What is Plant Blindness
The term “plant blindness” was first coined by US botanists Elisabeth Schussler and James Wandersee in 1998 and they describe this phenomena as “the inability to see or notice the plants in one’s own environment”.
The Plant Coach
I love my job because I get to make the world greener one plant at a time. As a full time plant coach, urban farmer, landscaper and “plantrepreneur” my mission is to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to create their own green spaces; all in the pursuit of environmental and social change.
Eat More Plants Please
Making the transition to a plant-based diet is easier than you think but it does take some perseverance. Like any new challenge, if you try to tackle it all at once, you will quickly become consumed by the overwhelming amount of information available. Recipes, influencers, nutritional recommendations, and plant-based food substitutes will bombard you from every direction, and good luck trying to avoid that one vegan friend of yours who has suddenly taken an intense interest in your health and well-being (I know because I’ve been that friend a time or two).
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Fiskars Project Orange Thumb: Investing in the Future of Community Gardens and Urban Farms
I’ve never been food insecure. Every day of my life I have had access to nutritious meals three times a day (if not more) and there was always food somewhere in my house. The act of eating became a leisurely activity; something I looked forward to for my own adventurous culinary pursuits and social outings with friends. I never viewed it as a means of survival because I simply didn’t have to, but as I’ve learned to grow my own food and immersed myself in our food system, I’ve discovered just how privileged I was and still am.
The Plants of Summer
It’s finally here… the growing season. The season when our plants rejoice and revel in the shining sun and awaken from their dormant state with renewed purpose and vigor. However, although summer can be a time of tremendous growth and plant prosperity, we need to make changes to our plant ecosystem to keep our plants healthy during the seasonal transition.
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Touch the Earth: How Taking Care of Plants Boosts Human Happiness
Plants make people happy. It’s a common phrase that has taken hold in the plant world and for most it is an agreeable and indisputable fact. Fiskars takes this message to heart, which is why they have made it their mission to increase human happiness in and around the home. They know that much of this happiness revolves around plants, and they challenged me to examine what makes us so infatuated with these green beings and how they bring happiness and healing into our lives. Plants have rooted themselves in more than just our backyard gardens and living room jungles, and I have witnessed firsthand how much happiness plants have brought to our lives. But before we dive into it, here’s a short story that perfectly encapsulates plants’ positive impact on one of my clients.
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3 Tips and Tools that will take your Garden to the Next Level
Learning to grow my own food has been the most empowering life skill I’ve ever developed. It may seem like a great deal of effort to grow a few tomatoes (because it is) but the results are 100% worth it. Not only will they be the best tasting tomatoes you’ve ever had, but it will provide you with a different perspective; one that empowers you with knowledge and a new appreciation for the environment, the plants and the farmers that grow our food.
5 Gardening Tips It's Not Too Late To Implement
This post is for everyone that looked outside their window last week, stared down their empty outdoor space and thought, "Do I have enough time to start my garden this year?"