Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon Gonzalez


Ramon is the original urban garden blogging male espousing a DIY philosophy to gardening and garden projects.
Better known online as MrBrownThumb, he’s been demystifying gardening secrets for average gardeners online since 2005. Besides writing the popular MrBrownThumb garden blog he’s co-founder of@SeedChat on Twitter, the creative director of One Seed Chicago, and founder of the Chicago Seed Library.

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Where have all the monarch butterflies gone?

How lawn chemicals and herbicides affect dogs

Dive into aquaponics (the water's fine)

Conservationists are peeping mad about birdsong apps

Bug-out bag: What to pack for a disaster

How to celebrate Arbor Day without a yard

How to create a dog-friendly garden

Hugelkultur: The ultimate raised garden bed

15 handy online tools for gardeners

17 easy-to-start seeds for beginner gardeners

How to get free seeds for your first garden

Turf wars: Natural grass is greener than synthetic turf