Yep, 2014 is coming on strong. Might we suggest that taking a class on growing food or other earthy practices is easier than losing weight -- and more fun, too. It might even help you get in shape. Here are several great classes to sign up for now with a friend or on your own. Happy New Year!
Casual gardeners, organic enthusiasts, and quite a few Mother's Day weekend duos made their way to the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour over the weekend. From 9 to 1 on Saturday visitors explored the outdoor works of 9 green neighborhood homes including Sweet Life Garden and the Farmyard. Overall, the ... More >>
April showers bring May flowers -- and you know who really loves flowers? Your mom. Lucky for her, you can one-up the traditional bouquet come Mother's Day weekend with tickets to the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour happening May 11. Join fellow horticulture enthusiasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as you to ... More >>
Part flash mob, part guerrilla gardening, part hula-hoop jam -- that's what swept through Pomegranate Café on Saturday, April 6. In the middle of a busy weekend lunch service, a group of volunteers organized by gardenfly, a SEED SPOT venture that brings together gardeners, spontaneously installed a ... More >>
Sommelier and Wrigley Mansion CEO Paola Embry told New Times last March that "The wine is one of my favorite parts of the job." It shows. The Chilean wine expert is also co-owner of Christopher's and Crush lounge, which has earned the Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator Magazine for their exte ... More >>
Gertrude's is the new restaurant (opened in January) at the Desert Botanical Garden and in addition to offering an expansive array of carefully chosen local ingredients, killer ambiance and a distinctive wine and spirits list, the restaurant also keeps it's own garden to complete the farm-to-table e ... More >>
State lawmakers have been trying to regulate salvia divinorum, a hallucination-inducing plant, since 2009, and it still hasn't been regulated.Now, legislators are trying once again to regulate salvia, this time banning its sale to anyone under the age of 21.See also:-2009: Salvia Targeted by Arizona ... More >>
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the home gardener. Raised bed garden kit, $159 and irrigation, $39 at minifa ... More >>
It's that time of year -- vegetables are being harvested in local gardens and it serves as an inspiration to many. Thinking about the joy of growing dinner in your own garden? Think it's too late? Have a fear of failure? Don't worry, your November veggie garden guide is here. See also: - Growhouse ... More >>
Today we're introducing a new feature on Chow Bella, Now Growing, in which Kate Crowley talks to local gardeners about what's in the ground at the moment. Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Leave word in the comments section. See Also: - Phoenix Gets Its First Seed Library - Urban Farming 101 ... More >>
Sabrina and Richard GarciaAn El Mirage couple has a pretty filthy house -- complete with cockroaches and floors covered with re-fried beans. They also have six kids, who were forced to live in the mess and are now in the custody of another family member after police had a look at what was going o ... More >>
MCSOHarold Kelley had a bit of a bed bug problem.As the saying goes: "goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite." For a Phoenix man, he may have included "or set your apartment on fire" to the end of that bedtime saying because he's blaming bedbugs for a blaze at his Phoenix apartme ... More >>
Catherine Crowley The Herb LadyCatherine Crowley's DNA includes a green thumb. Her grandparents were farmers in the Garden State before she was born; her parents always had a vegetable garden. Both Mom and Dad were scratch cooks and she fondly reminisces about the "soul" of her grandmothe ... More >>
How well do you know your favorite cookhouse contraptions? See if you can guess today's gadget and check back next week for the answer, and to see if you've won a most-awesome prize. Here are a few shots at this week's trickster, add yours to the comment box below: - Five Course NASA Stack ... More >>
"From little things big things grow." -- Paul Kelly & The Messengers In no time, everything in this town will be toast. But for the moment, it's time to garden. Everything's green -- from our own Shannon Armour's first attempt at gardening to some experts' efforts to really make t ... More >>
Examining interior motives at ASU
You can find a kitchen towel just about everywhere nowadays. The cheap and obvious place to purchase is your local supermarket or Target store. Keep in mind, the local places are going to have cheap weave towels that usually have a tacky floral print or lame color scheme. You can also find expens ... More >>
In the mood for a garden party? Try the Anniversary Tea this morning in downtown Phoenix. The cause: To celebrate the 80th annivesary of the Washington Garden Club. Sounds like a bloomin' good time.
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Jonathan McNamaraThe Koi Pond at the Japanese Friendship Garden If you've been to the Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden lately you may have noticed how green it is. No, we're not talking about the vegetation. We're referring to the water in the koi pond. Japanese gardens, even those in Japan, ar ... More >>
So I'm a writer, right? At least, that's what I've been telling everyone at these Holiday parties I've been frequenting. It's only natural that I wouldn't be able to keep myself away from this blog on Christmas Eve. And while I don't expect any of you to take in an art show tomorrow (you can't ... More >>
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