gardening en Sowing the Seeds for a Vegetable Garden <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" 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="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Dan Gill 30910 at Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to 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 Master Gardener Knows His Roots <p>Mastering the art of <a href="">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=""> 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 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