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Garden Companion Newsletter Issue No. 15
41 Years.
143 Countries.
Millions of people educated.
Millions of garden beds created.
Billions of pounds of fertile soil grown.
...and we're just getting started.
Grow Hope. Grow Abundance.
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Editor: Leslie Roberts
Editorial Assistance: Carol Cox and Mary Zellachild
Graphic Design: Shannon Joyner
Contributors: Joe Huber, Matt Drewno, Paul Higgins, Mary Zellachild, Rachel Britten, Justin Bartolini,
Bobby Zekanoski, Rachel Laase,, BG staff, and GROW BIOINTENSIVE® friends from around the world.
Find us on Facebook! Email Ecology Action at GROW BIOINTENSIVE Community Announcements Book Review - Food Rebellions! Book Review - Western Fruit, Berries and Nuts Book Review - The Hidden Life of Trees Book Review - Perennial Vegetables Book Review - Affording OURLAND Book Reviews Volunteer Needed to Create Online GB Forum FAQ - What About Perennials? Teach Yourself the Basics - Free GB Handbook in 7 Languages Biointensive Team Corner: Bobby Zekanoski How to Grow More Vegetables, 9th Edition is Here! Update - Paul Simiyu Mukhwana Michael Abelman, Urban Ag Pioneer Former EA Intern Founds GROW West Africa BIOINTENSIVE Ligia Espinoza Receives GB Teacher Certification The Care and Feeding of Tree Collards Starting Lettuce in Hot Weather Recipe - Tree Collard Salad with Balsamic Vinagrette Herbal Spotlight: Dandelion, the Wishful Weed Victory Gardens for Peace Mini-Farm Garden Report Feeding Homeless Children in Kenya A New Vision for the Future of GROW BIOINTENSIVE Girl Scouts Native Plant Project Donate Now! About Ecology Action Donate Now! Your Contributions Grow Hope Around the World! Common Ground Garden Website Since 1972, EA has been researching and demonstrating the growing edge of sustainable food raising, 
  and making our knowledge available to people everywhere. It is your support dollars that enable this growth and global outreach. Please consider increasing your general support so we can continue to expand our fundamental outreach programs to people here at home and around the world—and grow a healthier, fairer, more hopeful tomorrow for us all. DONATE NOW Bountiful Gardens - Reliable Heirloom Seeds, Non-GMO, Non-Hybrid, Non-Profit. A project of Ecology Action 707-459-6410 M-F 10AM-5PM. Over 600 varieties of seeds for vegetables, herbs, grains, cover crops, pollinator plants, oil crops and more. We ship seeds, books, DVDs, supplies and quality tools worldwide. For garden tips and info you will not find elsewhere, check out the How-To section of our website, Click here to go to the website. Click here to shop Bountiful Gardens website How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs Sept 9 2PM-4PM $25 - $30 Planting for Honey Bees, September 23, 2-4PM, $30 Fall Fruit Tree Pruning for Beauty and Bounty, October 14, 2-4PM, $25-$30 How to Start and Grow a Community Garden, November 4, 2-4PM, $30 Click here to go to Common Ground Garden