It's gardening day at the Washington Post, which – God love 'em – is STILL publishing four gardening
columns every week, all good to excellent. For editorial policy I prefer the New York Times but for garden reporting nobody beats my home town paper.
Then, in a surprise addition to the familiar gardening columns, there's an article about Sharing Backyards DC called Backyard Buds: Pairing the Landless with Those with Soil to Share. I LOVE this story about two young women who are determined to make gardens happen.
And oh btw, BLOGS MATTER! That's the take-away message from the article about backyard buds, ya know. It reports that business picked up and more gardener wannabees are finding land to grow on because a local blog mentioned Sharing Backyards. And you never know – it could have been my own post about it. So bloggers, if there's a Sharing Backyards in your city, talk it up!
Photo of Higgins in his garden by Len Spoden for the Washington Post. I hope they don't mind my using it – I'm trying to send readers to the articles, after all.