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DIG offers unique gardening opportunity to Daleville area


Play is not always about sports and games; it might also be gardening for some.  The Daleville Recreation Department has a solution for anyone wanting to grow their own food, food for others, or maybe even use growing food or flowers as a teaching tool for students in public, private, or home schools.


The recreation department has an area behind the center called ”The Dig.” The department was awarded a grant in August by the Wiregrass Resource Conservation  and Development Council (RC&D) to build the area which consists of 30 raised and boxed garden plots, open for anyone to come and garden. The RC&D program was initiated by the U.S.

 

Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1962 to help people care for and protect their natural resources as well as to improve an area’s economy, environment and living standards. The Wiregrass RC&D was authorized in 1967 and its offices are located in Ozark. Grant applications can be found online at wiregrassrcd.com.
Source: Southeastsun Website

 

Berm gardens to be banned under tough new rules  video


Roadside gardens are to be outlawed in Auckland, with residents forced to apply for a $150 licence if they want to deviate from strict new rules being proposed by the city's transport authority. Local boards have expressed written concern to Auckland Transport (AT) over its tough new stance on berm gardens.


AT's draft rules effectively put the kibosh on planting of berms, a use some Aucklanders make of the spare bit of land in front of their properties. Berms hit the headlines two years ago when the council announced it would no longer mow the grass verges in the central suburbs.

 

Under AT's new regulations all that will be allowed on berms are plants no higher than 30cm around trees and mailboxes, and over a total area of no more than two square metres. Vegetable plants will not be permitted, and fruit trees are to be banned because it's claimed they attract vermin. "Back berms" - an area on the other side of the footpath closest to a house - may be planted, but only to a height of 60cm.
Source: Stuff Website

 

Flower power wins gardening gold once again


Lytham has more blooming cause for celebration after winning national gold again – and its army of gardening volunteers are eagerly looking forward to being back in Champion of Champions contention next year. Two years after being crowned the ‘best of the best’ by the Royal Horticultural Society, Lytham was back in contention for Britain In Bloom - and took the top prize in the small resort category for coastal towns with a population of up to 12,000.
Sorce: Lythamstannexpress Website

 

Video: autumn comes to Stourhead landscape gardens


Watch time-lapse footage of the changing of the seasons at the National Trust’s Stourhead landscape garden in Wiltshire. If you need confirmation that autumn is here, watch this video of the changing colours of the landscape at the National Trust’s Stourhead garden in Wiltshire. A time-lapse camera installed on the roof of the newly-restored Pantheon by Bristol-based Lobster Vision has been running since September 9. It records a new image every 15 minutes.
Source: Theguardian Website

 

Gardening, shark-spotting apps allow you to keep track of nature


I recently met an investment banker with a sharp eye for stock multiples and a passion for bee keeping. Whipping out his phone, he showed me photos of his beautiful garden in the unfurlings of spring.


Like his portfolios, I imagine, his flowers and herbs were organised neatly and hedged creatively.


This particular man maintained a spreadsheet: date of planting, first shoots, "friendly plants" (strawberries apparently speed onion growth and marigolds encourage most other flowers) and pests.
Source: Afr Website