Prisoners build an organic vegetable garden in the prison yard of the medium security unit at San Quentin State Prison in December. Kirk Crippens/ Insight Garden Program hide caption

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Hermine Ricketts says she gardens for the food and for the peace it brings her. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

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The Nourishmat, which is inspired by Square Foot Gardening, makes it easy to grow 15 to 20 pounds of food in a small space with a plastic mat that serves as a garden planting guide. Courtesy of Earth Starter hide caption

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Decorated gnomes designed by celebrities, including Elton John (second from the right), are displayed at Chelsea Flower Show on Monday in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

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Through the City Land Application of Biosolids Program in Geneva, Ill., the fertilizer supplement is provided to local farmers at no cost. City of Geneva/Flickr hide caption

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An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkeycart/Flickr hide caption

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A tomato expert recommends planting seedlings in rich soil with lots of organic matter and a steady slow-release fertilizer. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The lawn of Nashville yoga instructor James Alvarez is being taken over by buckwheat. Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Tired Of Mowing Your Lawn? Try Foodscaping It Instead

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At The Community Garden, It's Community That's The Hard Part

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D. Landreth Seed Co. President Barbara Melera with a bunch of peanuts at her Philadelphia Flower Show booth. Max Matza for NPR hide caption

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A Seed Company That Helped Presidents And Immigrants Garden Falters

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