gardening


V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
Franci Bailey
Eric Williams Photography

Cannabis Manual

A Little Personal Growth

An interview with Franci Bailey

You'll need more than a green thumb and a personal production license to start growing your own medical cannabis plants. Franci Bailey, gardener at CG, gave us some pointers on starting a successful home grow operation.
V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018

Know Your Ingredients

What is an heirloom tomato?

And why are they so tasty?

Do you remember the first time you tasted a homegrown tomato, when you realized that the styrofoam-flavored red things you buy at the supermarket had been lying to you about how good a tomato can be?
V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
kids planting
Corey Yazzie

Environment

Healthy Plants, Healthy Kids

Water conservation project at Barelas school

The students in the Dolores Gonzales Gardening Club will be going home with not only some fresh fruits and vegetables from their beds, but also with some plants they can continue to nurture at home, learning to be stewards for nature.
V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
wasted food
Soilutions

Food for Thought

Soilutions Completes the Food Cycle

Local composting co. recycles restaurant food waste

One of the small ways you can reduce your waste and your carbon footprint is to compost your food waste.
V.26 No.12 | 3/23/2017
Caveman Gardener
Valerie Serna

Feature

Captain Caveman’s Garden Guide

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

There are no cavemen here; only the fresh and springy earth awaits.
V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
Guns into Gardens
La Plazita Institute

Culture Shock

Double Barreled Garden Spade

The great velocity of Guns into Gardens

The forges of RAWtools will transform weapons confiscated by APD into garden tools to be used at La Plazita Institute's community gardens.
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016

The Daily Word in Ants, Death Suits and Chins

The Daily Word

Watch this video about how ant colonies work. Here's a hint: They're just like us, maaan.

Winter's almost over. Thank god. Here's a cool guide to planting bulbs for the next three seasons. Get some friggin' color up in here.

We're the only animal that has a chin. Which makes me scratch mine. Which makes me wonder if that's why it's there. It makes me dizzy.

Better clean up your act! A dirty house can get you a one-way ticket to the slammer like these two ABQ dirtbags.

Help the internet write a novel one character at a time. It can't be worse than Fight Club.

More than half of British adults went to church in the last year, proving once again that there's nothing to do in England.

Spain is offering citizenship to descendants of Jewish families who fled the country in the 15th century. We knew they'd come crawling back.

Hey, litterbugs! Quit leaving your dead bodies around and use this mushroom burial suit next time. It turns corpses into compost in no time, and it comes in a slim-fitting onesie.

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Puncture weed, also known as goatheads.
City of Albuquerque

Feature

Weeds

When the green’s got to go

Even in the desert, noxious weeds are an environmental menace.

Feature

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

We can’t all be Captain Planet, but even couch potatoes can do their part.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Feature

Farming Beyond Farmville

The pros and cons of urban agriculture

Hey hipster, think you have what it takes to grow your own? Before you grab your favorite hoe, let Holly von Winckel walk you through the pros and cons.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
The Germans are coming! The fun beer and bratwurst kind, not the not-so-fun other kind.
CC by Rochelle, just rochelle

Food News

Bite Sized Edition

Opa! Organic!

Nora Hickey dishes out the latest Burque food and restaurant happenings.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

Flash in the Pan

Lawnicide

How to kill your grass

Because sometimes the grass has gotta go.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014

Flash in the Pan

The Rhythm of the Garden

A new book explores the poetry of growing things

A new book of poetry explores the literary side of farming.
V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
A plant gone to seed has its own kind of beauty.
Ari Levaux

Food

Growing chaos

It turns out that if you leave them alone long enough, garden plants are happy to do their own thing. This week, Ari LeVaux explores the aesthetic, philosophical and biological joys of the bolted garden in “Going to seed.”