Zalia Avant-garde spells her way to victory!
5 minute read about the amazing first young Black woman to win the Scripps Spelling Bee AND all the hort words that got her the win, including nepeta and murraya! And she has a great name. Congrats to Zaila Avant-garde!
A Poignant Reading Journey
A five minute read from Longwood Garden's blog. A "few suggestions of excellent nature writing, each offering its own perspective of the African American experience, and each a source of inspiration in itself." Many of the selections are by and/or about women and women of color.
Philadelphia’s florists have seen love on display throughout the pandemic. Valentine’s Day is no exception.
"As people seek to safely connect or comfort in the pandemic, florists are delivering." A five minute read for this snowy day. If you aren't in a greenhouse today, take a few minutes to imagine you are, with the sights and scents of flowers.
A City Council bill proposed banning all pesticide use on Philadelphia’s public land—until environmentalists spoke up
Absolutism isn't always the answer. What do you think?
Can Cannabis Farms Weather Wildfire Season?
Five minute read about small, family-run cannabis farms on the West Coast.
Philly’s Four Seasons Total Landscaping dishes the dirt on the news conference heard ’round the world
We know this is "old news" now, but this article about Four Seasons Total Landscaping owner Marie Siravo is a quick read that demonstrates how a long established "woman in hort" was able to turn a crazy situation into a positive outcome for her business. And it is total Philly. Enjoy!
Lifelong plant lover opens her own Chestnut Hill shop
Check out this video about Sister Sunflower, a newly opened brick and mortar, woman owned plant shop in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Follow her on Instagram @sistasunflower
The Beautiful World Beside the Broken One
Are you noticing the signs of spring? Don't get caught up in the scrolling impulse because spring isn't canceled!
The Greening of Paris Makes Its Mayor More Than a Few Enemies
Major greening is underway in what the Mayor says is an attempt to put nature back in the city.
Gray And Resilient
Not a 5 minute read but a 45 minute listen. This radio broadcast talks about the trouble women have keeping a foothold in the workplace. Even if they’ve done outstanding work in the past.