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Installing a raingarden in a Washington DC backyard. Credit: A. Frayer

Your Backyard: A Stormwater Sponge

3/28/2014 // By Kara Reeve

As urban areas have grown, we have altered nature, replacing it with sidewalks, parking lots, roads, and other man-made structures. Our development patterns have not only led to harmful levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, causing the climate […] Read more >

My cherry tomatoes on May 30.  These are my pride and joy-- they're growing so well. I don't know why the one is so much bigger, but all three are healthy!

Tom Petty was Right… the Waiting Really is the Hardest Part: An Urban Garden Update

5/31/2012 // By Megan Blevins

In February, I conquered my fear of the gardening world, and began building my own urban garden. With Urban Organic Gardening expert Mike Lieberman at my side and encouraging me that “you don’t need a green thumb, just two opposable ones,” to […] Read more >

Homemade labels: old corks, Q-tips and paper. Make a slit in the cork on one side. Punch a whole in cork on the other side. Cut one end of the Q-tip off; put into hole. Tape paper onto Q-tip like a flag & write name on paper.

Take a “LEAP!” How to Build an Urban Garden—No Experience Necessary

2/29/2012 // By Megan Blevins

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Garden Edition and Contest (see very bottom for details) Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife […] Read more >