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A Very Merry List of Junk to Gift to News Junkies
For loved ones in the good fight and those you’ve yet to indoctrinate
" gift treasure troves. Shoal Creek Nursery and the Natural Gardener both sell wildflower seeds year-round, and lots of..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Feature by the News Team

Event Menu
Your local food events, May 15-16
"...fourth annual Free Chicken Seminar this weekend at the Natural Gardener (8648 Old Bee Caves Rd., 288-6113, Local..."

May 15, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

(Apple) Core Values
The East Side Compost Pedallers are cycling across a gardener's gold mine
"...or even plastic bags); the resulting scenario blocks the natural decomposition process, sometimes for decades. By composting organic material,..."

May 10, 2013 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Back to the Future
Austin's agrarian past rises again
"...Lily's primary farmer, worked as general manager of the Natural Gardener for six years during the Nineties. "John [Dromgoole]..."

April 9, 2010 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Keeping Off the Grass
Don't be a Lance Armstrong! Quit your lawn habit with a little help from xeriscaping.
"...and organic gardening expert John Dromgoole, founder of the Natural Gardener nursery, had to say about the endless turf..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Virginia B. Wood grooves to smooth yet rocking Austin restaurant scene.
"...and can be purchased at Boggy Creek Farm, the Natural Gardener, Wheatsville Co-op, or from GCP at 249-3171. For..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Virginia B. Wood explains what Por Tabla is all about and gives the lowdown on the latest culinary news in Austin.
"...lead an ethnic culinary herb garden tour at the Natural Gardener (8648 Old Bee Caves Rd., 288-6113) at 10am..."

May 26, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

In this week's edition of Food-o-File, Austin Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood credits the Austin-based owners of Z'Tejas Grill for their inclusion on Gourmet magazine's list of best restaurants for fun in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area and details several upcoming food events.
"...of the organic culinary garden she designed at The Natural Gardener (formerly Garden-Ville, 288-6113) this Sunday, October 24 from..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Agricultural Convergence
Food, art, politics, and culture come together in the garden
"...and perennials, the division enlisted Scott Dubois, an experienced gardener and landscape designer, to oversee the edible garden. Eventually,..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Hyperlocal for the Holidays
From shoes to dollhouses to leather goods, these Austin designers are doing it their way
"...amazing city full of ambitious and creative dog-lovers. From natural pet food, boutique pet stores and spas, even makers..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Features Feature by Nina Hernandez

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...the proprietors of the three wildly popular Veracruz All Natural local food trucks. The hard-working ladies got some impressive..."

July 18, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Green Corn Project Grow Local/Eat Global
This once-a-year event provides nearly all of the funding the Green Corn Project needs to help install sustainable organic gardens
"...Pav of Cooking by Design, Rosa Vera of the Natural Epicurean at Casa de Luz, and Jam Sanichat of..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Plant Nurseries and Gardeners Are Essential on Earth Day (and Every Day)
At-home gardening in Austin for food and mental health
"...Austin, most nurseries have either closed temporarily, like the Natural Gardener, or gone to curbside delivery, like Tillery Street..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Vegan Magazine Founder Summer Burton Talks Reason and Queso
Former Buzzfeed exec and Texas native is obsessed with animals
"...a $75 coupon to buy a container at the Natural Gardener, Exaco Trading Company, or the Great Outdoors. More..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Aeroponics Are the Future for One Austin Urban Farm
Farmhouse Delivery is all grown up
"...academic or corporate world, Scherzer started working at the Natural Gardener, where she not only met her wife, but..."

April 20, 2018 Food Feature by Mae Hamilton

Public Notice: One Ring to Rule Them All
There's much to dislike about the greater MoPac tollway plan
" of the Austin Chronicle Bubbleplex, John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener, a Home & Business Owners Rainwater Harvesting Panel,..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Farm Report: Both Sides Win, Lose
After a bruising debate, urban farmers and neighborhood activists pick up the pieces
"...updated code included Paula Foore of Springdale Farm, the Natural Gardener's John Drom­goole, Judith McGeary of Farm and Ranch..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Feature by Anna Toon

Food Events
May 17-21
"...• Backyard Chicken Seminar Free. Sun., May 19, 9-10am. Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd., 512/288-6113...."

May 17, 2013 Food Column

Back to the Future
At Sunday's East Austin Urban Farm Tour, you can experience a taste of Austin's past, the present, and an invaluable element in our future

April 9, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Cook Globally, Grow Locally
Green Corn Project's 10th annual fall festival returns
"...Advance tickets are $35, available at Boggy Creek Farm, Natural Gardener, Wheatsville Co-op, the Great Outdoors, and online at..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
July 18-24
" are interested in learning about keeping chickens, the Natural Gardener (8648 Old Bee Caves Rd., 288-6113) will present..."

July 18, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Austin's got a crop of new summer offerings, including myriad cupcake boutiques, the Big Ass Burger, and 'Le Burrito'
"...serving "Le Burrito" – "a hearty burrito stuffed with naturally raised chicken, lime-cilantro rice, black beans, tomato salsa, and..."

July 18, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Dirt on Composting
"...Local organic gardening authority and Natural Gardener founder John Dromgoole calls compost "earth's healing tool"..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Green Corn Project Fundraiser
Sunday, Oct. 21, noon-4pm
" Boggy Creek Farm (cash and checks only), the Natural Gardener, Wheatsville Co-op, and online at"

Oct. 19, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
A bounty of places to be
" the gate. Purchase tickets at the farm, the Natural Gardener, Wheatsville Co-op, or from a Green Corn volunteer..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Food Column

Eating Between the Lines
Books for Cooks
"...the farmstand, Whole Foods Markets, Breed & Co., the Natural Gardener, and BookPeople...."

Dec. 15, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Hightower Lowdown
The Smithsonian gets sold to the highest bidder; a tiny university builds a first-rate baseball stadium; and a common weed killer plays havoc with Mother Nature.
"...Indeed he is. In March, visitors to the Smithsonian's natural history museum were handed a four-page, glossy guide. It..."

May 10, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
School’s out and June is the beginning of summer fun
"...that after completing filming of his latest movie, Master Gardener, in Louisiana, director Paul Schrader and company retired to..."

June 1, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
Interview With Filmmaker Errol Morris
"...Control comes near its end. George Mendonça, a topiary gardener, is shaping a giant bush into an elephant. A..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Screens Feature by Jason Silverman

Holiday Tamales
Unwrap a taste of the holidays
"...Gardener's Feast (100 E. Parsons, Manor, 512/278-1775) offers several varieties..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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