How to make a garden pond

A stop frame animation showing how easy it is to make a garden pond for wildlife. It doesn’t take much water to encourage some pond life, give it a go!

Commissioned for the BBC programme Springwatch, a live natural history show, it was shot on a Nikon 300s and edited by Nigel Buck on Avid.

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A to Z Gardening for Beginners

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Gardening might seem like an easy thing to do. Buy a plant, dig a hole in the ground, drop the plant in it, and cover it up waiting for blooms to suddenly appear. If only it were that simple.
The overall idea of gardening is basic, but gardening is very intricate. It’s not as simple as just buying a plant and planting it. Gardening involves pest control, weeding, knowing the needs of each plant, soil types, etc. But if you’ve just started to become interested in gardening, there’s a lot to know. It can be easy to get excited and buy everything you see garden related, but take it slow.

This guide will help you know all the basics of gardening. Everything from types of gardens, how much sunlight plants need, companion planting, essential gardening tools to have, and much more. When you’re done reading, you’ll be fully prepared to create your garden and make it one of the best.

The Benefits of Gardening

So, you decided to give gardening a try. That’s great! Gardening has many benefits for your health. It can not only help to improve it, but it has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety and works to keep your mind active. It also good to help relax. Relax? Yes, gardening can lead to relaxation in many ways. One is that you’re outside and in nature. It’s been scientifically proven that being outside can help give you daily doses of Vitamin D, help improve your mood, and give you a better night’s sleep. The other way of relaxation is just that, sleep. Working in a garden can help give you a better’s night sleep. So, before you decide to take other means to fall asleep, try spending a day gardening instead.
These benefits are just a sample of the happiness and fulfillment that gardening will give you.

Google Hangout with Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Garden Project and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Edible Schoolyard Project had a chance to speak with Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Garden Project and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation about our three program models and reach, in a Google Hangout on global food education.


Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Garden Project enables primary schools to bring food knowledge and cooking skills to life. The project teaches children about food: what it is, where it comes from, and how it affects their bodies. Kitchen Garden Project believes that by providing children with the tools they need to grow food from seed and prepare meals from scratch, they are equipping them with one of the most valuable skills for life, helping them make better food choices for themselves and others.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation exists to provide training, resources, support and inspiration to schools to help them implement and deliver the Kitchen Garden Program. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program is now an established food education model being delivered in 297 schools across Australia, thanks to funding from the Australian, Victorian and Queensland governments. As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, eight to twelve year-old children spend regular structured time in a productive vegetable garden and classroom kitchen as part of their everyday school experience. The goal of the Foundation is to see the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program delivered in 10 percent of all Australian primary schools by 2015. That’s over 650 schools reaching around 80,000 children with pleasurable food education.

The Edible Schoolyard Project’s mission is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. At the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley we have designed an “edible education” curriculum for middle school students – tied to state and common core standards. Our website,, serves as a resource for edible education programs around the world and visually maps the movement for edible education as it gathers momentum around the world.

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Backyard Gardening: Turn Even Smallest Area To Perfect Garden

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Backyard Gardening

Turn Even Smallest Area To Perfect Garden

In this book Gardening in the Backyard for the Beginners you will learn to make amazing organic vegetable gardens for your backyard. Vegetable gardens are not very difficult to establish as you think. This book is a complete package for the beginners who want to grow their own vegetables in backyard. First of all you will learn here that how to choose the right place for your garden. Next to it you will learn to choose perfect soil for planting vegetables. Furthermore you will find some vegetables that you can easily grow in your small or medium sized vegetable garden. Moreover some tips and tricks are also discussed in this book that will make your whole vegetable gardening process really very easy. In addition you will also find some basic garden tools to accomplish the task. Thus after reading this book you will be in a better position to grow your own vegetable garden. The main topics covered in this enchanting book are:

  • How to pick the right place for vegetable gardens?
  • Right size of vegetable gardens; design and layout plans
  • How to make soil perfect for vegetable gardens?
  • 7 vegetables that you can grow easily
  • Basic garden tools that you must have!
  • Some tips and tricks to make an adorable and lasting vegetable garden
  • And much much more!!

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How to Transplant your Monstera – Fast and Easy

How to transplant your Monstera is the topic In this video. Sometimes called the Swiss Cheese Plant, or Split Leaf Philodendron. In this video, I’m sharing some easy tips for making transplanting easy, and showing you specifically with a Philodendron Monstera I have in my home. As a professional florist, gardener, and all-around plant enthusiast. I’ve got 30+ years of experience in the biz, and I’ll share with you the basics and best practices so your plants will look fabulous.

Specifically, Houseplants are one of the hot trends for interior design for your home and office. Keeping those plants healthy is easy and will help keep them lush and vibrant.

Why is this important? Studies have shown that having houseplants around us in our interior spaces can help improve our mood. Houseplants can help lower allergen levels from dust in our interiors and can add much-needed oxygen. Plants in new or renovated offices can help filter toxins out of the air from paints, and commercial flooring. So all said, houseplants are a good thing.

The best pots for indoor plants always do better with good drainage.

In this video, Frank will show you just how easy it is and just how to transplant your houseplants.

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How to make a Tip-Tap

These neat little handwashers help to keep hygiene levels high in areas where there is no running water. They are part of the training that the charity ‘Send a Cow’ gives and are easy to make out of local materials. Tip-Taps are also a great project for your own garden and for schools – find out more at You can also buy these as a virtual gift at Feel free to post this video to your blog!

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Desert Gardens of Steve Martino

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This survey of twenty-one gardens by Steve Martino, whose work blends colorful, man-made elements with native plants to reflect the sun-drenched beauty of the desert, is sure to inspire gardeners, landscapers, and admirers of California and the Southwest.

For more than thirty years, Steve Martino has been committed to the development and advancement of landscape architecture in the Southwest. His pioneering work with native plant material and the development of a desert-derived design aesthetic is widely recognized. A recurring theme of his work is the dramatic juxtaposition of man-made elements with ecological processes of the region. His love for the desert–the interplay of light and shadow, the colors, plants, and wildlife–inspires his work.

As Martino explains, “Gardens consist of two worlds, the man-made and the natural one. I’ve described my design style as ‘Weeds and Walls’–nature and man. I use native plants to make the transition from a building to the adjacent natural desert.”

Though Martino’s work is deeply connected to the natural world, he also has a flair for the dramatic, which is apparent from his lively color selections, sculptural use of plants, and keen attention to lighting, shadows, and reflections. Boldly colored stucco walls frame compelling views of the desert and sky, expanding the outdoor living area while solving common site problems such as lack of privacy or shade. Interspersed are custom structures molded in translucent fiberglass in vivid hues–colorful arbors, outdoor showers, and internally lit benches.

How to Keep a Hibiscus Flourishing as a Houseplant

In this clip from a 1991 episode of “The Indoor Garden”. Liz’s neighbor, Darlene, stops by with her hibiscus to ask advice on how to get her plant flourishing.

The soundtrack was composed by Srini P. To hear more of his jazzy melodies on YouTube go here:

“The Indoor Garden” was a TV series that aired in the Washington, DC area and Baltimore, MD areas for a few years on the PBS station, WHUT-TV.

For more information on the Hibiscus including written-out care instructions, go to this blogpost on “The Indoor Garden” blog:


Rustic Garden- Part I

Learn to make this beautiful cake design with this step by step video tutorial by Edna De la Cruz. This video is part I of how to make the “Rustic Garden” cake design. It includes the basics of how to work with molded chocolate pieces, and how to make edible grass.

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