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Edible Flowers: What You Need to Know

View image | gettyimages.com Using flowers in cooking and entertaining is one of the easiest ways to decorate a dish or cocktail. With backyard parties, and Mother’s Day just around the corner, flowers can add a unique touch to make your dish stand out. Flowers have been accenting world...

Edible Flowers at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas – Bloomtown TV Ep. 3

Don't give Chef Wil Pelly flowers. He will eat them. But if you're lucky, he'll maybe even share them with you! Sanctuaria restaurant in St. Louis, MO proudly boasts their own garden where they grow many of their own cooking ingredients and often use edible flowers in their...

6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Garden

View image | gettyimages.com Happy Earth Day! Did you know it is the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day? Let’s honor this day together- the possibilities of doing something for Earth Day are endless! Organize an event in your neighborhood. Volunteer. Go to a festival. Spread knowledge about...

10 Spring Tips for New Gardeners
10 Spring Tips for New Gardeners

“With any project, a little planning can go a long way. A gardener’s case is no different. This is especially true for beginners.” –Ryan Albritton, founder of Sprouthood It’s early spring, and you’re a new gardener. What steps should you be taking to make sure you’re starting off on the...

Garden Frost That Kills – Bloomtown TV Ep. 2.5

A late season temperature dip finds us back at Urban Buds with Mimo and Miranda as they protect hundreds of dollars worth of Foxtail Lilies and other crops from a killing frost. In this episode we’ll learn which flowers are cold weather friendly and how to...

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Benefits of Green Spaces In Building Communities

Photo: St. Vincent Greenway. Source: Great Rivers Greenway. “My role is in public engagement. How do you get a community to adopt an active lifestyle? How do you get a culture to develop that really appreciates green space?” –Greg Brumitt, Director of Conservation and Community Service at Great...