Orem Community garden leads to better eating habits, friendships

Last year every single person who had a plot in the garden at Orem Community Hospital said it was an excellent experience. They said gardening changed their eating habits, and they started cooking more at home and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Gardeners got to know each other and became friends. So this year, […]

Olson’s Garden Shoppe offers free gardening classes

[pullquote] Class Schedule March 5 at 10 a.m.: Grow Boxes and Small Space Gardening March 12 at 10 a.m.: Sprinkler and Drip Systems March 12 at 11 a.m.: Chalk Painting March 19 at 10 a.m.: Fruit Trees and Berries March 19 at 11 a.m.: Fairy Gardening April 9 at 10 a.m.: Perennial Color April 16 […]

Home is where the garden is

Beneath the shadow of Y Mountain and within the reach of the carillon bell echo is Richard Sheffield’s Provo home. Through the latched gate is a garden, humming with birds, buzzing with bees, brimming with life. This is where Richard’s story begins. “We were attracted to this house because of the yard,” Richard says. “I […]

5 water-saving tips to better follow Utah water restrictions

With several inches of snow and rain falling in the last few days, water conservation is probably the last thing on your mind. But after a dry winter, water conservationists and cities are asking people to think about saving H2O now. “Conserving water can look good and it’s not as hard as people think,” said Casey […]

Yes, you can garden in the winter!

While most people might huddle indoors to ride out a snowstorm, Alpine resident Caleb Warnock could likely be in his geothermal greenhouse, picking fresh peas for dinner. A newspaper journalist and bestselling author, Warnock says you can easily grow fresh vegetables in the dead of winter, just like your great-great grandparents did. Best of all, […]

Fall gardening: 5 things you should plant right now

The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean you can let your green thumb hibernate just yet. According to the Utah State University extension office in Provo, certain vegetables thrive in Utah’s cool fall climate. Here’s what the USU extension experts recommend planting this fall:   1. Cold-weather greens including lettuce, spinach and kale […]