YouTube, Websites, Ted Talks and Workshops
Workshops to Benefit the Novato Community Garden
Do you remember the taste of a tomato freshly picked from the vine? How about sweet corn, cucumbers, green beans, onions, lettuces and herbs? We will be offering workshops in the new year to get you inspired to plant and grow your own food. Proceeds from the fees will be used to help build the Novato Community Garden at the Lieb Property at 1521 Hill Road in Novato California, across from the Margaret Todd Senior Center and the Hill Recreation Area.
YouTube, Websites and Ted Talks
The Hidden Beauty of Pollination - A www.TED.com Video
Pollination: it's vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film "Wings of Life," inspired by the vanishing of one of nature's primary pollinators, the honeybee.
The Mixed Garden - Mixing California Native with Non-Native Plants
LIFE - Landscape Integrity Films and Education "Mix California native plants with your Mediterranean non-natives to support the nature of California, add beauty to your garden, and be efficient with your water use. Native plants provide essential habitat for butterflies, birds, and more. Also, California natives don’t need soil amendments or fertilizers. So much to love! Sponsored and supported by the Metropolitan Water District, Arroyo Seco Foundation and California Water Efficiency Partnership."
The Beauty of California Native Plants - California Native Garden LIFE - Landscape Integrity Films and Education "Given that we are in a water and an extinction crisis, it makes sense to plant native. CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDEN"
Canal Community Garden - The Trust for Public Lands
"The residents of the Canal Street neighborhood in San Rafael, California, come from diverse backgrounds, but they share a love for good food grown locally. Ever since the loss of an old community garden, locals have been keen to rebuild their plots—bigger and better. The Trust for Public Land has partnered with Canal Street neighborhood and the Union Bank Foundation to help get the job done. In this short clip, project partners share their vision for the new gardens."
Community Gardens: Different Types - KSREVideos
"There are many types of community gardens including: neighborhood gardens, allotment gardens, communal gardens, children's gardens, and gardens that provide vocational training. Each type has benefits and concerns which should be considered before starting a community garden. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University."
The Role of Pollinators: Wings of Life
"From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures."
United States Department of Agriculture: Forest Service: Pollinators
"Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at! Animals that assist plants in their reproduction as pollinators include species of ants, bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, flies, moths, wasps, as well as other unusual animals. Wind and water also play a role in the pollination of many plants."
The Novato Community Garden is a project of Novato Live Well Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.