The Coral Learning Garden was a stop on the youth gardening tour that was part of the American Horticultural Society’s National Children & Youth Garden Symposium. This is an article about the event and though our garden didn’t make the article, there is a great picture of key volunteer Chris Martinez at one of the conference sessions.
We had visitors from many of the key school garden networks who I got to meet with later in the day, it was great that I didn’t know who was in the crowd!
The Watermelons of Memory
Known as “the man with the red suspenders,” Roger Swain is familiar to many American gardeners as the host for 15 years of the popular PBS television program “The Victory Garden.” He is also the author of five books – Earthly Pleasures, Field Days, The Practical Gardener, Saving Graces, and Groundwork – and was co-host of “People, Places, and Plants” on HGTV and the science editor of Horticulture magazine. Roger, who earned a doctorate in biology from Harvard University, began his gardening hobby as a teenager by proudly exhibiting his homegrown vegetables at county fairs. According to Roger, all of us—whether we realize it or not—are linked to the garden because photosynthesis sustains almost all life on earth.