Backyard gardens


Organic Pest Control: Part 2

This month’s theme is Organic Pest Management!  There are dozens of pests out there that want to munch on your veggies as much as you do!  However, not all bugs in your garden are bad.  In fact, most of the bugs you will see will either be neutral or even beneficial for your garden.  Before […]


Organic Pest Control: Part 1

This month’s theme is Organic Pest Management!  There are dozens of pests out there that want to munch on your veggies as much as you do!  However, not all bugs in your garden are bad.  In fact, most of the bugs you will see will either be neutral or even beneficial for your garden.  Before […]


BIU Backyard Gardener: Lorna 2

I applied for the grant last year, but was not accepted into the program.  I feel so blessed and grateful that I was accepted into the program this year.  Persistence truly does pay off.  I am so thankful that Lexy, Shae, Taylor, Sherri and others have so freely and generously shared their time, knowledge and […]


Homegrown Summer Beauty

The last few months have been full of summer’s abundance. Towards the end of May, Build It Up hosted the Maintaining Your Garden workshop for the Backyard Gardeners. This workshop was held a unique location— Serenity Knolls Farm, located in Jonesborough, TN. This provided Gardeners, both the youngers and the adults, the opportunity to see […]