The late Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist, recommends a garden for better health. In a posthumous essay in the New York Times, Sacks wrote, "As a physician, I take my patients to gardens whenever possible. All of us have had [...]
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Now that Spring is here and the weather is perfect for planting in the garden, we are all eagerly visiting nurseries to scoop up vegetable, herb and flower seedlings to start our gardens. But before we can grow healthy plants, [...]
Spring is in full bloom and so are the gardens. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to renew the beauty in your home garden, or simply revitalize your spirit and appreciate the joys of gardening, now is the time to do [...]
Botanical Gardens have been part of communities dating back as far as the 1500's! Fun Fact: There are two botanical gardens vie for the first or oldest botanical garden: the Orto Botanico di Pisa founded in 1544 and the Orto [...]
Living in Orange County we have an extensive connection to not just oranges, but all kinds of citrus trees. Orange groves are a big part of our history and before all the housing tracts were around, many acres in the [...]
The Coalition is looking around the world for inspiration. The Eden Project. Some of us have been lucky enough to travel to Cornwall, England, where a former china clay mining pit was transformed into a world-class attraction. Two huge domed [...]
With the wet February we've had, the California drought is closer to being over which is great news! And with all of the rain, your garden is appreciating the much-needed refreshment. However, when rain is heavy, it can also cause problems [...]
Here at the Great Park Garden Coalition, we are always on the lookout for change and current happenings in our community. Change is constant. With the elections and holidays behind us, the GPGC is getting in gear for the year. [...]
The Coalition applauds the Great Park Board’s unanimous vote to transfer operation of the Farm + Food Lab to Solutions for Urban Agriculture. The Board approved the transfer at their Nov. 27, 2018 meeting and also voted to “transfer $76,872 [...]
There are two new members on the Irvine City Council following the November elections. Farrah Kahn and Anthony Kuo joined the council. Councilmember Farrah N. Khan is a small business owner and the Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith [...]