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...

The Gift of Trees

  It's no mystery that, as people, we're compelled by trees or that, as children, we're obliged to climb them. You could say it's part...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Show Me Your #GrowWhatYouLove

  What do you love to grow? A recent visit to New York City reminded me that, while we may live far and wide, we all...

George Harrison — Gardener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXX2W-jWvZI Love it.

Cider Making with City Fruit: What if every town had a community orchard?

  Is this a memo from the universe? I returned home from a fabulous research trip to Seattle when a friend sent this photo via...

Gardening Gone Wild

It wasn’t long ago I was struck with one of my many wild ideas to start a non-profit supporting pollinator gardens. I was convinced...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Get Growing– My Interview with Kate Hanley

  I recently had the pleasure of joining Kate Hanley on her podcast, How to Be a Better Person, to chat about what we as...

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...

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...
I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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