At first appearance, the vines might seem to have no peas on them. Actually, there's a huge bounty every day.

Franken-Peas Found Here

Peas need picking daily in order to continue growing. The more we pick, the more peas will grow. In fact, if we …

Bee balm is one of the many pollinator plantings at the Garden at 485 Elm. There's plenty for humans to share some, too.

Bee balm salad

Bee balm grows in the perennial bed outside the garden fence along the road. It’s delicious as well as beautiful.  Bee balm …

Snipping off garlic scapes lets the garlic plant use all resources -- sun, soil nutrients, water -- for growing bigger garlic bulbs.

Planting Lots, Eating Well

Today we nearly cleared the seedling table of the plants we started and purchased.                 …

2016-06-21 River Walk Ned holds plant with spider eggs.46

Living with the River

On a beautiful Tuesday evening during National Pollinator Week, naturalist and gardener at 485 Elm Ned Swanberg led a group along the …

2016-06-11 John & Ned assemble new garden beds.31

People transform a garden

On June 11, we built garden beds, installed tomato structures, and planted tomatoes, greens, and other crops.           …

2016-06-07 Beneficial spotted ladybeetle.25

Our Frenemies in the Garden

On a cool evening, our garden coordinator Cindy led a guided tour of the garden’s bugs. We coexist with beneficial bugs. We …

2016 Pollinator collage

Beyond the garden fence: Pollinators

The Garden at 485 Elm intentionally attracts pollinators like bees. It’s good for our crops that require pollination, but it’s also critical …