Plant(ing) Empowerment in Women

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….

Planning for Pollinator Study: Best Practices in Lesson (and Garden) Design

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…