For a time, I was ‘wintering‘ through the month-long stay-at-home order and rainy weather just fine. But when the sun came out again, I took advantage of the opportunity to socialize outside with a close friend. We visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery for a self-guided tour of an impressive display of drought-tolerant plants….
Becoming a curious birder may be just the antidote you need to get through 2020!
Amidst the health and safety concerns, I’ve started to mourn the loss of access to outdoor learning spaces.
Weeds are in the eye of the beholder. This weed season, I offer three reasons to put your energy elsewhere.
Submit a Dirt Girl Diary to be eligible for an Earth Day 2020 Giveaway!
To engage kindergarteners in local, place-based investigation of bees, we ground the investigation in a real-life phenomenon: What kind of bees are in our school garden?
In the School Garden Curriculum, Christopher offers a rare gem in the field of garden-based learning that clearly capitalizes on her numerous years of experience leading children in learning outdoors.
Grow your garden and your teaching practice with collaboration.
Daily highlights from an amazing conference will inspire you to build the future of your school garden program.
Inviting the community to tour your garden is an authentic opportunity to beautify a school campus.
Making a salve from calendula is a great use for this prolific weed.
Not all weeds are bad, but these tips help keep the bad guys in check.
Novice and expert birders flock for the annual Christmas Bird Count.
June 19-25 is Pollinator Week! What will you do to celebrate?
Pollinators are all the rage in garden circles these days, and for good reason. Not only do humans rely on pollinators for many delicious foods we eat (almonds, blueberries, and chocolate, to name a few), but bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles also provide critical ecosystem services. Pollinators help maintain biodiversity by supporting plants to…