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Gardening for Change: On the Front Lines and the Home Front

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Charo Buencamino lives on a busy street and still manages to grow corn, okra, eggplants, green beans, lettuce, mustard, ampalaya, chilies, tomatoes, malunggay and kamote tops to name a few. Amidst the business of the city, her garden provides calm, and her whole family — including the dog — gets involved. Guests always leave Charo’s home with a bag full of organic produce and she hasn’t been to the grocery store for produce in a long time!

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1:48PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

thanks

3:37AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Nice post! Very informative and full of sense. I like it very much. Thank you!

2:15PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

change the world a garden at a time

6:08AM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

I try hard to grow veggies and fruit with little success. Too much shade in yard and hate to cut down trees. I compost.. Pickup bagged grass and pine straw to mulch that others are throwing out. I plant bushes..trees..perenniels that wildlife can eat. A wonderful thing about gardeners is that we share. Im happy to divide perennials for others to share. I also spread seed or plant a bulb or two in community.

3:47AM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Gardens are good for body and soul, good for the family and the community.

2:01PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

Unfortunately I can't have a garden, because I am renting and only have a balcony. I do grow a few plants, such as tomatoes, potatoes and herbs, but it's difficult because of the high winds we get. I have been saving all my teabags and emptying them into my soil.

8:09PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Nice to see all the entry examples of youngsters involved in gardening again. For too many years that has been sorely neglected in our society. When children experience first-hand the toil & joy of growing garden produce, they remember & realize their connection to Mother Earth. That can only lead to a more healthy, cared for world for us all!!!!

5:09PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

i really love the first entry. I think it's awesome how guests leave with a bag of organic produce (rather than common things as gifts)!

8:10AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Gardens are good for the soil and the soul!

6:08AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Dear Friends, There are a lots of varieties that you can choose

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