Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


April, 2010
Regional Report

Web Finds

With spring cleaning comes trash and other waste disposal. Earth911 is a comprehensive recycling website. Type in your zip code and the material you want to recycle - aerosol cans, sheet metal, trophies (?), propane tanks, paint, batteries, electronics, hazardous waste, etc. Up comes a list of locations near you that will accept and recycle that item.


Film - DIRT! The Movie
dirt! The Movie is a must-see for everyone. Produced by Independent Lens, it's been running nationwide on PBS and is available for purchase (very reasonably) at the movie website We gardeners have a sense of soil's life, potential, and power. This clever, smart, engaging documentary connects all humans to "dirt." It features well-respected authors, activists, and artists talking about sustainability, food, human population, local and global environmental impact, microbes - all in relation to the importance of "dirt." Buy a copy, show to friends ... and you'll find yourselves talking about and appreciating this marvel long after the film ends.


Today's site banner is by wildflowers and is called "Summer at the pond"