Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Just one teaspoon of dirt contains an amazing billion organisms, all working in remarkable balance to maintain and sustain a series of complex, thriving communities that impact our daily lives. Inspired by William Bryant Logan's acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, DIRT! THE MOVIE deftly combines science and humor as it digs into the history and current state of the living organic matter from which we come from and will one day return. An eclectic group of passionate dirt-lovers, ranging from biologists to Rikers Island convicts, activists to Nobel Laureates, offer answers to problems and inspire us to clean up the mess that we%ve created. Directed by Bill Benensen and Gene Rosow, DIRT! THE MOVIE will air nationally on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 10PM (check local listings).

Tool or Gardening Product

Simply Mud Glove
Simply Mud gloves feature a 100% nylon lining with a tough nitrile coating on the palm and fingers. The liner allows a gardener's hands to breathe even in hot weather, and the Gardener's Touch nitrile finish is treated with a unique process that creates a sponge-like surface with terrific grip even in wet conditions. These durable gloves are suitable not only for gardening, but also for tough landscaping projects such as moving rock, hauling wood and clearing brush.
In addition, Simply Mud offers the quality and features that have become synonymous with the Mud name including a waterproof palm and machine washable design. Their superior comfort, breathability and craftsmanship raise Simply Mud above the competition. Gardeners can choose from: Banana, Kiwi, Passion Fruit and Pomegranate colors in sizes XS-XL at $5.99 per pair.


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