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Pay it Forward with Radical Acts of Kindness

It's not a typo. I did in fact use the word radical instead of random. Radical acts of kindness are a real thing. Radical Acts Of Kindness Are Random Acts Of Kindness With Intention What...

What’s Your Mantra?

Mantras come and go while others stick. What’s your mantra? When I began writing Pass The Pistil I was filled with ideas — ideas spurned on by a deep seated desire that didn’t yet have...

Grow What You Love Book Trailer

 The Grow What You Love book trailer is just a small taste of what's in store for readers and anyone looking for simple ways to live life a little differently and a little more...

Personal Notes on Goal-Setting (& other everyday magic)

What's your goal-setting process? Does the new year mean a new you? Possibly. But I think we’ve been thinking about the business of goal-setting (aka New Year’s Resolutions) all wrong. Somewhere along the way between...

Sneak Peek at the Grow What You Love Book! Releasing March 2018

Many of you may know that I’ve been squirreled away this past year writing my first book! The title of the book is Grow What You Love: 12 Food Plant Families to Change Your Life, published...

Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from work as a school garden educator, where one of my...

Random Acts of Flowers: Learnings From the SF Flower Show

  There are 3 things that jump out at me when reading the line-up for the coming San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Make & Take Stations. Mini DIY workshops spread throughout the show will demonstrate...

A Year for Love & Book Making

  It's been 7 years since I began writing and capturing images for Pass The Pistil. When I started, I wasn't sure where it would lead, I just knew I had to start. Through the...

Grow What You Love with BigTruck

  When I went searching for an apparel company to match my own work and message, I immediately looked to bigtruck. They’re a self-described “fun first” brand with a passion for the outdoors. Community, a...

Community Squeeze: 5 Key Takeaways From Gleaning & Food Making

  Fall comes and I'm reminded my garden is far bigger than the confines of the backyard. In fall, apple trees, figs, persimmons, and fall flowers reveal what they’ve been working on all summer and...
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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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