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Maintaining Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden Requires an Annual Visit from Japanese Master Gardeners

Posted on · This spring, you might’ve enjoyed the occasional stroll through Hermann Park and its Japanese Garden. However, the garden’s many crepe myrtles, azaleas and cherry trees don’t stay beautiful on their own. Every year a team of master gardeners from Japan comes to Houston to tend to the garden. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse paid a […]

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Senior Center Teaches Everything from Organic Gardening to Smartphones

Posted on · Houston seniors are learning to grow their own organic food courtesy of the community gardening program at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center. It’s just one of nearly 200 educational and civic programs being offered at the center. The senior garden features raised beds so seniors of all levels of physical ability can participate.

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Hydrogen Fuel and Your Gardening Questions: Houston Matters for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative forms of energy that might someday, in some way, dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Last week, we discussed solar energy. In future weeks, we'll explore wind and biofuels. Today, we talk about developments in harnessing hydrogen energy. We welcome […]

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How Can I Get My Kid to Eat Healthier?

Posted on · We discuss efforts to develop healthier eating habits among Houston’s children, as we talk with Gracie Cavnar, Founder and CEO of the Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation.We learn about the foundation’s nutrition education efforts, and discuss ways to make our youngest Houstonians smarter food consumers. And we welcome your questions about how obesity impacts a […]

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As the Weather Starts to Warm Up, Is It Time to Plant?

Posted on · It’s really started to warm up in Houston in recent days – a reminder that, if you haven’t already done so, this might be a good time to plant. We welcome your questions for horticulture expert John Gardner about tending your garden. From what to plant to how to care for it, what grows in […]