassed orchards, cemeteries and pleasure gardens, as well as medicinal and cultural uses. Gardening is the deliberate cultivation of plants herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables. Furthermore, gardening was especially…

List of Professional Gardeners

Image by/from No machine-readable author provided. Atarom assumed (based on copyright claims). Any prominent professional gardeners that become famous after December 2019 will not be listed on this page. This is a list of people noted for their contribution to gardening, either by working as gardeners or garden designers by occupation, or by commissioning famous…

Market Garden

Market Garden

A market garden is the relatively small-scale production of fruits, vegetables and flowers as cash crops, frequently sold directly to consumers and restaurants. The diversity of crops grown on a small area of land, typically from under one acre (0.4 ha) to a few acres, or sometimes in greenhouses distinguishes it from other types of…

Gardening in Alaska

Image by/from Doug Noon Agriculture in Alaska has become more popular and more acceptable as a general idea. Although agriculture in Alaska poses many challenges, largely due to the climate, the short growing season, and generally poor soils for agriculture, there have been a number of recent successes in agriculture and gardening in Alaska. Knowledge…

History of Gardening

History of Gardening

The history of gardening may be considered as aesthetic expressions of beauty through art and nature, a display of taste or style in civilized life, an expression of an individual’s or culture’s philosophy, and sometimes as a display of private status or national prideā€”in private and public landscapes. Forest gardening, a plant-based food pro-system, is…

Hybrid Seed

Hybrid Seed

In agriculture and gardening, hybrid seed is produced by cross-pollinated plants. Hybrid seed production is predominant in modern agriculture and home gardening. It is one of the main contributors to the dramatic rise in agricultural output during the last half of the 20th century. The alternatives to hybridization are open pollination and clonal propogation. All…

Master Gardener Program

Image by/from Extension Master Gardener National Committee Master Gardener programs (also known as Extension Master Gardener Programs) are volunteer programs that train individuals in the science and art of gardening. These individuals pass on the information they learned during their training, as volunteers who advise and educate the public on gardening and horticulture. The first…

Community Gardening in the United States

Community Gardening in the United States

Community gardening in the United States encompasses a wide variety of approaches. Community gardens can function as gathering places for neighbors, promote healthier eating, and showcase art to raise ecological awareness (see Karl Linn). Other gardens resemble European “allotment” gardens, with plots where individuals and families can grow vegetables and flowers; including a number which…