gardening http://wwno.org en Sowing the Seeds for a Vegetable Garden http://wwno.org/post/sowing-seeds-vegetable-garden <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/2427215215_be73df13b5_z.jpg" alt="" /><p>If you don't mind the possibility of some chilly weather, you can go out and get some planting done in your vegetable garden now.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/03/030913_BayouGarden_PlantingSpringVegetables.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Dan Gill 30910 at http://wwno.org Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to Landscape Vacant Land http://wwno.org/post/growing-home-helps-new-orleans-invest-millions-landscape-vacant-land <p></p><p>You see it in your neighborhood or on your way to work: an abandoned house or empty lot — a small piece of New Orleans which once belonged to someone, but now, is sagging or overgrown or both.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:41:07 +0000 Eve Abrams 26752 at http://wwno.org Master Gardener Knows His Roots http://wwno.org/post/master-gardener-knows-his-roots <p>Mastering the art of <a href="http://www.lsuagcenter.com/">Southern gardening</a> isn't something you can learn overnight. It takes time, training, and patience. But the payoff is something an entire community can enjoy. So perhaps that's why membership in<a href="http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/lawn_garden/master_gardener/"> Louisiana's Master Gardener's </a>organization is... growing.</p><p>Sharon Litwin speaks with a leader from the region's local chapter on this week's <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:42:42 +0000 Sharon Litwin 25006 at http://wwno.org Earth Day Composting http://wwno.org/post/earth-day-composting <p>Tomorrow is Earth Day. While I risk sounding cliché, every day should be Earth Day. Instead, we treat the planet like trash. So, what is to be done?</p><p>For those of you who are discovering the joys of growing and cooking with fresh ingredients, might composting serve as one small step towards ecological responsibility? I know that sticking out of my market bags are voluminous carrot tops and leek greens. And that&rsquo;s only that which I couldn&rsquo;t fit inside the bag. Sometimes, I make stock with this excess fiber. Other times, I cut and disregard.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 9696 at http://wwno.org