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September is a liminal month, somewhere between the unrelenting heat of summer and the winding-down breeziness of fall. What better time to rethink your lawn, if you’ve still got one?

If you’ve ever grown plants from seed, you know how rewarding it is to watch a tiny bit of matter turn into melons and dill, flowers and zucchini. Growing from seeds you’ve saved takes that sense of wonder to another realm.

Those of you with edible gardens know that July tends to be a month of abundance. Consider sharing the bounty with the food pantries.

Native plants and pollinators have co-evolved for generations, perfecting an eco-dance of interdependence and resilence.

Let the mower rest for the month of May. You may be delighted by how your lawn responds.

Dirty Gaia’s been busy! We packed up individual bundles of the carefully sourced and measured ingredients that form the bulding blocks of a seed library and sent them off to 14 libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System

We just set up a snappy Aerobin 400 insulated composter at Morton Memorial Library here in Rhinecliff. Happy Earth Day!

Nevermind the ice, snow and inhospitable temperatures. We’re approaching prime winter-sowing season in the Northeast.

For inspiration, we asked friends, teachers and mentors what nature-nurturing plans they have in mind for 2022.

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