Category: Gardening

Edible Flowers: Popular, Cute and Profitable

Edible Flowers: Popular, Cute and Profitable

Washington DC, United States: If I start another business, I’d grow and sell organic edible flowers and microgreens. It sounds painfully yuppie-ish, I know, but microgreens are blowing up because they’re easy to grow in urban spaces, are colorful additions to salads, sandwiches, and cocktails alike, and are packed with nutrients. For better or worse,...

How to Make Agriculture Great Again (MAGA)

How to Make Agriculture Great Again (MAGA)

Abuja, Nigeria: According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), mankind is at the peak of food production. We produce enough food to feed the whole world. Even though 840 million people are food insecure and considered to be undernourished, the FAO is optimistic that mankind is on course to end hunger. They believe this can be...

Sustainability in Practice: A Sustainable Gardener’s Kitchen Garden

Sustainability in Practice: A Sustainable Gardener’s Kitchen Garden

Through the use of greenwashing, marketers are successful in making people feel as though they can buy sustainability, as though it is a commodity that can be purchased for a price. However, I’ve often said that sustainability is an everyday practice; it’s a lifestyle, a decision-making process, a way of thinking and behaving. It’s the string...

The Philadelphia Flower Show: Wonders of Water

The Philadelphia Flower Show: Wonders of Water

Philadelphia, Unites States: The Philadelphia Flower Show is a yearly showcase of world-renowned competitions in horticulture and floral arrangement, massive garden displays, and gardening presentations. According to its website, the Flower Show “introduces the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices.” I’ve been going to the flower show every year...

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

When back-to-basics meets modern agricultural science, it checks off more boxes than you’d ever imagine. Vertical gardens — or living walls — created as decorative statement pieces are increasingly found in high-end hotels, cutting-edge business and resort lobbies. Vertical gardens offer a powerful visual draw even as they improve air content and acoustic quality. Living...

Sustainable Living: 16 Herbs That An Amateur Green Thumb Can Easily Grow

Sustainable Living: 16 Herbs That An Amateur Green Thumb Can Easily Grow

Growing food is one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in my life. I’ve climbed corporate ladders (and climbed back down), played competitive sports (and completed a mini triathlon), built teams, performed on stage, launched businesses, travelled to different countries, executed on various sustainable lifestyle challenges like going vegan and interviewed some amazing people doing...

Indoor Plants, Love and All That Jazz: A Plant Enthusiast Shares Her Natural History

Indoor Plants, Love and All That Jazz: A Plant Enthusiast Shares Her Natural History

Plants are more than just props offering a splash of greenery. They are my everyday companions and confidantes, offering friendship, connection and inspiration. Those moments with them opens up so many new worlds, opportunities for creativity, artistic expression and reflection. Spending time with plants enriches the soul and enlivens my spirit. However I didn’t always...