harvest party in the SNOW block alley

harvest party in the SNOW block alley

Thanks to Anna Webb, friend of the alley project and writer for the Idaho Statesman, the SNOW Block alley made it into the paper again. This time for a harvest/birthday party. It’s something that I’ve dreamt of since the very beginning –  long tables with...
national night out in the SNOW block

national night out in the SNOW block

The creation of the SNOW Block has done wonders in helping our neighbors get to know each other. One thing I hear over and over from people visiting the project is how they wish they could do something similar in their neighborhood. Well, for one night a year,...
my radio debut – D&B garden show

my radio debut – D&B garden show

Debbie Cook and I go way back to the days when I was in the Master Garden program. She’s a talented gardener and arborist who contributes to the D&B Supply blog and also hosts an hour gardening radio show on local station KIDO each Saturday morning. I was...
building community is right up our alley

building community is right up our alley

I was recently asked to write an article about the SNOW Block alley for the website Conversations from the Brink. Usually I write about the gardening aspects of the project but this piece talks more about the sociological impact it’s had on our block. Enjoy!...
grow blueberries in idaho

grow blueberries in idaho

I’d tried a couple times to grow blueberries and I’d failed an equal amount of times. Apparently my standard stick-it-in-the-ground-and-let-it-be approach wasn’t going to work this time. Resolved to have blueberries as part of the SNOW Block Alley...
pruning fruit trees

pruning fruit trees

Growing up we had fruit trees and I got all the benefits (read: eating) without any of the work. Now suddenly with the SNOW Block Alley project I find myself with five apple, three pear, a cherry and the most recent addition, a Cot-n-Candy apricot/plum mixture...