Gardening With the Moon

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I am so excited about this! My friend Rebekah Shardy, who is a third-generation planting-by-the-moon gardener, will present a GARDENING WITH THE MOON class in April.

Rebekah is amazing. She’s not only an avid gardener but an award-winning fiction writer–her story “Lady in Waiting” appeared in Greenwoman Issue #4. She also makes delightful cocktails; she’s the one who introduced me to my first jasmine martini.

Oh, the mystery and power of the moon! Gardening by the lunar calendar is something I’ve had an interest in for, well, forever, but I’ve never taken the time to learn about it properly. Last spring, for example, I did look up the best planting times for root crops and above-ground crops, but my follow-up left something to be desired.

I know I need to be more “in tune” to the moon. How about you? This class will be a wonderful inspiration to do it right this year!

Hope to see you there.

–Sandra Knauf

Time: Saturday, April 13th, 2-3 p.m.

Place: Hillside Gardens, 1006 South Institute Street, Colorado Springs CO  80903. 

Gardening with the Moon

The powerful influence of the moon on plants is beyond debate. Do you know how to use it to your advantage in the garden?  

Cost is $13 per person. Participants will receive a moon-related gift and refreshments. 

To sign up (space is limited) contact Rebekah Shardy.

Phone: (970) 497-0026. E-mail:


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6 responses to “Gardening With the Moon

  1. Seems a bit pseudoscience-y to me…but interesting nonetheless.

    • Really? Doesn’t the moon connect to everything on earth? We know about its effect on tides and weather (atmospheric tides). And if the effect is great there, why not on the rest of life? 🙂

  2. I just read this anti-lunar effect entry in Wikipedia – BUT it’s very interesting that all the sources are anti-lunar effect! Hmmmm . . .

  3. I don’t doubt that the moon influences life here on earth. I’m just trying to be cautious about making claims without enough evidence. Here’s an interesting piece:
    I like the last line the most – it’s very Carl Sagan sounding to me.

  4. Linda Chalker-Scott’s cool. I’ve read one of her books and enjoyed it immensely! The night-feeding herbivorous insect thing is fascinating! (And maybe it’s like the chicken and the egg–what came first? The food for the insects? Then the over-population.Then the plant response?) Too many questions, and some things cannot be duplicated in a laboratory. Let’s just say I’m putting my money on the ancient ones.

  5. The Sun the Moon and the Earth. Each one plays it’s required roll.

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