John Venman

‘Gardening by the Moon’ calendar features advice as old as mankind

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Gardeners looking for ways to grow better vegetables and flowers with less work can turn to the night skies for help—or a locally produced publication. On the Internet, there are 11 million, 800 thousand references to gardening with the moon, and local landscape expert John Venman of Venman’s Landscape and Soil Alive, 510 Wolverine (in Rockford’s [...]

Ancient practices outlined in new calendar

April 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

People have done it for centuries, but nowadays talking about it might raise a few eyebrows. Rockford landscape expert John Venman is not only willing to talk about it, he’s again created a calendar that spells out when and why of planting and landscaping by the phases of the moon. John Venman speaks to Rockford and Greenville garden clubs about his belief in the [...]