I am so very proud that You Grow Girl was listed in Real Simple magazine’s The Best Blogs article in their March 2008. And with You Grow Girl turning eight years old this month I can’t help saying that it feels like my baby is growing up.
One Garden at a Time – Recreating Eden is funding an initiative that will give $1,000 to a community garden in need. Think your community garden could really shine with an helping hand? Applications must be submitted by this coming Monday!!
Unfortunately when it comes to Mr. Michael Pollan I can not seem to get past an unfortunate and debilitating case of “teenage fan girl ridiculousness” (squeal!) to write about his work with a modicum of professionalism. If you haven’t heard of his writings and work already I would highly suggest running out and getting a copy of what I think is one of the very best books about gardening ever written, “Second Nature.” The Ted talk (above) leads off from ideas conveyed in his book “The Botany of Desire.”
I highly recommend exploring the Ted talks in general since it is a fantastic resource of intelligent and thoughtful ideas and people.
Dewey Donation 2008 Book Drive – Anyone who loves books can relate to the sense of wonder and hope they can create in children’s lives…. and adult lives too of course. Every year the Dewey Donation System chooses a library in need and provides lists and purchase options for books and other supplies desperately needed. You can even choose specific books that you loved growing up. The drive is supporting two libraries this year!
Shutter Sisters Get Dirty Contest – The new female-centric photography blog is having a photo contest with the topic “getting dirty.” Given how much experience gardeners have with the subject of dirt and being in or around it I’d bet that any one of you could walk away with the “outdoor activities” category without breaking a sweat!