gardening in community gardens

The 2 Sides of Community Gardens

The 2 Sides of Community Gardens 545 408 Eco Garden Systems

When exploring or participating in a Community Garden project, you have crossed the divide between personal or individual gardening into the world of Commercial Gardening. Okay, maybe it is just “sort of” commercial but community gardening is this interesting hybrid between the individual and the agricultural – combining the best pieces of two different worlds to bring people together for a shared purpose – maximizing the bounty brought forth from our gardens. Learn about the two sides of community gardens and decide what best describes your community garden.

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How Can a Restaurant Differentiate From Their Competition?

How Can a Restaurant Differentiate From Their Competition? 2000 1374 Eco Garden Systems

In the hyper-competitive retail market (yes, restaurants share some common connectors to how retail works), each outlet needs to stand out from their competition. In the restaurant space, competition comes in many forms. Learn about restaurant completion and how restaurants differentiate in todays competitive landscape.

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giving thanks with a gardening spin

Being Thankful…With a Gardening Spin

Being Thankful…With a Gardening Spin 1280 720 Eco Garden Systems

Have you noticed that a lot of people seem angrier than usual? There does appear to be more angst in the world (or at least in our corner of it) than we remember ever being there in the past (okay, the Vietnam era was a bit angry as well). It is always amazing how appreciation for all we have gets over-run by desire or despair over what we don’t have. Being thankful falls by the wayside. It is our goal at Eco Garden Systems to embrace life through the shared purpose of gardening – and for that we are thankful.

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history and future of gardening

Vegetable Gardening 101: The Future of Gardening

Vegetable Gardening 101: The Future of Gardening 1033 668 Eco Garden Systems

Vegetable gardening has been around a long time, but does the future of gardening retain roots in its rich history? From early civilizations to nomadic tribes and the ancient Greeks, vegetable gardening was a big part of the beginning. What did we have to unlearn in vegetable gardening, and how does that impact the future of gardening?

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gifts for gardeners holiday 2019

Top 10 Gifts for Gardeners in Your Life

Top 10 Gifts for Gardeners in Your Life 1200 813 Eco Garden Systems

Gifts for gardeners is one of our favorite topics because every year there are new gadgets and tools gardeners will love! Read our top 10 garden gifts of 2019, complete with links!

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Step #3: Ordering Vegetable Seeds

Step #3: Ordering Vegetable Seeds 1808 1060 Eco Garden Systems

Some folks think ordering vegetable seeds for a new season of gardening is the most fun part of garden planning. We’ve gathered all your seed resources and tips in one place to help you get set planning your 2020 garden.

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garden planning

Garden Planning For a Better Harvest

Garden Planning For a Better Harvest 1920 1055 Eco Garden Systems

As gardening season ends, our thoughts inevitably turn to “Next Year.” As a Minnesota Twins fan, we often do this as, once again, the Twins get bounced from the playoffs by the Yankees (and the Yankees got bounced by the Astro’s – sweet justice). “Next year” is always hopeful and can lead to a better gardening experience in the future. As long as you have a garden plan.

So, what needs to happen between now and next year (FYI – pitchers and catchers report February 12th so gardening can’t be far behind)? We see garden planning in three phases. Find out what they are in this week’s blog post!

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garden bounty

Holiday Preparation With Your Garden Bounty

Holiday Preparation With Your Garden Bounty 1920 1536 Eco Garden Systems

The Holiday Season is just around the corner – are you ready? From turkey to ham, sweet potatoes to cranberries, or stuffing to pumpkin pie, this foodie season is a perfect time to raid the garden (or the pantry if you have stored your garden bounty well) to make dishes that warm hearts and remind us all that friends and family are truly the foundation of our lives.

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growing garlic

Growing Garlic: Secrets to Success

Growing Garlic: Secrets to Success 1035 581 Eco Garden Systems

Ahhh, garlic. Such a popular additive to so many dishes and a wonderful food in its own right. Garlic has been a staple in cooking and gardening for many many years but how did it achieve this cult status? Let’s explore the very cool world of growing garlic. 

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winter gardening in "the smile"

Winter Gardening in “The Smile”

Winter Gardening in “The Smile” 1035 777 Eco Garden Systems

As Fall progresses in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, we begin to focus on what is commonly termed “The Smile.” This phrase comes out of the feed and ag business where the geography from Seattle through California and then into Texas, across the Southeast and up into the Maryland area is seen as a great place for Winter gardening & production – whether livestock, second crops of popular commodities (such as wheat) and gardening.

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