Along with the new daily gardening history/trivia, we've created a forum for the discussion of events in gardening history. If we missed an important event, let us know. If you just want to explore one of the daily events in more detail, here's the place to do it!
y'all are very welcome. I hope you enjoy the new daily feature, and I hope it stimulates some interesting conversations ;o)
Thanks! Interesting that I just noticed this today and found something of interest regarding Wake Island.
Hey...I like the idea but not sure exactly what it covers. I have info on the history of community gardening in a book I co edited...title Community Gardening available from Brooklyn Botanic Garden at www.bbg.org I'd love to hear more about what this forum covers. Thanks for doing this.
sawpalm, we've introduced a new feature that appears on your home page, with significant events (or sometimes trivial events) in gardening history that occurred on this date. For example, today's events include:
1786: Thomas Nuttall, English botanist and ornithologist was born in Long Preston, near Settle in Yorkshire. He botanized extensively in the U.S., and many plants were named for him including the Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii), Nuttall's oak (Quercus texana), and catclaw briar (Mimosa nuttallii).
1905: The modern National Audubon Society was formed in New York. (A previous group was founded in 1886 and named for John James Audubon; by 1888, it had disbanded.)
1943: George Washington Carver, noted inventor and educator, died in Tuskegee, Alabama. His accomplishments including introducing peanut and sweet potato crops as viable alternatives to cotton, and advocating sustainable agriculture.
In this forum, you're welcome to discuss any of the events you spot on your home page, or start a thread and let us know if we missed an event for a particular date.
Sounds great. I have information I will share. I'm speaking at the upcoming event at Davidson College on " Bridging Past and Present: Community Gardens". It will have some aspects of the history of community gardens, at least from the Victory Gardens of WWII to the present resurgence of community gardens.
Is there anyone on this thread that have info on the history of community gardens? Or, is anyone familiar with any historic garden?
I live near Bethabara, one of the oldest colonial settlements in the southeast. Here (in Winston-Salem, NC) you can visit their garden, which is said to be the oldest community garden in the US. It is still going after major research and restoration. They also have the first medicinal herb garden.
The settlement originated in 1757 and was the "transition" site for Moravian settlers from the Bethlehem PA area. Old Salem, about two miles from Bethabara, become the permanent site. IT also has a big project in restoring the historic garden there.
Terry - Happy 8-year anniversary with DG!! Yes, you see, we DO read those daily history tidbits, LOL!
Hope you can join us in Nashville this year.
Chuckle...thanks! I was surprised to see it this morning--I had forgotten Dave added that one (over my protestations, of course ;o)
I'm planning/hoping/counting on joining the fun at this year's L&G show: http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com/ (I wonder if we might be able to get enough DGers to qualify for a group discount???)
Happy Anniversary Terry and thank you for all the work you do to make DG what it is.
Happy 8th Anniversary, Terry! You are an asset to Dave's and so very nice. Many, many more years together for the future, I hope.
Well I declare! Joining in on anniversarizing Terry's long-time residence on DG! Yay! And along with those years came an abundance of great input, guidance, putting out fires, a gazillion behind-the-scenes problem solving and ideas, and, and,...I'm sure the list could go on.
Sounds like a good reason to celebrate, Terry!
Thanks for all, from the days of Go-Vols to the present!
(Hmm...now about that Lawn and Garden Show, maybe a DG disply/exhibit would get you in free, eh? ) (Exit, stage left, before Terry bonks me for putting her to work again!)
No bonking...but I think your anniversary or Mel's should have been noted ;o) Or maybe Justmelisa's, since she was the one who rounded up a bunch of gardeners and planted them here.
Happy anniversary Terry! Thanks for all you do to make & keep Dave's garden the best of the web.
Not! My birthday was just noted and that is plenty for me!
And yes, I guess it was Lisa who was the gardener who planted quite a few of us here! What a great way to put it. (And we're still growing strong!)
Happy Day to All!
Happy Anniversary then to each of you - what a nifty group of folks :)
Happy Anniversary to all.....and thanks for everything, Terry.
Sorry I am a little late, but the ice got in my way.