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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...

The Stuff in Between

Is the substance that is life simply the blur between the lines?  In fact, what happened to the lines and whatever was supposed to...

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...

Guerrilla Gardening Surprise

I have a new guerrilla gardening tactic. Walk around with a flat of seedlings wrapped up neatly in paper pots and see what happens....

Community Squeeze: 1st Annual Community Cider Pressing

  Do you have an apple tree? If not, your neighbor may have an apple tree, or maybe there's one down the way near the community park?...

Brijette Romstedt & The San Diego Seed Company

  It was just 4 years ago when Brijette Romstedt realized she was part of something big, what she describes as "an innocent moment that...

Garden Making with Handy Helen

  Helen, aka Handy Helen, is a woman on a mission with a garden growing from beginning, middle to end. Most recently she's up to...

What’s Trending | More Than a Farmer’s Market

I'd like to think every town across the county has a farmer's market to shake things up at least once a week -- seasons...

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...

Framing Seasons

The crazy, inexplicable tug of fall is here.  I love it.  In fact, I'm in a quandary.  For all my love of spring and...

Garden Planning and the Five F’s

The art of crafting a garden is one of the most fulfilling and sometimes hair pulling endeavors to embark upon. Clean lines, starting small...

20 Tips for Gardening with Kids

  What is one of your first childhood, garden memories? Does it jump to the tip of your mind? Or maybe you're like me and...

Baylor Chapman & Lila B. Design

    Some of the most forward thinking living arrangements are the handiwork of Baylor Chapman, author of The Plant Recipe Book. I happened upon her...

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...

Shooting From the Hip

"Shit or get off the pot."  This is a phrase my mother commanded on a regular basis while I was growing up and continues...

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...

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...

Grow What You Love and Pass It On

  In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them. If I...

5 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

  School's out. At least for a few more weeks. I say make the most of it. Time for summer fun only the way summer...
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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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